What should you put in a press kit? What does it take to play SXSW? Alan Gant from Burn the Ballroom answers
Burn The Ballroom is a Rock/Anthemic/Powerpop band based outside of D.C. Founded by singer and guitarist Alan “Adriel” Gant, he was joined by long-time friend and bassist Jackson Harar. The two teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and touring veteran Jack Ivins on drums in early 2013, and finalized the lineup when joined by friend and guitar tech Sterling Pearson on lead guitar. Burn The Ballroom has been featured at Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, and has performed all over the world, from Western Europe to South East Asia and played with legends like My Chemical Romance, the Misfits, Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, etc.
ALAN GANT (Burn the Ballroom)
School for English, then used it to be in a rock band
Didn´t start singing until college because no one else wanted to sing in his punk band
Been playing solo and in bands from 2008
Getting booked at SXSW
8-12 hours working on their music and music business!
2) Places played, a little bit about yourself, press, who they played with
4) Touring Experience
It doesn´t matter if you´re any good, successful come to people who spend all their time doing it
No one is going to give you anything
Work 3 times as hard to make it happen
E-mail mailing list the best!!!!
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SONG OF THE SHOW
“Crazy” by Burn the Ballroom