New Tool to Help Unsigned Musicians Book UK Gigs Unveiled
September 20, 2011
Edward Povey in .MUSIC Website, Touring and Gigging, Unsigned Bands, getting gigs glive gigs, live music, music website, unsigned, venues
GigSwell, a new tool to help unsigned musicians book UK gigs has been released. The free resource lists details of live music venues, events and promoters, and includes a variety of booking information for each in order to help artists identify suitable places to perform.
Music venues, events and promoters each have their own dedicated listing on the website. Each listing contains information relevant to booking gigs, such as location, capacity, genres supported, set lengths, number of guests required, and contact details. Visitors to the website can search for live music hosts based on their location and genres supported.

A noticeboard of gig opportunities offers artists the chance to respond directly to organisers in need of performers. Live music hosts may add their own gig opportunities free of charge, with registered artists receiving instant updates through Facebook and Twitter.

The new website promotes good gigs, by encouraging artists to only approach those organisers that are most appropriate to their style, ability, location and fanbase. Over time, the site will become a single directory of information for those looking to perform their music, helping to arrange better gigs for musicians, organisers and their fans.

GigSwell was founded in London this year, by a team of live music lovers. The website’s founder, Ed Povey is available for interview or comment by email (, Twitter (@gigswell) or telephone (+44 (0)7793867987).
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