Band Banners & Backdrops
Or How To Be Recognised (& Remembered) By Any Audience, Even If They Have Never Seen You Perform
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Professional Entertainers (& Muso's) know they need to promote themselves effectively.
Promoting yourself while you're performing Live, is one of the most potent ways to build your "Fan Base".
That's why Band Banners (or Band Backdrops) are still an integral part of the Stage Kit for most all serious performers, even the Headliners - I was on the phone with one last week.
Some Bands sabotage this opportunity to move forward. Why?
In my experience, this often falls into three main areas of doubt:
- 1How much will it cost & is it really worth it?
- 2What if we don't have any artwork or a logo?
- 3How can we make sure that we get it right anyway?
Any of these sound familiar? They're all valid concerns, though sometimes we have to take a risk & making no decision is a decision too.
Below, I want to speak to these concerns, so you can make an informed and intelligent decision based on real experience rather than guess work, fear and hearsay.
Let me share some insights I've gained by working with 100's of Bands, so you can make up your own mind. After that it is up to you.
My regular Band banners & backdrops start at $297 with a size I call the Club n' Pub. At 2,000 by 1,500mm, this size best suits "boutique & intimate" venues & is often favoured by Soloists & combos.
The Club n' Pub can be a good place to start.
For $297, the Club n' Pub (like all my Band Banners) includes your Backdrop's design, from scratch if needs be. Your design ideas can be combined with my free artwork service, so you can have your backdrop looking like a million $$$ & your design from zero to hero in just a few days.
My Artwork Service starts by creating your initial design draft (based on your ideas). I email this to you for your review. You can then give me feedback and instruction of what to do next.
We can do this, back and forth up to three more times, making any changes and modifications that you want along the way.
This is so you can make sure your design is exactly what you want, long before we go into production.
Back to the numbers, all this costs you nothing until you are happy to Pull The Trigger. And Even then its only $97 to start.
I call this my "Slice & Dice" start up fee.
FYI, I use the same quality fabrics across my entire range of Backdrops (Band Banners), regardless of size or cost. I only use the best woven fabrics for stage & gig work these days.
It used to be PVC vinyl for band banners but these have gone "the way of the Dodo". PVC creases way too easily and is difficult to tour with.
I exercise the same care and attention to detail, not only for your design but your band banners construction too. And you are welcome to call on my experience at anytime along the way.
This is why I can offer you my 100% Satisfaction, Replacement Guarantee. This is unique in the industry as far as I am aware.
So regardless of whether your backdrop needs are for the mighty Club n' Pub or my largest regular Backdrop, The Awesome (6,000 by 3,000mm), the only difference is how big they are. The quality, care & individual attention are identical and that's Guaranteed .
The Club n' Pub has been the starting point for lots bands I have worked with, many of whom come back for larger band banners as they become more successful.
As a last word, while matching your backdrop to the venues you play is a factor, a band banner, any Band Banner, regardless of size is infinitely more effective than not having a backdrop at all.
2. No Artwork, No Logo, No Biggie...
As I said above. I can do your artwork free of charge, all you need to do is have a good idea of what you want your backdrop to look like.
You can send me images that you find online, tell me your ideas or scribble them on a paper napkin and send them to me by phone photo.
I don't care how you send me your design so long as you can give me a good idea of what you want.
If you already have your design completed & print ready to go, just email it to me. There is none of that crazy "artwork handling charge" BS that other places charge either.
Just to be 100% transparent, if you do need something really fancy or complicated, a design that has more than say.. 6-8 hours of design time, I will need to charge you extra, though I will give you a heads up long before it would cost you a cent.
FYI, over 90% of bands I work with have zero cost for their artwork. I have put some examples below for you.
3. Backdrop Tips - How To Get It Right
Whether it is your first band banner or your tenth, you of course want to make certain you get it right.
I've made a lot of backdrops over the years mainly for Aussie Bands but quite a few for U.S. based bands too. In that time I discovered what works and what doesn't.
Based on all the questions I get from Musicians and Entertainers just like you, I decided to put a video together to help you get a flying start. Lots of it you will know, other stuff you may not have considered.
The video covers just about everything you need to know, so you can get your Backdrop right the first time. In fact that's what my video is called.
If you want to watch it, I have a copy here for you.
I will reply to you in 2 hours or less during business hours (Over 97% of My Replies Are Same Day).
PS. Is your request or banner URGENT? If you have a deadline you need to meet, please help me to help to you & tell me your timing right at the "Get Go".
6,000 by 3,000
4,600 by 2,900
The Music Fest
4,000 by 2,000
The Laneway II
3,000 by 2,000
3,000 by 1,600
The Club n' Pub
2,000 by 1,500
Get Your Backdrop Right - The First Time
Band Veteran Speaks About His Experience With Steve
I will reply to you in 2 hours or less during business hours.
If you have a deadline you need to meet, please help me to help to you & tell me your timing right at the "Get Go".
4 Steps To Getting Your Band Banner / Backdrop
Here's What Other Bands Say
Steve was an absolute legend, he made the whole process a pleasure , from start to finish, terrific advice and help , blown away with the quality off work on the Finished product.
I cannot recommend him high enough, great job.
Deep Creek Blues Band
First class, Quality service and quality product, Ask Steve for a price, gave him a copy of the bands logo. Steve provided a refreshed version of our logo which was fantastic which I accepted, purchased a 4m x 2m band banner & received it yesterday, all I can say is I am impressed. Steve also went out of his way to help me with additional logos that he did not have to do. I cannot say enough about the service. Sam
The Blue Shamrocks
Steve is a legend! The easiest, most helpful and most sincere supplier we've ever encountered.
Clear and detailed communication, fantastic design ideas and the end product was of outstanding quality.
It has been an honor to deal with you.
You have been one of the true professional businesses that I have dealt with.
I would also be happy to add your link and logo to our EPK and Website.
Cover Junkies (Las Vegas)
Fully Protected by My 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee.
I know it can be hard to know where you can place your trust, a Band banner is a major investment in your Band's future. Let me go the extra distance for you.
If you are not 100% Happy with your Band Banner (Band Backdrop), I will create another backdrop for you absolutely FREE.
Tell me where I #@&%ed up, and I will replace your Band Banner FREE of Charge. Your risk is ZERO.