Too Little Too Late: Why Tardiness Can Effect You Getting Shows…

If we’re all being honest, we’ve all been late in our lives more than a few times – late to work, late to bed and late to an appointment, but if we want to adopt a professional attitude being late when it comes to any aspect of performing is a big no no – here’s […]

Performer Tips: Applying For A Casting

So, you’ve got your acts, you’ve got your CV, you just need somewhere to play! And look! You’ve just seen the perfect casting… But wait! how do you apply? Here’s a few tips that will help you get your point across to show bookers…  As an introduction, most of the time when a producer posts […]

The Show Must Go On! Things To Consider When Putting On an Event… Pt Two, Booking The Acts

So you want to put on a show? If you’ve seen part one of our guide here you will already have a venue in mind… Now it’s time to book your acts! Here’s part two of our three part series to help budding producers (there’s waay too much to put in just one feature!), so if you […]

Branding, marketing your brand and standing out from the crowd

In a scene where everyone is a performer and we are all going for the few slots on bills across the country, you need to stand out! So you’ve done your research, found a niche that is different to what a lot of others are doing, now you need to brand yourself to sell yourself, the more you […]

Promo Photos and What Will Make Bookers Book Your Act…

When you enter into the world of performing on professional stages and start applying for shows (actually, this applies for any show, whether a newcomer slot or high-profile billing), you will be asked to send pics of the act so producers can see the type of style you perform. We here at Bluestocking Lounge, often […]

CV Help For Performers

TemplateCV We know a lot of performers are not sure of what to put on CVs when applying for slots on bills so we thought we’d put our heads together and share what we like to see on an application for Bluestocking Lounge shows – and hopefully you performers out there will find some of […]

Tips On Show Applications For New Performers

Continuing our help for budding performers, we’ve compiled a list of things that we like to see (and those that we don’t…) on performer applications. Basics in the covering email: Firstly, do your research. If a show doesn’t allow fire / don’t like singers or bands, or specialises in one style (eg American-style glam and […]