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Finding Musicians In Melbourne: best methods?

AndyK 10 Feb 2004 15:06

Howdy,

During the middle of this year, myself and my girlfriend are moving from Sydney to Melbourne in order to better pursue our adolescent notions of careers in rock 'n' roll.

As such, I'll be looking to re-form my band once I get there. So my question is as follows:

What are the most common and successful ways you tend to find band members in Melbourne? Seeing bands, talking to people, advertising?

Here in Sydney we've always advertised, but it's worse than a singles ad. Our basic idea was to just get out into the scene, meet people and see as many live acts as possible, then hopefully manage to find prospective band members that way.

Your thoughts? Also, if advertising is something you reckon works, where do musicians usually advertise in Melbourne? During my last visit I seem to remember that there was a street-press mag but it didn't have a classifieds section ...

Please help a couple of musical refugees from Sydney!!

Many Thanks,
Andy.
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monkeyboy 10 Feb 2004 15:33

Good ways: Beat magazine (stree press available online), Melbeat (online), and the way I found some fellow troublemakers was through an ad I saw at a rehearsal studio called The Jam Hut. Hope this helps and best of luck.
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qualia 11 Feb 2004 12:24

There are two main streetpress mags in Melbourne, Inpress and Beat. You probably saw Inpress which has no classefieds. I recently put an an in Beat for a Drummer and found one within a week! It cost me around $22 for a two week run. Bit pricey when compared to your free services like Melband but well worth it. I also included our bands website address in the ad, with links to our demo(on mp3) and I believe that helped us alot.</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>


AndyK 15 Feb 2004 15:42

Thanks guys, that helps a great deal :)

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SongDog 17 Feb 2004 22:36

Andy
Try Melband muso's wanted section www.melband.com.au
Also The Music Mob will hopefully be going strong by the time you come down it's a great way to network and meet other muso's
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saucyjack 17 Feb 2004 22:58

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