Finding The Gigs

One of the biggest concerns I see around social media is drummers having trouble finding gigs.  Let’s take a step back and figure out why that is.  It could be a myriad of reasons why.  Let’s solve this once and for all.

  1. What are you posting?

Believe it or not, how you speak and come across is what will separate you from The Men and The Boys and Women form the girls.  How you saying phrases like “Drummer looking for band”?  That type of phrasing is hard for anyone to grab onto, because it’s to general.  If you’re more on a serious level wanting to get paid, here’s what to say instead:

“Professional Drummer Available For Working Band”


By phrasing it this way you just took a major portion of the guess work out.  Your post now screams “Serious paying bands need only apply”!

Now the only thing you need to cover is…

2. What type of Gig

Here’s where you get to the nitty-gritty and explain the type of gigs you are interested in playing.  If it’s a cover gig, it easily fall into these categories:

Bar gigs



Private Parties 

Summer Concerts

And as drummers if we’re honest, this is where most drummers start out.  Which is a GOOD thing!  Drummers need all the gig experience we can get.  Don’t be afraid of the bar band gig.

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