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September 13, 2009

Get A Gig In London Next Week

Filed under: Band News — ian @ 8:14 pm

Amy, just like so many young bands, you are putting so much effort into promoting yourselves to the world through social networking that you are forgetting to promote your band locally. Who are the people who are going to turn up and see you play live? Often it’s the same bunch, a small circle of hardcore fans, friends and family - The Locals!

You are in a Camden based band, promote yourselves in London. Get a map, find your favourite London venue (the venue you like and play most), draw a circle around it with a radius of about 25 miles (about 40 kilometres) and start targeting the people that are part of your scene and lifestyle — I find it odd that a new band who is working within an area of about 1963 square miles, and a population of say 5 million, has time to worry about expanding out to the rest of the world.

Amy, I’ve found a resource for you: London Gigs. London Gigs is a website that aims to give you all the information on gigs happening in London, plus, they’ve got a big list of venues. And like all websites of this nature, I’m sure they need your input too - London Gigs would be a good place to advertise your next gig, so send them all your gig details.

6 Comments »

  1. Emma from the London Gigs team here - Please do send in all your gig listings, where and when you’re playing, and you’ll get a free listing on our site. We can put up a personal recommendation for you and a link straight to your myspace site as well.

    We really do need all you bands to contact us and let us know when you’re playing - get your music out there, there are lots of people who’d like to hear your music other than just your regular fan base but you’ve got to let them all know…

    londongigs.net list all the best alternative, interesting gigs in London in an easy informative way - Please Support Us! e:listings@londongigs.net

    Comment by Emma — September 14, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

  2. London Gigs are now on Twitter and MySpace, they could be a good act to follow:
    http://twitter.com/LONDON_GIGS_
    http://www.myspace.com/london.gigs

    Comment by ian — September 19, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

  3. Hello my name is Jules Mann and I’m a singer songwriter living just outside London. I am due to perform at The Blag Club in Notting Hill Gate London at 8pm on May 13th 2010. Tickets £5 at the door.
    I’d really appreciate anyone listening to my music on my myspace page and who might consider coming to the event to support me. Thanks for any time you can spare.

    Comment by Jules Mann — May 11, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

  4. Hi, I am a singer songwriter and I also have a band which recently are doing well locally. We would like to gig in London, how can we find and get a gig? please :)

    Comment by Victorio — June 17, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

  5. Victorio, see http://www.ldnentertainments.com/

    Comment by ian — June 17, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

  6. Hi

    We are a Band from South East London which consists of 2 good friends.

    We have gigs coming up in London please check our Soundcloud or Facebook page for details and also our new songs…

    Thanks

    Sons

    www.soundcloud.com/sonsbetweenguns

    www.facebook.com/sonsbetweenguns

    Comment by Sons Between Guns — September 23, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

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