- Jul 24, 2010
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Hey guys. I live in a small town that has just short of 7,000 people. There are maybe two gigging bands in town (The adults who know what they're doing), then there are a couple high-school bands *trying* to get gigging. A lifelong friend of mine (Literally, have known him since birth) plays drums and I play guitar. We've been trying to get a band scraped together for quite a while now (couple months?) and simply can not find the right bassist in our town. Right now we are considering vocal lessons and working as a 2 piece for the time being. Does anybody have any tips on finding good band members in a situation like this? (Considering we are both 16 years old. I'm also somewhat hesitant to post ads up in music stores and on craigslist and the like because you never know what type of people you are going to get...) We are looking at doing Classic Rock and Blues and it's VERY hard to find people in our age-range who like that, much less can play bass (and possibly sing). Any other tips on starting a band/gigging are also greatly appreciated!