What Is A Tribute Band And How To Start One

Live band music is extremely popular and thr tribute band supply business is booming – check out this example to see what I mean. Now people tend to confuse a tribute with a cover band, but this is natural because they tend to do the same thing. However, there is a difference between the two. So, what is a tribute band? And how do you start one if you feel like it?

What Is A Tribute Band?

A tribute band plays the covers of a singular band, group or artist. In most cases it’s a band or group. And as expected, a tribute band worships the band they are covering.

Another thing about tribute bands is that the people they are paying tribute to are either retired, disbanded or not among the living anymore.

As for cover bands, they might also follow a single band or group, or they can do multiple artist covers.

How To Start A Tribute Band

Now that you know what a tribute band is, you probably want to start one of your own. The best way to do this is to make a list of bands you’d like to cover. You probably already have a good idea of who you want to cover, but keep in mind you want to start a band. In other words, you might only find musicians interested in other bands you like, which is somewhat bittersweet.

That’s why you want to make a list and keep your options open. Now, list your skills as a musician. List all the instruments you can play, whether you can sing, can you write songs, this is information other musicians will be interested in. It also shows that you are serious about doing it.

Secondly, list what you have to offer in terms of budgeting, hours you’ll be able to practice, arranging possible gigs. Extra skills always come in handy.

Now that you know what you have, you need to fill in the blanks. Start advertising on popular and targeted sites. It’s also wise to keep the search in your nearby vicinity, because it’ll make practice sessions a lot easier.

Make it clear what type of musicians you’re looking for, and that you’re open minded to suggestions. Once you start moving in music circles you’ll get to meet more people focused on the same priorities.

And finally, just keep practicing till you’ve got your own tribute band together. You might not make it to the top, but it’s all about the journey isn’t it?

A Little about Crafting as a Hobby

Crafting is a great way to spend your time if you have an interest for this creativity. There are many hobbies you can engage in if you are into trying new things. Candle making, knitting, scrapbooking, name them, there are so many types of craft you can do for a hobby.

Candle Making

While it’s true that it may be both faster and easier to buy store-bought candles, there’s something decidedly fun about making your own. Yes, making your own candles means you get to choose exactly what color, size, and shape the candles are in addition.


Knitting is a fun and relaxing hobby. Unfortunately, many people are plagued with knitting anxiety, intimidated by the many kinds of stitches, yarns, and loops they’ve heard and read about. Fortunately, knitting really isn’t all that hard to learn once…


One of the greatest things about taking up scrapbooking as a hobby is that anyone can do it. Not only is scrapbooking a great hobby, but you can also create thoughtful personalized gifts for people. It doesn’t matter what your budget is, how much time..

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Did you know you can make a fortune out of your hobby? This is actually possible if you can try out advancing your creativity and exposure in this field. It is quite simple; you can join a big association such as Craft and Hobby Association, attend craft classes or read a number of blogs to better your crafting expertise.

The Craft and Hobby Association: An international association that hosts two industry expos, ongoing training programs and offers a full-suite of purchasable benefits (health, life, long-term care etc.) to association members. Among their many offerings, they have an online craft supplies buying guide and Craftsplace.org, an online community where crafters can share ideas, resources and inspiration.

Craft Classes: As crafting gains in popularity, the number of schools offering classes in the business of crafting is increasing as well. Your local craft store, continuing education program or local community colleges often have useful classes.

Barbara Brabec: I must admit that I hesitated to include Brabec’s site as the crafts section has not been updated in some time. Nonetheless, her knowledge about the business of crafting is tested, extensive and impressive. She wrote three excellent books on the topic and the site still has a number of articles worth reading.

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