How To Book My Band
You've been dreaming about it since you were a kid. You want to get in front of a crowd and rock the stage until sweat drips down your face. In order to do this, you have to get your first gig. From getting the first gig to keeping it going, this easy to understand guide will tell you how to book your band.
I'm Rus Anderson. I started playing in clubs over 25 years ago learning how bands work, and more importantly, how bands get hired. I've played small clubs, big clubs, weddings, corporate gigs, private gigs, 2,000 seat venues, college campuses, arenas and together with my band(s) have opened for national acts like Michael Damon (not that cool), Men Without Hats (cool) and Cheap Trick (very cool!). I've played for free and booked gigs paying thousands.
There is a lot that goes into getting your band booked and I know how frustrating it can be to get your foot in the door. Hopefully I can show you what steps to take to get booked faster at the exact gig you want. I may not have all the answers here, but I can at least tell you what I've experienced and how I was able to book my band.