I Am A Aspiring Musician, I Want To Get/Start A Band, Where Can I Sell Myself?

#1
hello, I am an aspiring musician and am a UK citizen from South East London, I want to start making music with other artists or even start a band, however, I don't even know where to promote myself, my local newspapers don't support musicians adds and am a bit frightful of using the internet as an option.

Any UK citizens got around this?

Any tips?
#3
okay, before this spins into a spam thread due to the title, which I'm sure is TOTALLY by accident ( ), I suggest re-thinking the internet. much good can come from it.
#4
You wanna sell yourself, kid?
Sign here. I'll make good use for you.


I'd try craigslist.
#6
If you want to sell yourself i would recomended the streets, put on something sexy and see who wants a ride

Im really, really sorry
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#7
Huh, I thought the title said 'Aspirin musician' for a minute.

Get in touch with London Student and get us to review your CD. Instant exposure. Voila.
#8
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how do I keep myself safe though


Coil or Condom

but seriously joinmyband.co.uk is a great site, tried many bands from this site and didn't get raped once... well maybe that one time but that was sortof consented under the influence
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#9
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#10
You protect yourself with a comdom...
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#11
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#12
sell ur self to SATAN
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#13
Quote by Nitro89
how do I keep myself safe though


Use a condom...

Im sorry =(

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#14
where abouts in south east of london because i live there too?
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#16
Can you put up flyers on telephone poles and such? Maybe at a guitar store.
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#17
yes, I submitted my add on joinmyband.co.uk and on ultimate-guitar.com

As for sticking a flyer onto poles, I'll give it a try, will also post my add in my guitar stores, only got two though, might have to go and visit denmark street in london.

Any other ideas please?
#18
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okay, before this spins into a spam thread due to the title, which I'm sure is TOTALLY by accident ( )


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#22
all jokes aside, I am dead serious about this, I signed up to joinmyband.co.uk not many responses, I wrote to my local papers, an add will cost me around £300, I can't afford that, what else can I do?
#23
See if you can go visit the ICMP, ACM or Guitar-X. These are all modern, vocational music colleges around London. They'll all have noticeboards, Facebook groups etc.
#24
-flyers in local music stores/supermarkets/corner shops -
(with above: get a different sim card for your mobile and another Email adress for contact)
-online towns/citys music forum
- go to gigs speak to the bands see if they know anyone who wants to join/form a band
- UG's ''musician wanted'' section
-myface
-spacebook

ect
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#26
You could always sell yourself to 1000 fat chicks for $10, or 10 fat chicks for $1000.

Fat chicks need lovin' too, but they gotta pay.
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#27
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See if you can go visit the ICMP, ACM or Guitar-X. These are all modern, vocational music colleges around London. They'll all have noticeboards, Facebook groups etc.

This. I'm moving to London next year in order to start a band, and these places are going to be my first port of call to find musicians. Also the Guitar Institute, Drum Institute etc, I don't remember the collective name. Go to as many jam nights as possible too, even if none of the guys there are suitable, chances are one of them can introduce you to someone who is. Talk a lot, try to meet lots of people.
Last edited by Beserker at Nov 24, 2009,
#28
where in south-east london do you live?
i live there and i know a lot of musical men, i could hook you up
#32
move to the bay area
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