Do you want to gig around town and get PAID to play? Of course you do. Whether you're an aspiring pro musician or part-time hobbyist that plays for fun, there is still a very large and lucrative market for local live cover bands.
Sure - it's not a Capitol Records contract - but if you're honest with yourself, work hard, and play to your strengths, you can absolutely take home an extra $2-3k a month from local gigging.
Maybe even double or triple that...
This course is an in-depth conversation between bandmate (Michael) and band leader (Maynard) about what makes our band - What's Next - a successful, multi award winning, $100k+ cover band in the Baltimore / DC area.
In this course we dive DEEP into what we have learned works and doesn't work, based on our combined 30 years of playing professionally. We cover all of the topics you'll need to know including:
Please check out the reviews of my other courses and our BIO's for more information about us and What's Next.
Remember, there's a 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee as well as a 5 minute free preview. If you've ever been curious about joining a band to make a living or just some extra cash while having a good time, this course will answer all of your questions.
Best of luck and ENROLL TODAY!
Be honest with yourself. Are you ready? Do you want to do this? (Yes, you probably are)
As a pro, you must try and prevent, but be prepared for, gear failures!
You are not along on an island. Know the other people in your musical community - you need each other!
Hits are hits for a reason!
Being a part of a band can be both rewarding and frustrating. This lecture will give you quick guide on what you need and how to get started building or joining a band.
There’s a difference between practice and rehearsal. Learn the the difference and why both are important.
Here's how auditions should (and should not) go.
Lots of acts are using tracks to expand their song list and fill-out the sound. Learn the how’s, where’s and whys of adding virtual musicians to your gig, and decide if it makes sense for you.
How are you going to run sound?
The sound guy is typically your contact at the venue. It is his room. Let him know that, and trust in his system.
Every gigging musician should keep these items in their car at all times.
How you look is just as important as your sound. It will determine how you fit a venue and client. Have it match you sound and name!
The hardest part of creating a band. Seriously. Ask yourself this question when naming your act: Does the name reflect the product people are expecting to see and hear?
You’re a pro now. You need a website, Facebook, Instagram, VIDEOS, photos and business cards. (Included PDF: Promo material Checklist)
This lesson is all about tough love, and getting a few free gigs under your belt before you go to a real venue. There's no other way, but you can do it.
Here it is. The step by step process of booking a gig. From finding the gate-keepers, to first contact to sealing the deal, how to get that first gig on the books. Booking Guide PDF included.
Well how much can you make? A realistic break down of pay in the local cover band world.
This is a dark area of the local music biz. Tread lightly.
Shakespeare Said “He who doth not promote thine own gigs is truly ........." YOU MUST PROMOTE.
Contracts can be scary. But they provide clarity, and in clarity, stress goes away. By having a contract you’re making life easier on everyone. How to look at them, when you need help with them, and when you should just say to hell with it. Plus, de facto contracts that can save you from a bad club owner. (Included PDF: Boiler Plate Contract)
Who they are, what they do, when you need one and how to get one. The Musical middle-men demystified.
Where's the BIG MONEY in local gigging???
You’d be surprised what works. Are you the type of band who has a gimmick? How to pull it off and make money.
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Award Winning GIT Grad, Founder of PRS Sponsored Guitargate, 70k+ students worldwide, and Lead Guitarist in What's Next - Voted 5x "Best Band" in Baltimore.
I have been playing guitar since I was 5, and gigging and teaching professionally for the last 15+ years. I genuinely love to teach, and the goal of Guitargate is to help people learn the "why" behind the notes, and how to apply this to make music!
So whether you are an aspiring gigging musician, or you just enjoy playing for yourself, let me help you bridge the gap between rhythm and lead guitar.... and get the stuff in your head out! Seriously - you can do this!!
On a side note, it's truly incredible that the internet has allowed us to connect from all over the world.... I believe in online education, and I strive to be as helpful as possible. If you post a question or a video for feedback - I will respond and try and help any way I can.
One step at a time -
I've never worked a day in my life! I've been able to make music & communications my career and I have NEVER had a problem paying the bills. With over 20 years under my belt as a radio host, club DJ, wedding DJ, TV presenter, Voice-Over pro, musician and writer, I can show you how you can turn your talents into skills that pay bills.