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.
- Use the 5W’s rule in a creative way — that’s Who, What, When, Where and Why.
- Make sure to point out where are you based, what genre do you play, and name a few of your influences.
- What are your biggest achievements? Include a paragraph on this (if there are any).
- 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.
- 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.
- Do you have a specific concept of your band/release(s)? (i.e. do you sing about pirates?) Build a story around it!
- Include the information about your newest release or a tour (new means no older than six months).
- Include a few press quotes you received from media on your latest release.
- Be humble, and do not overreact with phrases such “infernal riffs.”
- Check your grammar and proof read.
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