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A Great New Year

Welcome back people, it’s 2010 and another great year is upon us.

Firstly I’d like to thank all our faithful readers who’ve been supporting this site over the last 16 months since Street Musician went online and wish all our visitors, new readers and fellow bloggers a great new year and a […]

Preparing For A Gig – What You Need To Take

You might not think it, but preparing for a gig is a logistical nightmare, especially if you are a solo artist.

For those in a band it should be a much simpler process with each member bringing their own gear and (in theory) being responsible for their individual equipment. Serious musicians are usually […]

How To Get Yourself Booked For Gigs

There are lots of things you can do to get yourself booked for a gig but by far the best way is to simply walk into a local pub and ask.

It can be quite soul destroying to ask a number of landlords for a gig and then get turned down by […]

How To Power Your Busking & Gigging Equipment Outdoors

I’m often asked the best ways of powering your equipment when out busking or gigging at outdoor events where power is an issue.

This is a good question to answer and depends greatly on a few main factors.

1. The size and type of gig you are looking to provide […]

Jam Nights – Come & Have A Go Nights

Attending jam nights, or come and have a go nights are without doubt the best way amateur musicians and new bands can prepare themselves for a first gig or stage performance.

Busking is a great way of getting your self used to public exposure and can be quite a scary experience for those not […]

Good Gigs Bad Gigs : What to Expect From Your First Few Gigs

What to Expect From Your First Few Gigs

The reception you get from an audience will generally depend on quite a few things. Obviously it matters how good you are but being a great guitarist doesn’t mean you’ll always get a great response. What counts is what sort of music you play, the clientel, […]

Playing At Home To Gigging On Stage

How to Make the Change

If you’re bored with playing at home and want to take your music to a different level and get out there and do some gigs, there are a few steps you can take to bridge the gap without having to throw yourself to lions in one big step.