We're a group of musicians who've played in bands together and apart for the last 15 years (the picture on the right is from one of our gigs). We've had our share of nightmares getting bands together so we've developed this site to help the process along.
If the site is used correctly we feel that, whoever you are, you can get in touch with musicians who will want to play your type of music in your way at your level. We've catered for a wide range of areas and music genres in the hope that we can help as many people as possible join and form their ideal band. Because when it works, there's nothing like it.
We have had a fantastic response right from the start - over 2000 bands and musicians registering in our first six months, and lots of positive feedback. Here's just some of it:
"Great site, easy to navigate and use and it helped us replace our guitarist with just the right person. That and it helped me join the band in the first place! Cheers!" Gareth
"cheers for the help in uniting us with our new bassist. It took about 2 months but we eventually found the right guy through forming bands and he's settled in a treat. Nice one. Fraz.
Ps if we do ever get to collect an award on the brits we will give you a plug:-) "
“I just wanted to say what a great website this is. We have just found a great bass player through using this site. He was exactly what we were looking for and local too! We would never have found him without this service.” Simon
"I'd just like to say thanks for running such a great website, My band and I found the perfect singer through it and we are now writing our own material and are preparing to start giging. Thanks a million" Sam Wood
"Great site - tried looking for singers on a few different sites and this is by far the best as its so easy to use." Slight Return
"Hello! Just wanted to thank you for enabling us to get a damn fine guitarist and a drummer from the site!" Anna Thomas-Holland
" My name is Jeff Morgan and I'm the lead singer with a north London band called the Grizzlies. I posted an ad on you site back in April - we wanted two excellent players (bass and drums) of the right age and tastes, and we found them in less than a month thanks to you, a really fantastic outcome." Jeff
"Very well navigated and great way for musicians to contact each other. Keep it up!!" Sylvester Meadow
"BY FAR THE BEST RESPONSES WE HAD FROM ALL THE ADVERTS WE PUT ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES." Red Skies
“Hey just wanted to say that the site is really helpful and is one of the best i have come across to form a band. THANKS :)” Kayley Marbell
"just received my 5th or 6 th band contact since I joined recently which is fantastic - your site does just exactly what it says on the box a rare thing in the wacky world of virtuality. thanks+" John
“Great site, found a band that suited me style straight away, rehearsals are going well and hope to be gigging within a couple of months.” Daren Francis
"I have found your site to be a great way of finding people and have formed my own band from someone I met on the site." Emma
"To be honest I was very suprised at the quality of musicians that auditioned for us. With the death of Melody Maker years ago (showing my age) and now Loot is no longer the free ads paper (so much for that) I believe this is the future for all musicians seeking work and contacts. Many thanks." THE LOOTERS
"Hello, I have found a drummer through your site ---- thanks!!!!" Michael
"Very useful, I was constantly recieving contact requests from like minded musicians. Found exactly the type of band I was looking for. Have recomended formingbands to others and will continue to do so in the future" Andy
"Let me firstly say congratulations on such a fantastic facility for musicians, it is by far the premier site and soon a big band will be formed and will have you to thank for that. Thankyou for your highly professional service." Stuart Wilson
“Hi guys its Kev from Flat Back Four, just wanted to say a quick thanks for everything you've done so far.”
"We have landed a superb bass player thanks to your services. Steve has really rounded out our songs already and we'll have him out gigging with us by 23rd Feb. Thanks for a super service" Tara's Secret
"On behalf of everyone here at Teenage Cancer Trust I would like to thank you and all the musicians and bands involved.... It is our aim to provide every teenager throughout the UK diagnosed with cancer a place within a Teenage Cancer Trust unit - with supporters like you this possibility will become a reality."
"I only found your site today and it looks really good, and the right thing for the UK, Its hard to get the word out you need musicians for collaborations unless you only look at your local area, so well done for providing something we need!" SlimGirlFat
"I've found some great singers through forming bands, thanks for a great service." Mick Lee
"hey, great site people. i didnt think that id find anyone that i was looking for, but after getting a few replies, i may have a guitarist, so thankyou :)" andy
"Your site has been very useful and I would recommend it to anyone." Talon Patience
" I have to say that I think this is a great service and I willl always remember it for future endeavours. I now have my band together thanks to forming bands. The greatest thing was to have so much choice. I made lots of great contacts and I feel like I have the best personnel. This is truly the best 'dating service' for musicians who are looking for that match made in heaven." Hiron
"Your site was very helpful, the band managed to find our singer, who we are now recording and gigging with. thanks." Chopper
"First I'd like to compliment the team for your work with the site. I'm very pleased with the service you provide, and in a very short period of time (one week) I've got already a few contacts with some interesting bands" Rico
"Hello Forming Bands, May I first congratulate you on an excellent site. I thought it was awesome already, and then today I found the 'my contacts' status page. Brilliant." Alex Douglas
"No doubt about it - a great site. Well thought out and well executed." John
"thank you for your help.I found a fantastic drummer thanks to you guys.I am now ready to gig." Lucien
"Hi, thanks for sending me updates regarding other musicians. I contacted a few and made some new buddies etc and I have now completed the line up in my band. Thanks again" Tom
"I signed up to your website a couple of days ago and I think it's great. As a musician I do find it quite fustrating looking for a new band when you have to trapse all round the world to find ads. I've used your site to contact a couple of bands already which is cool." Dave Nugent
"I found a drummer from your site, which was a great help to me. Many thanks." Charlie
"Your website rocks!" James Ramsey
Our aim is constantly to refine the way the site works so that it becomes even more effective at getting musicians together. If you'd like to contact us about this or any aspect of the site please do: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forming Bands is a limited company of England & Wales Company No. 5718812