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  • Call for Opinions: Tribute Band

    First off, thanks for reading this.

    I play in a Billy Joel tribute band named An Innocent Band; www.aninnocentband.com We are from Indianapolis. We have played the Indiana State Fair, both major casinos around Indy, Garfield Park

    Gregg - Guitarist
    An Innocent Band - www.aninnocentband.com
    Danny Isaacs Band - www.myspace.com/dannyisaacsband
    Me - www.facebook.com/gregg.jones2

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    Advertise. Contact venues, maybe legions, other venues.
    NO SIGNATURE FOR YOU!!

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    • #3

      Just so you know, my web browser detected malware on your site so I couldn't check out the band. sorry.

      www.ostrichhat.com

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      • StratGuy22
        StratGuy22 commented
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        Maybe there's an agent out there that can get you into rooms that would be a good match for your act.

      • Guitar Slim
        Guitar Slim commented
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        Jeff,

        Are you using Google Chrome? I got the same error message using Chrome but not with IE. The web guys said there is something there that they will have to go through and clean out but it hasn't effected us in any other way yet.

        Thanks!


    • #4
      Take a look a Gigmasters. They have been a fantastic source of good paying private events for us and I know a lot of tribute bands get work there as well. You need good audio and video demos to get work (haven't had the chance to look at your stuff yet) but if you guys are good, I can't imagine a good Billy Joel act wouldn't work a lot
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      band websites:
      http://www.JumpStartYourParty.com
      https://www.gigmasters.com/Rock/Jump-Start
      https://www.facebook.com/JumpStartYourParty
      http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/jumps...587fe5f12.html

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      • Guitar Slim
        Guitar Slim commented
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        We're looking into Gigmasters. Is the original fee, $299/yr, all that we pay or does Gigmasters get a cut of each gig? Are there any other fees that I've not caught yet.

         

        Thanks,

        Gregg


    • #5
      Radio works amazingly well. You have to have an ad that says what they are hearing is you. You need to pick appropriate stations. It's not cheap, but I'm betting a payback in less than a year of either better paying or more jobs. (Probably both.)

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      • #6

        www.aninnocentband.com

        Hello Everyone,

        We have replaced our old website with a new, much different, offering. If you have a moment, please check it out and post any comments.

        Our promo video is on the Music page. There are also a couple studio mp3s, a pair of live mp3s, and a short video of our 1st gig.

        Thank you for any comments or suggestions,

        Gregg - Guitarist
        An Innocent Band - www.aninnocentband.com
        Danny Isaacs Band - www.myspace.com/dannyisaacsband
        Me - www.facebook.com/gregg.jones2

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        • WynnD
          WynnD commented
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          Really like the website. Works great in Safari. (Didn't check my iphone.)

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        Y'all sound really good.  My 2 cents (which aren't even worth that) is that Billy Joel's popularity is, much like Bruce Springsteen, huge in the NYC metro area, but otherwise much more "nichey".  I don't know if either a Springsteen or a Joel tribute act would do well finding regular work here in Louisiana.  Conversely, when I lived in Jersey, everyone I knew loved both of them and a good tribute band would be in high demand

        I guess I'm not sure where you'd score regular gigs outside of clubs/bars, and even that would be difficult to stay in a close regional area.  It's definitely an act that if you were willing to travel, you could do very well as a casino/fair/event band.  

        All that being said...  IMO, your best bet is something like Gigmasters or I'd look for a good agent with connections into the corporate/private party scene.  

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        Jason
        My band: http://www.facebook.com/thetrickydickies

        "Do or do not. There is no try" - Yoda

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