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Are big bands making it harder for new bands?

NeilWedd 15 May 2006 12:25

Do people think that the large number of touring acts and bigger bands is inhibiting the growth of new bands? Much as people want to support new bands the lure of bigger bands makes it harder to get people along.
Also the street papers, whilst giving coverage to new bands are filled with stories about the bigger bands even in the winter months which in the past were a quiet time. The main venues are very busy and with most promoters picking the supports it makes it hard for local bands to get a break.
Or am I wrong? Opinions welcomed
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Renee57 18 May 2006 16:32

I think most bands don't mind it too much but it would be good to see smaller bands in the papers and supporting these bigger bands rather than the bigger bands bringing their own support act or the same few smaller bands getting chosen to support. But then again, are the smaller bands doing enough to get in the papers and be support acts?</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


HeyZeus 19 May 2006 14:19

It would at least be good to see more local live acts reviewed in the street press. Judging by the type of band articles in Beat, Inpress etc who really cares about Status Quo or Simple Minds' live gigs - surely there's enough local quality muisc being played each week to warrant at least a couple of reviews??</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


qcumbar 10 Jun 2006 18:02

Don't know if the bigger bands are making it harder for us smaller bands, but I do think that International bands should be using local acts as supports. It used to be the way 'back in the good old days'. At some point this seemed to change.
Maybe I'm living in the past, but I believe that an international act like Foo Fighters, don't really need the extra draw card of Kaiser Chiefs to pull more punters to one of thier gigs!
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