It is unbelievable that there really is no information out there in the cyber world for a London specific way of doing gigs, how to market your band and genuinely honest advice to guide you through the often heartless world of making and selling your music in this big bad city.
So I got down Kunal who runs Chaos Theory Music and he has booked hundreds of bands. His company has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 2 years. Normally musicians always see London promoters as slimy figures who actually don’t do any promotion work whatsoever and put random bands with each other to run a night. I’ve certainly had my fair share, from being given tickets to pre-sell to the promoter disappearing with my band’s cut of door ticket sales while the night was still running!
But Kunal is a spectacular exception. In this candid talk and discussion that took place at our last meet-up, he talks about a range of things from how a band can score their first gig to what his experience tells him that a driven and motivated band actually does to promote themselves. And also on which gigs bands should play, how often and what types of gigs to avoid. He gives plenty of real life examples to back it all up with names of bands he’s worked with.
So get your pen and paper out and start taking notes immediately for the only video that tells you what the London scene is REALLY like. The video is in two parts. The first part is the bulk of the talk and the second one is an after talk Q&A session.
Chaos Theory Music Talk : Part 1
Chaos Theory Music Talk : Part 2