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Old 07-30-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
jrbulifant
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starting an acoustic solo act

I don't exactly know where to start ive got songs written but thats about it should i play a gig first, post them online, when should i start releasinng demos etc.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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Get yourself to some open mic nights. Then you can test out a few tracks and garner a response. Look for some support slots as well if you have enough material. When you are confident that you know which of your songs are the strongest I'd get a them recorded for an EP that you can give away/sell at gigs/post online. It's all about playing live to build a following to start with though.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:12 PM   #3
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You should have demos ASAP to get gigs. Put them on a private on soundcloud and privately share them with venues and promoters. if they are good enough have them publicly available.

Then play gigs.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:36 PM   #4
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Have you ever played out anywhere solo? (Including open mics)? What gear do you have, what type of music do you play, what type of venues are you looking at?
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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Definitely go busking and/or to open mic nights. I prefer busking because its magic - often it puts you in touch with real people and if they stop to listen you can get their perspective on your work. Theres also a lot of freedom to explore your style and will help you to get comfortable playing in public. In some cities you can make a nice amount of cash while you practice.Then as others have said look at recording your strongest songs and getting gigs. Start small and work your way up... Enjoy the ride!
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