Posted on : 16-09-2009 | By : Live Concert | In : Indie Music
Many people would say the first thing to do is to find a name for the band. Lets start from there s hall we??
The auditions are over, you have found your bass player and you all seem to get along really well. The excitement is in the air and you have had your first performer bonding celebration.
Now its time to start your musical journey together.
Personally, I think that locating a performer name is THE hardest decision that the performer will ever have to make and consequently one of the most important decisions as well.
A band name is a unusually vital part of the bands identity. It is the first point of contact a punter has with the band.
I cannot recall how many times individuals have raved about a band to me but cannot tell me the name when I ask them. Right there is the has been ted opening for a band. It frustrates me no end.
This is a optimum example of how extremely necessary a performer name is.
The performer name is the first thing that a punter will remember. They will not address the performer by the names of the individuals in it when they talk to their friends (unless they are personal friends of yours) they will address the performer by its name.
The perfect way to find a performer name is through sheer persistance. Locating a performer name that is agreeable by any person is not an simple task.
Here are some performer name party suggestions:
1. Get every member to write down their own list of potential band names
This can be the 1st task that the performer might do collectively. session a date for the 1st performer meeting and among now and then do that task.
2. Make brainstorming band names the topic of your 1st ever band meeting
When anybody gets together put all of the lists out on the table and go through each one keeping to one side the names that’strike a chord’ (sorry about the pun) with all of you and getting rid of the rest.
As a group try brainstorming some ideas. This is a great way to start formulating what the performer is all about, what its image is etc, etc.
3. Create a competition among all your companions /family/anyone else via email
This is a great way to start compiling the beginnings of your bands email list. List all of your friends /family/anyone else that you want to include and their email addresses and compile them all into one mailing group. Send out an email outlining the competition and be ready for the tips to come flooding in.
It’s necessary to have a cut off date for the competition (perhaps by your first band meeting) and to have a prize on offer. Of course the prize is totally up to you.
Make sure that when you do find a performer name that you announce it through your email group. You have just started email promotion of your band.
Whatever you do have fun with the process and don’t let the quest to find a performer name override the other things that you have to do such as writing songs and locating rehearsal space.
I guarantee that once you have agreed on a band name you’ll all collectively breathe a immense sigh of relief. The hardest part of the journey has been achieved.