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.
You can read an overview of the guide over at Reverb.com. Cool sight, you should check it out anyhow!!