If you're a local band or artist looking to play a gig in Brighton, it's important to know what gig promoters are relevant to your style/genre of music. I've done a lot of research into finding what promoters are out there (big and small) and it's been much more difficult than I anticipated! So many that come up in search engine results or directories don't seem to exist anymore... With new promoters popping up all the time in an ever-evolving music scene, you need to know where your opportunities are!
If like me you hate missing out on seeing some great bands, then I highly recommend checking out these best apps for live music fans that I've come across. Each of them have their own perks that make it easy to keep tabs on every gig and band coming through Brighton. Find out which one suits you best and keep on top of the local music scene!
Living in Brighton is great for many reasons and clearly, it's music is a huge part of that. With so many great bands starting up left, right and center, there's a huge demand for rehearsal rooms. I've lived here for quite a while now and I've rehearsed in ALOT of rooms! Some great, some OK, some awful. I've put together a list here of the ones I know to be good. They vary in size, equipment quality and rates but all have these have something to offer and their own place in the scene.
Fancy booking your first gig in Brighton but don't have a clue what to do or who to contact? I've put together a detailed guide of the venues and promoters who will let you book your first show. This includes contact details, how best to get in touch with them, what NOT to do and some other tips to help you stand out and get a decent gig.
Are you a flappy bird on exam day? Or are you cool as a cucumber? With only a little organising you can make an exam day easier to cope with. Here, you will find common mistakes candidates make and some useful checklists for you to download and print off. This is also good practice to get into for your gigs too.
Many musicians suffer from stage fright. It is a debilitating condition, quite often stopping the best performers in the world from walking out onto the stage, and showcasing their talents and hard work. It can be very insidious and at its worst, can make the most breathtakingly talented musicians seem insignificant as performers and put them through mental hell. Mike has taken what he feels are the best 20 tips he has learned along the way to help the sufferers of stage fright.