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Creating A Band Image.

Image is important! But is it as important as the music you play? Experts say “yes”!! Image is tied to professionalism… your look, appearance, the way you carry yourself (on and off stage) are all important factors in portraying a professional musician.

Here are a few pointers in helping you to build a healthy band image.

1. Email Address

I know it seems silly but something this simple is one of the first impressions you make as a band. Potsmoker420 does not send a positive message. Stick to your band name or the persons name that does your correspondence.

2. Social Media

Never (ever) discredit a promoter, venue, vendor or booking agent on social media pages …if you wish to continue doing any business with them. Word spreads quickly and you do not want to get a difficult to work with” reputation.

3. Follow up/ Follow through

Call back, email, private message as soon as possible. A timely response shows that not only do you care about your band but also respect the time and hard work of others. It shows punctuality!

4. Promptness

Be on time… even early if possible, it shows respect for your fellow hardworking musicians. Be prepared.

5. Never stop a song in middle

If you have rehearsed, it will show…. just as it does when you have not. Yes, to err is human but 9 out of 10 people will never realize you’ve made a mistake unless you draw attention to it!! Its not the mistakes you make but how you recover from them!

6.  Drunk musicians are not hot!!

Save the majority of your drinking for after you perform. I think we’ve all seen a show where one band member had way over indulged.. not often a pretty sight nor is it at all professional. Above all… never make a drunken scene , you’re not likely to be asked back.

7. Clean spaces

Always remember… clean up after yourself! Take your glasses to the bar, your empties to the trash, etc. It shows respect for the band performing after you, as well as the venue staff!

These are just a few things I’ve learned over the last few years that make a lasting impression. What do you want your image to say about your band? Do you want people excited to book you , to come out and see you, to buy your music? If so, i hope these  few tips help!!


Stonebreed…. Not only do they look like rock stars and sound like rock stars but have a stellar reputation of professionalism.


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Kantation. The band has the look and the sound!! Always do what they say they are going to do! As well as being extremely supportive of other bands by attending as many gigs as possible when not performing themselves.. always give back to the community.


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So You Want To Start Your Own Radio Station!



  Well i started my own! And it was not easy. I had the idea about 2 years ago. See i have been in the local music business for 25 yrs. in the Orange and L.A. County scene, I have grown to know a quite a few great musicians and even more great people that come and support the scene. I remember i was sitting at the House of metal located at 604 e. Dyer rd. in Santa Ana ca. it was a tribute night, Tons of killer tribute bands. Perfect strangers Tribute to Deep Purple was playing “child in time”. I had thought to myself “wouldn’t it be cool to have a playlist with all these talented artists!” Then I thought about all the great original bands and artists, and how awesome it would be if people could and would have another place to listen to unheard music. So the next question was, how do i acquire all this music? Going on every Band camp, Reverbnation, and/or CD Baby site and troll for bands! Hmm seems like a tedious journey. There must be an easier way. At the end of the night i was saying my good byes to Mike and Ed, the promoters for the House of metal show that night, I mention to they my thoughts to them. Mike says “You will need a lot of music”.  And stays  “ONLY THE BEST BANDS!!” So i says to them do you want to start a radio site where all the people could listen 24/7, anytime they wanted? We are in!!! Hell yeah!! And with a little knowledge and a lot of YouTube i got it all together for and hear i am…

 But you had believe me, you hill have you share of ups and downs but if you can make your way through that, You will have a platform that you can promote you local music or National act and make your own playlist to broadcast to the world.

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Love of a local Music Scene!

I have played in a local band in Orange County Ca. for 28 years now, I got my start playing clubs in SoCal at places like “The Shack” “Hoagie barmichaels” and “Club 369”  in the 90’s. In those days the scene was so tight with the fellowship of all the bands and attendees! Everyone knew everyone. A musician real felt like a Rockstar. At the end of the 90’s The scene start to become shallow. Clubs started the “Pay to Play” which is known as Bands selling tickets at their shows. bands and Promoters had differences about the selling and advertising shows. With the new internet radio craze, music Websites, and other social media, bands get heard easier than ever. With Facebook, Reverbnation, Band camp. etc. It seems to me that the scene is building itself back to what it used to be.

i love my local scene.

Here is a few videos from my Local scene. @Malones and the House of Metal.


Video-Perfect Strangers (Tributed to Deep Purple live at Malones concert hall)