Please note, this thread is How to find yourself a bandmate. As such don't post here if you are looking to join or form a band, post a thread about it using the template from here instead.
Future off-topic posts will be deleted.
1) Bump your ad regularly and be patient.
2) Suggest meeting up with band / musician immediately. Better to meet face to face. Time wasters will probably back off at the thought of actually meeting up. I could name and shame plenty of people here for all of a sudden disappearing after exchanging phone numbers / emails / PM's over several days.
3) If you are a serious band / musician ensure your ad conveys it. E.g. we rehearse 3 nights a week
4) Use links to show what level you are at, helps to see whether you are too good / not good enough.
5) Give as much info as possible if you are a band in relation to what you cover etc.
6) Give the location of rehearsals and find out if musicians can make speicific times e.g. 7pm.
7) Find out what gear a musician uses. An experienced musician with a genuine interest will usually spend money on their gear.
8) Experience - has the person / band gigged, are they a start up.
9) Age of the band and is it all male / female / half and half etc.
Seems to me there are a lot of dreamers on here. On a Friday night after a couple of beers it seems like lots of people think a band is a brilliant idea, come monday morning they dissapear off the face of the earth and you never hear from them! Try and spot these ASAP!
Excellent points above from MC707! I've learned from experience to meet up with musicians prior to going to a rehearsal studio. It gives you an idea what they're like but more importantly will be a good sign of whether they'd turn up to an actual rehearsal. It really isn't nice being left waiting for someone at a studio down a ****ty laneway with your beloved instrument.
A further point I'd add is to use the template that Papa Smut provided for the musicians ads. For me this has been a great help. It's clear and to the point.
Additionally I'd say post up one or two examples of songs by bands you're taking influence from. Some artists have led varied careers so it's much better to show exactly what you're referring to.
aw cool , i didnt know that , thanks for the help
Hi there. Sorry if this is annoyingly off topic, but I'm new here and want to post about a band member wanted but don't know how to even post things. Can someone explain please?
Thanks Malice! It's all alien to me. But got the post up now hope it's okay.
This would be a great improvement!
Hello Lads, I have a question relating to putting up third party links onto a thread. Is it in keeping with the site's rules that I can post the URL for my Facebook and YouTube pages?
The tips on this thread have been helpful, but they seem to be primarily focused on bands acquiring new members. My particular position, that of a sole musician seeking others to play with, is perhaps not as well addressed. Are there any specific tips for players like me who want to advertise?
Don't know if it's been raised, but as I just thought of it a minute ago, with the 'community' aspect in mind, try contacting bands who are looking for similar candidates as yourself, they may have come across unsuitable users here who may suit your own needs. In the interest of pro-activity. Obviously this 'caring and sharing' attitude should extend to boards users, that is to say sharing of personal details such as phone numbers or email should NOT be considered.
Just wanted to say thanks for this thread - I just changed my title to put in my location, which I had further down in the text but not in the title - obvious, but I didn't think of it - some kind of template would probably help
keep up the good work moderators!
Sorry people... But... I..... Must.... REVIVE this thread