Houston Music

Six Easy Ways to Find New Band Members

After spending a certain amount of time either learning to play an instrument, or being a member of an existing band, many musicians decide the time has come for them to start their own project. But while it's always exciting to create a new musical venture, finding new members can be a challenge unless that person plans on filling out the new band entirely from his or her circle of friends.

Yes, you may be on speaking terms with that bass player who lives under a bridge and exposes himself to passers-by, but he's probably not the best choice even if he can rock a mean groove. So, most people forming their own band from scratch are probably going to have to get creative to find members...but these six strategies might work.

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Chris Lane is a contributing writer who enjoys covering art, music, pop culture, and social issues.