#1
we are a new band and have just put ourselves on myspace (www.myspace.com/liquidmachineuk)
we have 1 song up at the moment and are adding friends, trying to get ourselves out there. people we know tell us we have a good sound and that the song is pretty good, although the quality isnt great

we intend to record some live songs this week that will be much better quality
but im not sure people really care! the last band i was in was only popular because the singer and the drummer are the maddest partiers in my whole town, but how can we get people to notice us?
we want local bands to take notice and have added some and left comments saying their music is cool and asking them to check us out but still, no one really has paid much attention

how do we get ourselves well known and how can we get ourselves support slots with local bands? its like we've dried up already and only been on myspace for a few days! i mean, how do we get across to people who might like our music, the friend finder on myspace is abysmal!

help?!
#2
Go to the front door of different music venues and speak to the person that puts the gigs on. ask them to put you a gig on as the opening act (note, probably many people won't listen to you being the first on out of a good 4 - 6 bands but it's all experience). And use myspace to ask bands out of town if you can support them over in their hometown. Also, when your live, make sure people know who you are and that you have a good, strong set list. if you've only got one song, then don't gig, but if you have enough for a half an hour set list then you're ready :-)
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#3
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Go to the front door of different music venues and speak to the person that puts the gigs on. ask them to put you a gig on as the opening act (note, probably many people won't listen to you being the first on out of a good 4 - 6 bands but it's all experience). And use myspace to ask bands out of town if you can support them over in their hometown. Also, when your live, make sure people know who you are and that you have a good, strong set list. if you've only got one song, then don't gig, but if you have enough for a half an hour set list then you're ready :-)

thanks, we have about 15 originals, about 6 are good enough to gig, and we know a fair few covers. should we make a demo cd to give to venues and promoters? would that help at all?
#4
Go to as many local gigs as possible, and get the names of all the local promoters. Give them a copy of whatever you have recorded, and just tell them you are pretty much willing to play any spot at any time. Dont be annoying though, as in, if the guy in charge of the promoter is mid conversation, dont interrupt him. Try and catch him when he isnt busy, or else online.

A better thing to do first though, is see if you can play a few birthdays/house parties with one or two other bands. The upside of this is that you get experience of your first few gigs, when it is likely that the crowd is drunk. That way, people arent as likely to notice any mess ups you make, which are damn near inevitable during your first gig, and also they will remember you as being better than you actually were becasue you they were drunk. If you keep that up, people will have a higher opinion fo you, and you may strike up a partnership with a local band, possinly leading to a few gigs with them(be sure to return the favour though!)

Then if you do all that, once you go to a promoter, you will have a much better chance of getting a gig out of thm. You have to remember that there are bands everywhere looking for gigs, so people are going to bombarding them with requests 24/7.

Also, when you are on stage, DO NOT put yourself down. I have seen some bands do this. For example, if they screw up during a song, they will mention it and apologise for it after the song. It isfor want of abetter word absolutely cringworthy. What people forget about their own music is that, even if they do screw up in what may seem like a major way to them, most people in the crowd dont actually know what the music is supposed to sound like, so the dont notice any mistake being made. What im basically saying is go on stage with confidence, and possibly a little arrogance, but dont go overboard and be a prick either.

Good Luck

#5
Your song on myspace is pretty good.

Btw on your myspace it says you formed autumn 09 lol
Hey there.
#6
First thing, get some GOOD quality recordings, dont be afraid to spend some dosh on them because this is what will get peoples attention.
After you have the good quality tracks recorded,mixed, mastered and completely finished upload one to your myspace, NEVER upload every new song, release them spaced out so you have a fairly constant stream of new stuff going onto your page to keep some hype up.

Add HEAPS of friends on myspace, im not talking a couple hundred im talking a couple thousand or tens of thousands, the more the better.
Your myspace is a big part of your bands promotion so use it well.
The more plays/views and friends you have the more likely you are to get bigger and more gigs.
Dont add heaps of people before the good song is up because then people will assume all your music will sounds like it does now(not saying not good, just not pro).
The better your myspace song is done the more plays and friend requests you will get.

Organise a gig yourselves and ask a few bands to play it and maybe an out of town band to headline and HOPE they will do the same for you when they put on shows/get shows.
Reccomend other bands you are friends with to play a show if you get one, build strong relationships betweens bands, i scratch your back you scratch mine type of thing.


Talk to local management companys to get shows, ask them if they can put you on a show or if they have any empty slots and are looking for bands.
Enter as many battle of the bands comps as you can, winning one of these usually means more shows and interest.


Hope i helped out a little.


cheers.