As others have said, if they want to play certain festivals, a booking agent is probably not a bad idea. However, it certainly doesn't seem like any kind of solution to them wanting to play busier headline gigs - an agent will get them shows but whether the show is booked through and agent or not isn't going to affect whether anyone turns out for it.alongwaltz wrote:I was talking to a band who have played Indietracks and done a couple opening slots on tour with bigger names. But when they try to book their own gigs with them headlining they can still only get small, mostly-empty bars. So they're definitely thinking of trying to find a booking agent to get them some summer festivals and better shows.
Would you totally dissuade them against it? If so, what would you suggest instead?
If you're not against booking agents in general, can anyone recommend anyone?
If they're looking for decent promoters in particular cities, the best bet seems to me to ask other bands/friends/fans to recommend them some. (Feel free to point them to this list of promoters as a starting point)