Thread title: Keep it simple. For example: "Wanted: Bass Player in dublin" is quite sufficient. I know then that if I'm a bass player living in Galway, the ad will not be for me. ""Keyboardist seeks band in Offaly" is also on the money." I know that if I'm a band in Cork looking for a keyboard player, this guy will probably not be for me.
"Funk band" is no good. Where are you, what are you looking for?
Tool? Deftones? Porcupine Tree? Radiohead? 65daysofstatic? Explosions in the sky? is also no good. Same questions apply.
So keep it simple.
Use the following formula:
Band Name: The name of the band. This is optional.
Band Genre: The style of music that the band will play. This is mandatory.
Band Location: Where the band is located. This will probably relate directly to where the band will jam. This is mandatory.
Influences: This is related to genre but it will give people an idea of specific influences within the genre. This is optional.
Positions Available: What musicians are being sought. This is mandatory.
Desired Age Range: The desired age range of any prospective applicants. This is optional.
Available Sound Samples: Post a link to any MySpace/YouTube/Bebo etc. examples of what the band has done previously. This is optional.
Additional Info: Any other information that might be useful e.g. is it a covers band looking to write originals. This is optional.
Thanks to fellow mods, in particular _malice