Remember the first time you picked up your instrument? What about the first song you learned to play or sing?

For me, one of my favorite first memories was the excitement of my very first gig.

My first gig was in 10th grade at a hotel bar. It was a Battle of the Bands competition and there was only a handful of hotel guests that came.

My hard rock band sounded horrible.

Our guitar skills were weak and our vocals could’ve used a lot of help. My band ended up losing that competition to a better band that deserved to win.

But even with the small random crowd and my awful sounding band, I couldn’t shake how good it felt to perform.

In my post on CDBaby’s DIY blog I share the secret that will land you more gigs just like this.

It’s actually quite simple and most people do NOT do it.

Here’s a link to the article:  http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/musician-tips/little-known-secret-booking-gigs-consistently/

PS. There is a bonus download at the end of the article.

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Craig Kelley

About Craig Kelley

Craig helps upcoming artists book more gigs @ GigFaster. He recently released his 7th album, Not So Blue. His band has supported Grammy artists including Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rick Derringer, Gary Hoey, Joan Jett, Fuel and many more. http://craigkelley.com He is also the host of The 5 Minute Podcast For Musicians.

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