Hello there, I just thought I'd ask for your opinions regarding the ancient art of promotion for your band. I've been in bands before, infact, my previous band did fairly well (on a small scale) in terms of getting some radio play and nice gigs. However, where we really fell down was hype, band promotion, gig attendance and enthusiasm. On the second go round with a band, I find myself alot more weary about the decisions we're making. We don't even have a recorded song yet, but we're in talks of booking a gig to make sure we hone ourselves towards it. Not that we don't take it seriously, we just want to be polished. Anyway. The main question I ask is. If your a band, supporting a bigger touring act at a local venue, is it a good idea or a waste of time to start flyering for a gig? When we have no recorded material on websites for people to listen to. The other guitarist believes it will build intrigue in the band and promote a sense of mystery. I think I agree that it seems like a good idea, our singer works at a printing company so we can get alot of flyers made for free. Also, another problem I'm having is that, myself and the drummer are the new guys in the band, and I don't want to come across bossy, but currently the other guitarist and bassist don't own tuner pedals. When we have practice, I let them borrow mine. I don't want to be bossy, but it's something I consider to be critical. Any suggestions how I could encourage them to get one? What do you guys think? And any advice in general?