||05-09-2010 11:07 PM
Help with Melbourne, Bris, Gold Coast and Sydney music scenes
My band is about to release an album from our US-based record label;
The Colourphonics - Pop Rock
Can download our album for free at the link in my sig if you're interested in having a listen and if you believe like we believe, read the following. if not, ignore the following but play the songs to death anyway. :)
We're looking to start booking tours and whatnot, initially interstate. Only problem is, we're a bit short of people on the ground so we're looking for people who live in the above locations who'd be willing to help us with various promotional initiatives and dealing in person with venues if the need arises (not often, things are usually done via email).
First off, if anyone knows people in the gig scenes of those places who we can speak to regarding booking gigs, that in and of itself would be a huge help. Or if you're willing to sniff out some for us that'd be great too. We also may need some help with booking agents and an in-person meeting may well be required. I've already enquired about gigs with places like Revolver and The Evelyn in Melbs and The Vanguard in Sydney so any further suggestions for venues who'd suit our style elsewhere would be most welcome. If you're willing to head in and have a chat to the venue operators or booking agents, that'd be great but generally it'd be an email thing from me.
Any of the above would be massive and, tbh, is the bread-and-butter of the band operation more so than anything else.
Now for the more 'extra mile' stuff. Once we have gigs booked, we will get posters and other promotional material to the venues as well as try to get spots on local radio, etc. but what would really help is if we had people on the ground who could get posters up in the surrounding areas, Uni's, etc. We'd send them over or arrange a local pick-up at a printing place so try to keep your costs down to a minimum. Any non-trivial costs we'd reimburse. We have a CD sampler of our material (3 album tracks, not 30 second snippits or lame **** like that) which could benefit from distribution too so if you're prepared to head to a venue and hand out CD's, that'd be grand.
As a reward, you'd be guaranteed an album CD in the first instance, no sweat. As time goes on, there will definitely be t-shirts and other goodies we'll pass on to you. Free tix at the door too, obv.
So, who's in?