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10 Tips on How to Write a Killer Band Bio

For many groups writing a band bio seems to be a really tedious task, yet your band bio is the first thing an editor or concert promoter will ask from you.

Biographies need to tell a story that is interesting and unique, and “John and Mike met at the local pub and decided to form a band” is far from being unique. Or interesting.

Below are 10 tips that you can follow when re-writing your band bio.

  1. Use the 5W’s rule in a creative way — that’s Who, What, When, Where and Why.
  2. Make sure to point out where are you based, what genre do you play, and name a few of your influences.
  3. What are your biggest achievements? Include a paragraph on this (if there are any).
  4. Make sure to have different length biographies that you can use on your website, social media, Spotify, etc. These vary from a full-fledged bio to two paragraphs to one sentence.
  5. Make sure to list band members followed by instruments they play in the body. You can also include this as a bullet list at the end of the biography.
  6. Do you have a specific concept of your band/release(s)? (i.e. do you sing about pirates?) Build a story around it!
  7. Include the information about your newest release or a tour (new means no older than six months).
  8. Include a few press quotes you received from media on your latest release.
  9. Be humble, and do not overreact with phrases such “infernal riffs.”
  10. Check your grammar and proof read.
If you still need help with penning a compelling story about your band or project, we got you covered. Check out an example of a band bio we penned here.

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