Booking a First Gig


Your band is finally ready to perform in front of a live audience. Learn about how to book a gig, from making contacts to finding locations. Discover how bands promote their first gig and make the crowd go wild at performance time!
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Your band is finally ready to perform in front of a live audience. Learn about how to book a gig, from making contacts to finding locations. Discover how bands promote their first gig and make the crowd go wild at performance time!
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Children's Literature
This is one title in the nonfiction series "Rock Music Library." The series is designed to explain the process of entering the world of rock bands. The books utilize a simple format of four short chapters followed by a hands-on activity, a glossary, further references, and an index. Colorful photographs capture the actions of band members as they go through the necessary operations that precede a concert appearance. In Booking a First Gig, readers learn that new bands have a hard time breaking into the music world. They may start out by playing for free just to get the exposure. Many new bands are booked for school events, local parties, or small clubs, often using connections with acquaintances to get jobs. Local contests or amateur nights are also good venues for starting out. A contract is usually drawn up before a performance to clarify the expectations for the band. The band must take every job seriously nd give strong performances to establish its reputation. Advertising may bring in more mobs. Some new bands are paid to perform, while others are grateful simply for the opportunity to perform for an audience. The final section is a step-by-step procedure for creating a flier to advertise the band. This straightforward presentation is supported by short bits about real bands that will engage readers who are interested in rock music careers. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 10 to 14.
— Carol E. Lynch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736821445
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Rock Music Library
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A First Gig Success 4
Chapter 2 Finding a First Gig 8
Chapter 3 Preparing for a Gig 14
Chapter 4 Performing a First Gig 22
Making a Flier 28
Glossary 30
To Learn More 31
Useful Addresses 31
Internet Sites 32
Index 32
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