Band Website Love: The Fallen Stars

Every week, we highlight one of our favorite websites on Bandzoogle.   

Who: The Fallen Stars  
What: Americana Rock Band
Where: Southern California
Why their website rocks: We’re in Nashville this week for the Americana Conference, so we’re showing some love for the website of Americana Rock Band The Fallen Stars.

We love how they use a cool guitar image as texture for the background of our Cross & Fade theme, then highlight the pre-sale of their new album right there above the fold. They also highlight a unique new project on the Homepage for fans of the TV series Firefly, and link to a page that has the first song, video, and updates about the project.

We also love that they display Press quotes alongside each one of their albums, a great idea to add context to their music (some examples here & here). And to top it all off, they have a custom favicon of a falling star for their site, a really nice touch guys!

Check it out at: www.thefallenstars.com

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/19/2014 | 2 comments

4 Tips to Make Your Band's Instagram More Engaging

Every band and artist knows that social media is important (or, at least I hope they do), but sometimes doing it well can be tricky. What works for Facebook may not be the same as Twitter, and sometimes you need different strategies for different platforms. Instagram’s importance is growing, especially as younger people are gravitating towards it and away from other social networks, so learning how to engage people on the photo-only platform is crucial.

Here are four tips to make sure your Instagram profile is one that people will want to follow and engage with on a regular basis.

1. Be genuine and relatable

While Instagram has started allowing ads in order to actually make some money (so Facebook can start earning back some of that $1 billion they spent acquiring the app), it really isn’t meant to be much of a space for advertising. People don’t go there for you to sell them something, but rather for entertainment and insights into people’s lives.

While I love Beyonce and the photos on her Instagram are beautiful, she’s not a good example of what up-and-coming bands should do. Everything is staged, obviously shot by professional photographers, and carefully planned by what I can only imagine is a privately-employed social media team. If you’re on Bey’s level, by all means follow her lead. If not, you may want to stay a bit more grounded, mixing real photography with things that remind your fans you’re just like them.

2. Don’t hog the spotlight

Yes, people do follow your band on Instagram because they like you and your music, but please don’t be like that friend we all have who posts a daily selfie. Nobody follows that person for very long.

Instead, find ways of bringing other subjects and people into your feed, as long as they’re interesting and enjoyable. Maybe you’ve seen another band recently and loved a photo you took at the show, or perhaps you saw an outfit you loved on someone walking down the street. If it’s on-brand, feel free to share. Make sure it’s something your audience will want to see and they’ll welcome it, no matter how off-course it is from your new album.

3. Invite people to engage

If someone is already following you, chances are they’ll jump at the chance to interact with you. Don’t just expect people to engage with yousocial media is best when it’s a two-way street. Ask your fans to submit photos they took of your latest show, or share videos of them singing and dancing to your new single, and then call out your favorites. This way, people feel like they are truly interacting with you (if they know you’re watching their videos and seeing their photos), and you’ve just promoted your tour or new music without it seeming like typical marketing.

4. Don’t take yourself too seriously

One of the mistakes some celebrities make on social media is trying to appear flawless, or as too much a serious artist to post anything off-beat or silly. While it’s easy to understand that nobody wants to share a photo where they don’t look good, looking too perfect all the time can backfire as well.

Should you share that amazing new photo your photographer took of you at a recent show? Absolutely, but follow it up with a selfie with your eyes crossed, or a picture of what your bandmates drew on you when you passed out drunk on the tour bus (assuming it’s Instagram-friendly). Some of the most-loved people on the site are those unafraid to look stupid for the sake of entertaining their fans. That’s why you’re there, right? This goes back to being relatable, but on a whole other level. It’s not just about coming off as a real human, but one just like your fans.


Editor's note: Don't forget you can use Bandzoogle's Instagram Gallery feature to automatically feed your Instagram photos onto your website!

This guest post by Hugh McIntyre originally appeared on the Sonicbids blog. Hugh is a freelance pop music journalist in NYC by way of Boston. He has written for Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, and MTV, as well as various magazines and blogs around the world. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the blog "Pop! Bang! Boom!" which is dedicated to the genre of pop in all of its glory.

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/18/2014 | 0 comments

Musician Tyler Kealey Records a Video Every Day, Including Bandzoogle’s (Unofficial) Theme Song!

Singer-songwriter, piano man, and Bandzoogle member Tyler Kealey embarked on an ambitious project this year: he set out to record a song on video every day for an entire year. And after over 250 days, he’s still going strong.  

Tyler has diligently posted each new video to a blog on his website. With each post he adds context to the video, explaining why he chose the song, as well details about the recording. The videos include originals, a wide range of cover songs, as well as collaborations with other musicians.

Bandzoogle’s Unofficial Theme Song

Tyler also recorded what has become our unofficial theme song. Bandzoogle is a remote company, so all of the staff work from home. Every year, the staff and their families get together for an annual meetup. Tyler is married to one of our support technicians Melanie, so he was there at the meetup once again this year and still managed to record a video every day.

One of the videos he recorded during the meetup was a spinoff of the Kids in the Hall sketch/song “Daves I Know”. Out of a staff of 20, there are 4 Daves here at Bandzoogle (well, 2 Davids and 2 Daves, but close enough).

So Tyler tweaked the lyrics for “Daves I Know” and made a video talking about the Daves he knows at Bandzoogle: CEO David Dufresne, Developer Dave Spurr, Support technician David English, and Director of Artist Relations Dave Cool.

Here’s the video, with the whole extended Bandzoogle team helping out:

Interview with Tyler Kealey

We spoke to Tyler about his video a day project to find out why he’s doing it, what he’s learning, and what the challenges have been. Plus, he tells us what some of his favorite videos have been so far. Enjoy!

Q: Why did you decide to do a video every day?

I’ve always felt caught between two worlds in my musical life.  I play live cover shows 3-4 times a week and I also write original music and perform it when I can, but the audience just isn’t there in the same way.  

There's no shame in making a living making people happy with songs they enjoy hearing and I enjoy playing, but I had been feeling a bit jaded about playing covers for people in bars and clubs, with no one wanting to hear my original songs.  

I realized that I didn’t want music to become a daunting part of my life.  I have been playing music my whole life and the reason I decided to make it my career, was because I have always had an undying passion for performing, songwriting and singing so I wanted to do something that reminded me of that love.  

I thought by doing a video every day, I could kind of reflect on all the songs I love, to motivate and inspire myself to celebrate music again, in a challenging way. I was hoping to reach a wider audience through social media with the videos - appealing to those who love a good Elton John song and also those who like my style of piano pop music.  

Q: How has the reaction been?

It’s been positive overall. When I go out, people always come up to me and tell me how much they enjoyed a recent video, and that’s nice.

Q: What have you learned in the process?

I’ve learned a lot about the process of filming and editing the videos - it takes longer than I thought it would.  I’ve learned to let go a bit as well. If you’re going to really record a song every day, you have to push yourself to get it done and not every day’s song is going to be as perfect as you would have liked it to be.

I’m also learning about what people like to watch. I can spend hours at home perfecting an original song, and some people will watch it, and then I can spend 4 minutes doing a quick Monty Python cover outside next to a new Silly Walks songs, and thousands of people will watch and share that one.  

So I’m learning to balance songs I really feel strongly about, that are meaningful to me or have a story behind them, but nobody knows well, with songs that everyone knows and likes and will share, to increase the project’s visibility.

Q: Have you had any interesting collaborations?

I got together with some musician friends at a cottage and we stayed up all night to write a new song which we recorded for that day’s video which was fun. I did a live song with a female bluegrass band that was really fun. I’ve had some great collaborations with family, too, and with my ten year old cousin (she just started writing music so we filmed one of her songs).  

I’m also planning to get together this month with a couple of musicians I’ve never worked with before, so that should be good.

Q: What’s been your favourite part of doing a video every day?

It’s made me push myself.  I’ve been trying to come up with a creative take on songs that I’ve always liked but never really learned to play. I did a cover of Black Hole Sun recently and came up with a piano arrangement for it. It’s also forced me to work on a few songs that I’d written but not quite finished, to film a version.

Q: What's been the biggest challenge?

Trying to work with so little time.  Especially with a one year old at home with me during the day, and shows a lot of nights, time is a precious commodity. Sometimes it gets to 11pm and I just need to get something done quick. Then I can’t worry about great lighting or doing a few takes - I just have to get one done.

Q: What are some of your favorite videos? Besides the Bandzoogle theme song of course.

Vienna Waits - one of first I did with an editing program; Baseball Diamond - an original song that means a lot to me; Hey Daddy - filmed on an iPhone, and I’m playing my keyboard in the bathtub;  Have you ever seen the Rain - the arrangement is interesting; The Canal medley - I was pulled around, with my piano, on the world’s longest skating rink by a ‘horse’; Rock around the Clock - I played this one because my son likes to jam out to it on his own baby piano.

Q: What are you going to do the first day *after* finishing the year of videos?

It’s a bit of a pipe dream right now but I was thinking about doing a show that includes the whole year of music all in one performance. So it’d probably go well into January 1. But after that I’d like to disconnect for a bit and just write, offline! I imagine the days proceeding this project will feel like I have all the free time in the world by comparison.

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/17/2014 | 2 comments

Berklee Online Open Mic Series: PledgeMusic Founder Benji Rogers on Best Practices for Pricing

This is a guest post by Berklee Online music business instructor Chandler Coyle that originally appeared on the PledgeMusic blog. Chandler is one-half of the fan experience agency Music Geek Services and is also the publisher of the The Coyle Report, a free music marketing newsletter that provides tips, tricks and solutions on fan engagement. Click here for a free subscription to The Coyle Report.


Hi everyone!

This second video in the 4-part interview series is focused on: Best Practices for Pricing. If you missed part one of this series, please also check out: Part 1 of 4 – Benji Rogers on Best Practices for Merch.

Benji and Berklee Online’s Mike King discuss best practices for the pricing of merchandise. Choosing how to price your merchandise is a careful balance between making money, making connections with your fans, and also trying get your music heard. Pricing too high is as bad as pricing too low. Benji discusses some typical price points for the standard merch items. He also outlines the opportunities for making lasting connections with your fans after the show as they visit your merch booth.

Key Takeaways for Best Practices for Pricing

-Fans are willing to pay premium prices if they buy directly from you.

-Fans want to support you, so allow them to do so.

-CDs tend to work best at $10.

-Vinyl – set minimum price at $20 up to max of $30.

-T-shirts – $15-25 depending on quality of shirt. Fans respond to quality.

-Combine items together with a slight discount to create an attractive bundle.

-Stand behind the value of your music to you.

-Balance making money with getting your music heard. Be willing to be flexible on your pricing in some situations.

-The point-of-sale is also a point-of-connection, sometimes the artist <" fan connection has more value than just the sale.

Stay tuned as next week we’ll feature Part 3 of this 4-part Berklee Online Open Mic Series: Benji Rogers on Best Practices for Determining Quantities.

Study music marketing online with Benji Rogers and Berklee Online this fall. Get personalized feedback on your work, and direct access to Benji in Berklee’s 12-week Music Marketing 101 course, which begins on September 29th. As space is extremely limited, please contact Berklee Online’s registrar if you are interested in studying directly with Benji, at registrar@berkleemusic.com, or 1.866.BERKLEE.

Cheers!

Chandler Coyle
Publisher, The Coyle Report

Click here for a free subscription to The Coyle Report, a free music marketing newsletter that provides tips, tricks, and solutions on fan engagement.

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/16/2014 | 0 comments

Musician Website Love: Camila Meza

Every week, we highlight one of our favorite websites on Bandzoogle.

Who: Camila Meza
What: Jazz, Latin, Alternative Singer/Guitarist
Where: New York via Santiago de Chile
Why her website rocks: This week we announced a partnership with All About Jazz, and we don’t just love that Camila Meza had nice things to say about us in the press release (read it here). We also love her website!

We often tell artists that they should put their best foot forward on their website, and Camila does that perfectly. First, Camila uses a great professional photo using the full-width header image area on our theme Primer.

Then, the first sentence of the Welcome message on her Homepage says:

Camila Meza is a rising star in the New York jazz scene and has been described by the New York Times as “a bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention".

When you’re able to use a quote from the New York Times about your music, that is definitely something you want to put front and center. Nicely done Camila!

Check out her site at: www.camilameza.com

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/12/2014 | 0 comments

Back to School Reading List: Book Recommendations for Musicians from Bandzoogle Staff

For some musicians, September means back to school. For others, it’s time to hit the road to play shows at colleges and universities.

So whether you’re looking for something to read outside of the books you’re assigned at school this semester, or for something good to read during down time on the road, here are some books the Bandzoogle staff recommends. We hope you enjoy them!

If you have any that *you* would recommend, please let us know in the comments!


Chris (Founder, CTO), Adam (Support), and Josh (Designer) recommend:

How Music Works by David Byrne

How Music Works is David Byrne’s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to music.


David (CEO) recommends:

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language.

Stacey (Head of Support) recommends:

Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis

Scar Tissue is Anthony Kiedis's searingly honest memoir of a life spent in the fast lane. In 1983, four self-described "knuckleheads" burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk. Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world.

 


Dave (Developer) recommends:

Inner Game of Music by Barry Green & W. Timothy Gallwey

A book designed to help musicians overcome obstacles, help improve concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry.

 

 



David (Support) recommends:

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross

In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies up to the present. The Rest Is Noise is an astonishing history of the twentieth century as told through its music. Find it on Amazon



Dave (Director of Artist Relations) recommends:

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/11/2014 | 5 comments

Bandzoogle Announces Partnership with All About Jazz


We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with All About Jazz, the most comprehensive jazz music resource on the web! Here’s the official press release from All About Jazz:


Bandzoogle, the leading website platform for bands and musicians, and All About Jazz, the web’s premiere jazz music destination have announced a strategic partnership. All About Jazz, home to over 65,000 musician profiles, will promote Bandzoogle to their community as the preferred website building platform and integrated hub for a musician’s online DIY strategy.

All About Jazz musician members can take advantage of Bandzoogle’s best-in-class customer service and design, as well as the ability to manage their mailing lists and sell music directly from their website.

 David Dufresne, CEO of Bandzoogle states, “Bandzoogle is very excited to collaborate with All About Jazz, the top jazz music online destination that's always been ahead of the curve in offering advanced web technology to the jazz world. We are happy to provide our affordable services to jazz musicians and labels needing an easy but powerful solution to building a professional web presence.”

Michael Ricci, All About Jazz’s Founder, concurs, “Bandzoogle is an easy-to-use and powerful website building tool designed specifically for a professional musician. They make it simple to secure or transfer a domain, their customer service provides direction if needed, and you don’t have to be a technical person to rapidly build a professional website. What appeals to me most about Bandzoogle is it gives a musician full control of their website so they can update it at any time and without delay. It’s a modern approach to building a website with the goal of helping musicians reach new levels of success.”


About All About Jazz

All About Jazz is the leading and longest running jazz music website, attracting both enthusiasts and industry professionals since 1995.

A daily resource of impressive depth and breadth, All About Jazz aggregates, publishes and syndicates a variety of jazz-oriented content daily and is committed to raising the awareness of jazz's cultural significance and historical legacy while actively celebrating the creative leaders of today.

All About Jazz is the highest ranked jazz music website in the world and has received “best of the web” designations from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Forbes, the BBC, and is a 11-time winner of the Jazz Journalist Association (JJA) award for best website covering jazz.


About Bandzoogle


Bandzoogle, the leading website platform for bands and musicians is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new, completely redesigned platform.

More than 20,000 musicians and bands use Bandzoogle to build a professional website and create a solid hub for their online strategy. Bandzoogle allows them to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing digital music landscape and web design trends. Bandzoogle also gives artists the ability to manage their mailing lists, and sell their digital music and physical items directly to their fans from their own websites. Artists keep 100% of their sales, something unique to Bandzoogle in this industry.

Fiercely independent and self-funded, Bandzoogle is built by musicians, for musicians. Grammy-winning performers, producers, music legends, indie cult heroes and orchestras all rely on the platform to grow their fan base and have chosen Bandzoogle over its many competitors. With the platform's straightforward system, users can be online in minutes, without coding or downloading of software, and can choose from hundreds of themes created by award winning designers, creating a dynamic and evolving website.

What jazz musicians are saying about All About Jazz:

“I'm constantly amazed and overjoyed with the ever growing, and near all encompassing content and services that All About Jazz offers." —Joe Locke

“All About Jazz is an invaluable daily gift to the jazz community. It's comprehensive, insightful, open minded, and always current." —Paul Wertico

“All About Jazz is a real resource on the web for the serious jazz musician. It's helped my solo projects reach a much larger audience." —Edward Simon

What jazz musicians are saying about Bandzoogle:

“We chose Bandzoogle because it was almost 10 times quicker and easier than the software we used before. We also appreciate the functions which are specialized for musicians, especially the music player — easy to customize and easy to reuse tunes I already uploaded." —vanguardjazzorchestra.com

“I'm so glad I discovered Bandzoogle after trying many website builders. I find Bandzoogle straightforward to use and up to date when merging social networks. There are great designs options and there's always support available when you need it. It is the best solution for independent artists." —camilameza.com

“Since finding out about Bandzoogle I have been continuously impressed with the quality of the product, the feature sets and the company’s continued commitment to making it the best tool for musicians and bands. I believe it plays a big part in the success of our band and the bookings we get online." —nedfasullo.com

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/10/2014 | 0 comments

Berklee Online Open Mic Series: PledgeMusic Founder Benji Rogers on Best Practices for Merch


This is a guest post by Berklee Online music business instructor Chandler Coyle that originally appeared on the PledgeMusic blog. Chandler is one-half of the fan experience agency Music Geek Services and is also the publisher of the The Coyle Report, a free music marketing newsletter that provides tips, tricks and solutions on fan engagement. Click here for a free subscription to The Coyle Report.


PledgeMusic’s Benji Rogers was recently interviewed by Berklee Online’s Mike King at the Boston campus of Berklee College of Music. Mike is the course author of various music business courses offered by Berklee Online, the online extension of Berklee.

This first video in the 4-part interview series is focused on: Best Practices in Merch. One of the courses authored by Mike for Berklee Online, Music Marketing 101, covers merch best practices extensively and will feature Benji Rogers as a guest instructor for the Fall Term.

Benji and Mike discuss best practices for merch related to the three channels that most artists should be concerned with: merch booths at live shows, online stores, and, of course, PledgeMusic / direct-to-fan pre-order campaigns (as exclusives).

Key Takeaways for Best Practices for Merch

-Don’t forget to ask your fans what they want to buy.

-Vinyl, CDs, T-shirts and posters also sell well online and at the merch table.

-PledgeMusic has noticed that for most campaigns 75% of fans typically want vinyl over CDs.

-Vinyl is definitely hot these days, just keep in mind the lead-time, weight/bulkiness and cost/unit.

-Vinyl serves a dual purpose of being both a music delivery vehicle and a physical poster-like memento of the show.

-Fans will want to talk to you at your merch booth and will likely buy merch as a physical memento of the show.

-Remember to coordinate merch strategy and available items across all 3 channels: 1) live shows, 2) online stores, and 3) PledgeMusic campaigns.

Stay tuned to the PledgeMusic blog, this week they’ll feature Part 2 of this 4-part Berklee Online Open Mic Series: Benji Rogers on Best Practices on Pricing.


Study music marketing online with Benji Rogers and Berklee Online this fall. Get personalized feedback on your work, and direct access to Benji in Berklee’s 12-week Music Marketing 101 course, which begins on September 29th. As space is extremely limited, please contact Berklee Online’s registrar if you are interested in studying directly with Benji, at registrar@berkleemusic.com, or 1.866.BERKLEE.

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/09/2014 | 0 comments

Bandzoogle in Nashville: Music Marketing Workshop, Member Meetup + Americana Conference!

Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne and Director of Artist Relations Dave Cool are off to Nashville next week for the Americana Music Conference. While in town, they’re also hosting a free music marketing workshop and member meetup! Here are all the details:

Free Music Marketing Workshop

Online Marketing for Musicians: How to Gain More Fans & Generate More Income for Your Career

Where: Emma Bistro (9 Lea Ave.)
When: Monday, September 15, 6:30pm

There’s no shortage of online promotional tools for musicians out there, so it can be daunting to figure out just how to use them effectively to promote your music. Which social media sites should you be active on? Do you still need your own website? Are mailing lists outdated?

This panel will discuss the “Hub & Spokes” method of using all of these tools in a cohesive strategy to gain more fans, and generate more income for your career.

Panelists:

Dave Cool (Director of Artist Relations, Bandzoogle)
Charles Alexander (Founder, Outside the Box Music)
Wes Davenport (Founder, Echo Ave)

This workshop is FREE and open to all musicians. RSVP here.

Bandzoogle Member Meetup!

Where: Pinewood Social (33 Peabody St)
When: Monday, September 15, 8:30pm

After the workshop, Bandzoogle members are invited to Pinewood Social for some food and drinks to continue the discussion about music marketing, websites, and Nashville’s incredible music scene. Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne should be arriving just in time to join us for the festivities as well.

Please RSVP to confirm if you'll be coming to dinner, space is very limited!
 

Americana Conference: September 17-21 @ Hutton Hotel

Website Demolition Derby
Wednesday, September 17
3:30pm (Palmer 300)

Bandzoogle CEO David Dufresne will lead the Website Demolition Derby panel, along with Dave Cool, Michell Conceison (Market Monkeys), Charles Alexander (Outside the Box Music), and Tommy Stalknecht (Music City Networks).

The interactive session will offer live critiques of musician websites where each site's design, organization, content, and functionality will be assessed. It should be lots of fun, we hope you’ll attend and submit your site for review!

Free Website Reviews at Exhibit Hall

We’ll also have a booth at the Exhibit Hall. So if you’ll be at the conference, please pass by to say hello and get your site reviewed. We’ll have some free candy to give you that extra sugar rush to get through the day, and some free t-shirts for members! Here are the Exhibit Hall hours:

Wednesday, September 17: 1pm-3:30pm
Thursday, September 18: 2pm-5pm
Friday, September 19: 2pm-5pm


Stay tuned to our blog, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for more updates on where we’ll be this Fall...

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/08/2014 | 0 comments

Musician Website Love: Duane Eubanks

Every week, we highlight one of our favorite websites on Bandzoogle.

Who: Duane Eubanks
What: Trumpeter | Composer | Educator
Where: New York
Why his website rocks: We love the website for New York trumpeter Duane Eubanks for his great use of photos! We just wrote a blog post on the importance of photos and how to use them on your website (read it here), and Duane’s website is a nice example.

Using our Manhattan theme, his site features a header slideshow, displaying several great professional photos. He also adds photos to his Shows section, which adds a nice visual touch to the page. Duane then uses our Modern photo gallery layout on his Photos page, and offers high-resolution photo downloads for press in his EPK section. Nicely done Duane!

And if his name sounds familiar, it’s because Duane comes from a very musically gifted family. His brothers are renowned trombonist Robin Eubanks, and guitarist Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”!

Check out his website at: www.duaneeubanksmusic.com

Posted by Dave Cool on 09/05/2014 | 2 comments