The Garage Gigs – How They Work

Playing The Garage Gigs is FREE. There are no sneaky hidden costs. We provide you with a super quality gigging experience. Always good venues, and always good nights. And you can even MAKE MONEY if you engage with our devilishly clever process.

  1. Read ALL of this page and then look through the available dates
  2. Choose the available date and slot you are interested in (anywhere you see ‘TBA’ is our secret code to artists so you can see which dates and slots are available).
  3. Fill in the easy form
  4. We’ll be in touch with you.

 

Do you think you or your band should be playing to capacity audiences AND getting paid?

Our system earns cash for original artists on brilliant gigs – There are no costs to the artists, and a fully professional environment is provided, along with top of the range equipment and personnel, on average the price of an artist booking their own show can be anywhere from €200 to €600 and beyond – Artists playing The Garage Gigs don’t have to worry about any of these issues.

Our system earns cash for original artists on brilliant gigs – here’s our top earners

 

Book Your Own Garage Gig

From ‘Garage Gigs Dates’ –  look for any date that has a vacancy (wherever you see ‘TBA’) and pick the date and the slot that you want. You pick your own slot, not us, YOU decide.

Headline Slot – 40 mins (there are 2 Headline Slots per Garage Gig)

Special Guest Slot – 30 mins

Opening Act Slot – 25 mins

Playing to crowds – How we help you to achieve this.

We will always provide you with a great venue on a great night, with top class backline, stage crew, sound engineer.

– we’ll include you on all of our PR material and media releases – we’ll provide everything for you so that your Garage Gig experience is both easy and incredibly enjoyable…..

…but there is the one we cannot do….

…we cannot bring people to these shows. We can do everything else for you, but this is where we help you to help yourself.  We don’t expect any artist to bring hundreds of people to these shows – quite frankly if you could do that you wouldn’t need us in the first place.

Instead we say to you, the artists  ‘Would you like to headline a top class venue on a great night?’  If the answer is YES, then we say  ‘Ok, can you bring 40 people to your headline show?’  That’s all. Nothing else. If a Headline Slot is not for you right now, then choose a Special Guest Slot or an Opening Act Slot – either way you’ll be treated like royalty and will still be in line for rewards and incentives, not to mention a great gig!

Hey, we even get you a crowd to play to (because the other acts you’ll be playing alongside are doing the same as you, hey presto, you’re playing in front of actual audiences and not just your mates!).

It’s simple and it’s attainable. And you can make a few bob too.

All slots have Ticket Targets, easily attainable to most artists, which create earnings and a crowd to play to.

Headline Slot – 40 Ticket Target

Special Guest Slot – 30 Ticket Target

Opening Act Slot – 20 Ticket Target

NOTE; On bigger shows these targets may be different – it will be clearly stated on the site wherever this is the case.

Getting paid. On hitting your chosen Ticket Target you will receive payment of 18% of your ticket sales back. Every ticket above your Ticket Target earns you 50% cash back. The higher you go the bigger the percentage you’ll earn back (see Top Earners above).

Ticket Targets will usually need to be hit three weeks prior to your Garage Gig date in order for your Garage Gig to be confirmed and to earn cash.

Would you like a load of free Promo too?

As part of our service, we promote all of our shows across a variety of platforms, including this website, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and on our own very substantial press and PR networks – we always suggest you Google your act after you’ve booked with us, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Set up your own Garageland.ie page (It takes 3 minutes) from which we’ll use your images for promo material and songs for consideration on the RTE 2XM show.

If you need more info or would prefer to talk to us, there are many ways to talk to us here

When and where do The Garage Gigs happen?

Always in nice venues, and always on good nights. Currently in Dublin City, South Dublin, Cork, London, expanding out around Ireland, and started in London since July 2016. Just keep an eye on the site.

The Garage Gigs – What do you have to bring? What time do you need to be there?

We supply top class drumkit, bass amp and two guitar amps, as well as looking after all venue, sound engineer, stage managing requirements. You show up at sound check time (usually 6pm) for a professional and respectful sound check, which we insist that all of our artists are entitled to, and after soundchecking, you take a break and wait for your stage call time. These times are always adhered to, your set length will depend on the slot you’ve chosen, and you can relax in the knowledge that you will not experience any last minute changes to these time slots. If you are booked to play 45 minutes, then you will play 45 minutes – we are especially protective of the space you need to display your work.

Time slots are usually as follows, and will only vary in certain circumstances, depending on special instances such as venue curfews or afternoon shows – any exceptions to these time slots will notified at time of booking your date.

Doors 7.45pm

Opening act 8.15 – 8.40 (25 minute set)

Special guest 8.50 – 9.20 (30 minute set)

Headline Act 9.30 – 10.10 (40 minute set)

Headline Act 10.20 – 11.00 (40 minute set)

Headline Acts 40 minutes, there are two headline slots on each Garage Gig, and the running order of these will be decided by flipping a coin at soundcheck unless otherwise pre-arranged with consent of both headline acts. Special guest slot is 30 minutes. Opening act slot is 25 minutes. All with 10 minute changeover added on as extra time. Encores must be built into your own time.

The Catch!

There’s no catch -sometimes life doesn’t give you lemons, this is one of those times – Book now!