My bands starting to look into booking gigs and we're wondering what a good strategy for it is. We're based in Melbourne Australia but we want to get to other parts of the country too. Luckily for us, there is budget airlines/cities within 1 day driving distance and we want to take advantage of those. We're all fine with paying money to get to gigs, this all of our main hobby so we have money to put into it. We're all young and good mates so spending time getting to towns to play is all good!
That being said, is this a logical monthly plan to establish a fan base? This is a rough montly plan
Weekend 1 - Busking/hosting a BBQ (bassists dad has the permits for this! Gotta love hook ups) to hopefully fund recordings/merch/plane tickets
Weekend 2 - Melbourne gig
Weekend 3 - Out of town (Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, etc)depending on seat sales and gear logistics.
Weekend 4 - Time off, or busking again if everyones free
Weekend 5 - Out of town again, depensing on weekend 3 and seat sales and gear logistics.
We figure doing this would give us the ability to make each gig an event as opposed to just another gig. And the consistentcy (sp?) of gigging out of town should help gain fans too right?
What do you guys think? We know it's a pipe dream to "make it" but why not have a go at it? We're all good friends and just love playing together.