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    Has anyone got any advise on starting a band. I play guitar and am quite veritial with music.
    How to find members?
    Finding cheap/free practice space?
    How to get gig when the band is ready for gigs?
    How to build a fan base?
    What do you need for gigs?
    General costs?
    is there any other stuff that bands starting out should/need to know?
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    How to find members?
    Ask people you know, post on relevant facebook groups and JoinMyBand.co.uk

    Finding cheap/free practice space?
    Google "music practice spaces in [your area]". Don't expect anything overly cheap, though. Where I practice is about £7/hour but we do hire some equipment which adds a few pounds on. Unless a band member has a space in their house where you can play, don't expect to get anything for free.

    How to get gig when the band is ready for gigs?
    Go to local gigs, make friends with the promoter. Once you'd built up a good rapport over a few weeks, mention if they'd be able to put your band on. Ideally, have a demo CD or something to give them so they have an idea of what you sound like.

    How to build a fan base?
    Facebook, bandcamp and YouTube appear to be the best ways of finding new music right now. Paying for promotion of posts on Facebook does work, but is costly. Don't expect to get famous or make a living from music, though.


    What do you need for gigs?
    This is depend on what the venue can provide and what you can borrow from other bands playing. Generally, each member needs their own instruments and amplifiers, but you shouldn't need to provide any microphones to mic up the amps, drums or vocalist(s).

    General costs?
    Many instruments have consumables: drum skins, cymbals, guitar strings, plectrums, batteries etc all need replacing from time to time.

    is there any other stuff that bands starting out should/need to know?
    Don't expect to get paid to play, and if you do get some money, don't expect it to cover much more than your travel expenses. Also remember that the music industry is NOT a meritocracy. Being a highly talented musician doesn't mean you'll be well known.
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    Damo is great for everything you've mentioned and then some... Check out his youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Damiankeyes it's full of gold
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    Get yourself to some local jam nights/open mic nights. All will fall into place.
 
 
 
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