Connecting Musicians to Working Bands since 1969
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The History of Musicians Contact
For over 45 years, we’ve been connecting musicians looking for bands with working bands that are looking for drummers, guitarists, singers and more – from club and casual groups, to traveling bands, to concert and recording acts.
Sterling Howard was a young rock vocalist playing Hollywood clubs in the late sixties. There were no magazines or papers at this time for players to connect with each other, and the question of how to find band members was always a challenge. Sterling realized there was a need for a contact service, so he opened an office upstairs in the Whisky a GoGo. The idea was an immediate hit. By distributing flyers on the Sunset Strip and posting ads in music stores, a large number of musicians and bands soon began connecting at the new referral service.
Perform for free? The answer to this question would have to be "Depends on the gig". But I often hear non-musical people say "Musicians should be happy to play for free because they love their job." Sure, there are always exceptions, like performing for free to...read more
What members say about Musicians Contact
“I found my band (Crystal Haze) The Wolf Weiss Project on musicians contact snd we got signed by Canadian American Records (Joey Wells). It was my one and only shot and it worked. Thank you musicians contact!” – Todd Gilligan, Fountain Valley, California
“I moved to LA in 1994 to attend Musicians Institute. I joined MC and got a drummer gig the first week. This initial gig led to several other bands, corporate gigs, rock, funk. I played in 4 bands, every weekend, all from my posting with MC” – Michael Shain, Melbourne Beach, FL
“I've been with Musician's Contact Service for a LONG TIME. Much of the performance work I've gotten over the decades has come either directly, or indirectly, from MCS. It's been completely worth the membership fee and I'll stay with MCS until I retire... if that ever happens! LOL” – Barry Michael Wehrli, North Hollywood, CA