Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Do you wear your own bands t-shirts, hats, shirts, ect??

Collapse
X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Do you wear your own bands t-shirts, hats, shirts, ect??

    I had a discussion with some band members. I have my own band but I don’t wear our own stuff like t-shirts and sweatshirts. To give you all a little back ground our merchandise is strong. We have good branding and sell a lot of it. Our girl singers wear a lot of it and a couple band members also. I started the band but I don’t really feel comfortable doing it. It was the same way with my old martial arts school, I never wore stuff advertising it either. The members asked why and for me I guess it feels a little cheesy. How do you guys handle or feel about this?
    "Danny, ci manchi a tutti. La E-Street Band non e' la stessa senza di te. Riposa in pace, fratello"

  • #2
    It's your brand. If you won't wear it, how can you expect anyone else to?
    http://thekiltlifters.com

    Comment


    • #3
      I have 6 other members that will and a slew of other people. That wasn't the question.
      "Danny, ci manchi a tutti. La E-Street Band non e' la stessa senza di te. Riposa in pace, fratello"

      Comment


      • #4
        Certainly not on stage . . . Around town? Still seems odd. Put a bumper sticker on your car.
        Last edited by senorblues; 05-02-2019, 06:27 PM.

        Comment


        • #5
          Wearing a shirt on stage with your band's name or logo on it seems innocuous to me. We do it and Mick Jagger has done okay with his career wearing their logo on stage for many years. If your music is good, it probably will not matter what you are wearing.
          "Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has." - Martin Luther

          Comment


          • #6
            Girls can pull it off because most girls will look cute in just about anything.

            Guys wearing their own band's shirts comes off as trying too hard.

            JMHO

            Comment


            • #7
              We all sport our logo in daily life as well as on stage.
              A good logo is important. Our merch sales are always off the chart, and you can see our logo on vehicles randomly all over the place.
              Yeah we wear it and live it everywhere.
              DON'T BE ALARMED!!! REMAIN CALM!!!!!!!!!
              There's nothing to see here. It's another day in IDAHO!!!

              My bands Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stiff.richard

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by guido61 View Post
                Girls can pull it off because most girls will look cute in just about anything.

                Guys wearing their own band's shirts comes off as trying too hard.

                JMHO
                About the closest to wearing my own band's merch onstage that I've ever come is wearing a stage crew t-shirt for a band I was running live sound for. I've worn band shirts for bands I was in around town a few times, but never at a show. Even wearing the shirts around town felt a bit too pretentious, so it's not something I'd do on a regular basis.

                **********

                "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
                - George Carlin

                "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
                - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
                - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

                Comment


                • #9
                  See that's how I feel. Our merch sales are fine so I don't have to worry. I agree about it being pretentious.
                  "Danny, ci manchi a tutti. La E-Street Band non e' la stessa senza di te. Riposa in pace, fratello"

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X