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Booking Roster Grows With Skyway View

Barb Rocks welcomes ambient rockers Skyway View to my booking roster!  Skyway View features passionate vocals, over-melodic guitars, atmospheric keys, driving bass lines, and stadium drums to their 80's influenced sound that reminisces bands like The Cure and Psychedelic Furs, with a frontman in the likes of Scott Weiland that really captures the audience.  Vocalist Mr. Kerosene used to front East Bay rockers Drop Dead Sixty, whom I used to manage, so teaming up with this project is just a natural progression.  I look forward to chasing the sky with this talented six-piece that's flying high!

Skyway View's single "Made of Glass" just won Akadamia's September 2016 award for best Alternative Rock band and they have a cool video for "Crimson Petal"!

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Till I Fall Join Booking Roster

Till I Fall is an alternative/pop-rock band based out of San Jose formed by singer/songwriter Brandon Leland.  Having worked on show bookings with Barbara in the past, it only made sense to take them under our booking roster when they hit her up for a release show. Till I Fall has toured nationally and has shared the stage with Puddle Of Mudd, Unwritten Law, Stickup Kid, Forever Came Calling, and You, Me, and Everyone We Know.

Till I Fall just released their new single and video for "Scarlet" and have more releases in the works.  You can also listen to their album "11 Years" and "Lessons" on Bandcamp.

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Nemesis Media Opened Booking Roster With Eyes On The Shore!

A month late on announcing, but guess what?! Nemesis Media Inc. just opened it’s booking roster with Eyes on the Shore! Plan on seeing more of Eyes on the Shore in 2016 as the Nemesis Media team put the pedal to the metal and scour the earth for gigs and tours. As a group, "Eyes on the Shore is happy to be working with Nemesis for tour support and expanding our reach across the country!" If you love EOTS and Nemesis Media, and are as excited as we are to see more artists develop and grow with Nemesis then keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at www.nemesismediainc.com.

Eyes on the Shore recently announced their crowdfunding campaign to record and release their next EP... ON VINYL! Including their latest two singles “Washed Away” and “Starting Fires,” Eyes on the Shore will release a new song every month until August, at which point those songs will collectively become their 2016 EP “Maestranza” pressed to vinyl, and available online. NO CD’s! http://eyesontheshore.com/preorder

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Why Bands Should Book With Barb Rocks

Barb Rocks may not book every venue and every weekend in the south bay, not because it hasn't been offered to me, but because I choose to put on a few top notch shows every month at the best venues in town. This gives me the time to put together quality shows by organizing well thought-out line-ups with good drawing professional bands, without over-saturating the market. It's no wonder that Barb Rocks shows are known as the best shows in the south bay with the most consistent draw and best payout!

Some promoters like to talk big and make false promises, but that's not what you get when you book with Barb Rocks. Instead, you get a well-rounded experience that bands and fans rave about. My goal has always been to put on well-attended shows that everyone can enjoy from beginning to end, so that the venues, bands, and fans have an unforgettable experience. For over 7 years I have established myself as the most reputable promoter for rock shows in San Jose, and I'm proud of this accomplishment. Plus I use the best sound guys in the South Bay that have great PA equipment, so that everyone gets to experience the best sound quality while enjoying the show.

Even though I may be booked up to 3 months ahead, I also have connections with venues that need open slots filled on shows, so even though those are not Barb Rocks shows, it still helps bands get shows at venues. My network and connections run deep and all over the west coast and I will always try to help out bands as much as possible. So if I can't get you on one of my shows, I can at least help bands get on other shows.

I pay out bands 70-100% of door monies collected at the show based on draw, minus expenses incurred by the show (ie. flyer design, door guy, sound).  If the show does well and the bar sales are high, then the higher the percentage bands get paid out.  I pride myself on running on organized, well-booked shows, and have the reputation to back that up. Feel free to check out the band testimonials on the "About" page and see what they say about me.

If you're looking to book shows with me, use the contact form and provide me with your band name, URL with music samples, list of venues and bands you have played with, accurate estimate of draw numbers on both weeknights and weekends, whether your primary draw is under or over 21, and referrals if you have them. My show dates are always listed on my page, so please let me know what date(s) you have in mind to play. Please note that if four bands are already listed under a particular date, that means that show is already fully booked.

It's also important for bands to know that they should spread out their shows in the same market at least 3-4 weeks apart for best results. Let's keep the venues, promoters, bands, and fans happy and make sure that each show draws well and is a success for everyone involved!!

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