Friday, February 17, 2017

New branding, new stage banners!

We previously created a banner, and designed and constructed a custom PVC Pipe frame to the banner. It was relatively inexpensive, but it was hard to setup/take down, which resulted in not bringing it to most performances.

I noticed a lot of bands have two vertical (or square) banners on the left and right sides of the stage. We purchased a couple of retractable banners. They're easy to set up, come with a stand and case, and they don't take up much room on stage. I was debating over various designs, but I decided that the simpler, the better. We'll be playing in dark venues with lots of colorful lights. Having a simple design with a white background will make it stand out more. The hope is that this adds to our stage presence, and helps us build our brand. I also created a simple cardboard cutout to promote people adding our band on social media.

Our first banner

Cool banners, but really busy, and hard to tell the name of the band.

Our new retractable vertical banner design

The cardboard cutout

Thursday, February 16, 2017

We nailed our Club 90 audition! We are now part of the rotation!

We're pleased to announce that the owner of Club 90 liked our band, and we're going to be part of the rotation, playing a consecutive Friday and Saturday, every five weeks. (That means I get to eat their delcious burgers every 5 weeks! Yum!)

This is exciting, because a lot of bands audition, but few get chosen to play regularly. .

The owner said that we'll be a good fit there because, we have a good set list of cover songs, Allison has an amazing voice, the instruments sound really good, we have high energy, and because we are still young and attractive.

We're excited to playing here because it will give us an opportunity to build our following, develop our stage presence with large crowds, expand the number of covers we do, and to have fun.

Our next performance at Club 90, will be March 4, as part of the Utah Music Festival. We will be playing with Jana and the Rebels, a local sensation. We'd love to see you there! Details below:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Club 90 02/2016

Mark loves playing at this place, and he said that many bands are able to get an audition, but not many get a call back to be scheduled for a rotation. So tonight was our official audition. We played two 1 hour sets, and were compensated with delicious food. It was perfect because I was craving a hamburger. (I should mention that it was an amazing hamburger.)
There were more people than I thought for a Monday night; partially because Mark brought his entire office! Thanks to them for coming and kudos for Mark. A other of our friends came to support us.
We had a lot of fun, and just played like it was a normal show. Big shout out to Allison who sang, even though she's sick and it was affecting her voice. Shout out to Aaron who brought all of his PA system, as well as his drum kit, and who didn't miss a beat.
The owner said that she loved our stage presence, our sound, our song selection, and she said that she liked that we were all young. She gave us an offer to hire us as regular band! We nailed it. It was a lot of fun and we are excited.
Probably my favorite live shot of me

Aaron playing rock solid

Nate stunning the crowd with his guitar skills

Having a band with an awesome singer is essential, I'm so glad that we found Allison

Mark keeping the rhythm tight; just don't ever call his bass a guitar...