Hey Welker fans, on May 18th at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster we will be back on stage! It is an all ages show and tickets are only 8 dollars from a Welker member or 10 dollars at the door. It will be a night of rock n’ roll and drinking if your old enough. So come out and support your favorite local rock band!
Thanks to all who voted for my band , Welker, for the 717 Music Award for Best Rock Band over 2 months ago. All of your dedication to us and to local music in general paid off and we officially took first place. A good band is nothing without the help of their fans and this contest proved just that. You guys are keeping us up on stage. So thank you all for helping us out and voting. Keep us up on stange. Rock on.
I want to take a moment and talk about a band’s stage presence. It is WAY more important than you think as a performer. However when you go and see a show as an audience member instead of the performer on stage…you quickly realize how important stage presense really is. For example, if your in a band and the music is mediocre yet your stage presense is phenomenal…then the music will , in a sense, sound better. But if your music is amazing but you have no stage presence at all and you just stand there, the audience will not get into your music and you will be easily forgotten. Even if it is just a simple jump here and there it is much better than just standing there. And acknowledge the crowd a bit! The crowd loves to know that you as a performer appreciate their attendance and support. These few tips will help you gain more fans which will eventually turn into increaded popularity and who knows where you can go from there.
So the band is still on a high for our first music award for best rock band. We are trying not to get too cocky but its so hard not to. We will be making our first music video here within the month and I will post the link when all is said and done. Like I stated in my previous blog, good things come to those who wait. I never would have guessed that this would happen to us when we first started off but this goes to prove that every band has it’s ups and downs…it’s how you react to the downs that will determine how far you get.
” Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you choose to react to it”
So I am a little new to this whole blog thing but I am doing this because I am a member of a local rock band who is currently very very well off. I was thinkin about when we first started and how far we have come and I decided I wanted to share my experiences as well as help other local bands who are going through rough times or just need a way to get started.
First off I would like to shout out to all of you local bands and musicians. Local music is a big part of todays society yet very few people realize this. Being a local musician or a local band is a hard thing to do. You have to deal with people who like your music and people who hate your music as well as getting shows and being rejected for shows. But I am here to tell you the fight is worth it. When my band started 6 years ago we were noticed 2 weeks after practicing and had our first show as a band on the 3rd week. After that show we kept getting shows from some of the bigger shows and this lasted awhile. Then, the shows stopped. We went from having a good 10-15 shows a month to having 2 shows in 3 months. Its annoying and disheartening but stick with it. We did and 6 years later we are opening for national acts. So no matter what you go through…just keep at it. Your style of music may not be everybodys cup of tea but there are people out there who will like it. So don’t ever stop because there is a difference in listening to music and performing it. Only us musicians understand that.