It’s hard being an unsigned indie rock band from Portland, Oregon unless you’re utilizing your social network and social media profiles like Delta! Bravo does. This group touches me personally because the Mozart of the group, Tom Shimmin, was a group member of mine in my last class during college. While I’d like to take some credit for Tom’s succinct use of social media unfortunately I can’t. He knows what he’s doing and has been utilizing his social media profiles just fine.
Like any band that wants to be relevant, Delta! Bravo‘s Myspace Page is utilized to inform and connect with their loyal fans. What takes Delta! Bravo beyond 3/4 of the wannabe Portland band’s is the fact they have and actively manage a Twitter account. If you talk to any band they’ll tell you the hardest part of their job is promoting their shows not playing in them. So what can you do to actively promote your shows besides flyering the sidewalks of downtown? Tweet, write bulletins in Myspace, actively update you Myspace upcoming shows, and create a Facebook event.
It will be interesting to see how the social media efforts Delta! Bravo has implemented effects their turnout for their upcoming show tomorrow night at the Hawthorne Theather. I’ll breakdown what went right and what Delta! Bravo could improve on to ensure their next shoe is a dance fest like none other. Any suggestions? Feel free to leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list.