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How To Buy Band Banners

Band banners are a fantastic way to gain instant brand recognition for your band. With the right design and right material, your band banner is one the ABC’s for any band. Here’s some great tips to making the right choices for your banners.Band Banners 4

1. What Design Will You Have On Your Band Banner?

 

Your first step is design. Many bands will use their album artwork for their banners, but a large percentage will design specifically for their band banners. What looks good on a 12″x12″ album cover may not look good at all at a 10 foot wide banner, let alone a 15 or 20 foot wide band banner. We recommend using sharp colors that contrast well with each other – like black and white, red on black, yellow on blue and so on. Using pastel colors, like green on brown, pinks, rose, and gray will camouflage your logo or message. We’ve got a great article with design tips that you should probably check out.

A band banner is just like a street sign: it must communicate a specific message! It is critical to remember the message that you want your audience to see, and if you do it right they will walk out of the show with your band’s logo emblazoned in their eyeballs.

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2. What Size Banner Is Right For Your Band?

 

You’d never walk around in size 10 shoes if your foot fits size 8, so don’t do that with your band banner! Call the venues you play at most often and find out the size of the stages, then gather the numbers and pick a band banner that fits most of the clubs or festivals you’ll be playing at. Typically, large outdoor summer festivals can handle 20 foot or even 30 foot stage backdrops, while indoor venues can range anywhere between 5 or 6 feet wide and up.

Of course, the size of your band banner is the greatest factor in the price, so keep your budget in mind and check out some pricing ideas.

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3. How Will You Set Up Your Stage (And Your Band Banners)?

There are TWO main ways bands use banners: as scrims, set up on either side of the drummer (often called band scrims, stage scrims or amp scrims) and secondly, as a backdrop behind the drummer. When you’re touring a lot of smaller venues, stage scrims are often the easiest and most convenient type of band banner: you can set up two 6’x6′ scrims at almost any venue, even the really small ones!

But if you’re on summer tour, a backdrop is the best option; you can go big, really big on some of those outdoor summer festival stages.

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4 Ways To Improve Your Band’s Stage Presence At Shows

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Every band looks for ways to improve their shows on stage for your gigs, large and small. Stage presence is critical to your performance, since the visual experience makes a critical difference in the overall quality of the show and the music.

Here are four great ways to improve your band’s stage presence:

1. Get A Band Backdrop Or Stage Scrims

Custom band backdrops (or stage backdrops) and custom stage scrims are super ways to instantly amp up your shows. Custom band scrims and band backdrops are inexpensive, so any size band – even a brand new, up-and-coming band – can improve their stage presence with an affordable stage backdrop or a set of stage scrims. We know – we are biased. But it’s true, a backdrop or scrims can do amazing things for any band.

For sizes, we recommend 6’x6’ for the stage scrims, and for the stage backdrop you can consider 8’x10’, 10’x15’, 20’x25’ or any size in between or above. Give us a shout – Mendy would love to talk with you to find the right size for your band.

2. Practice Your Moves

At Northcoast Banners, we believe that great performance on stage at your shows is 90 percent preparation and 10 percent execution. Practicing your movements on stage and the specific synchronicity of your moves and your music is absolutely critical – BEFORE your shows.

We have worked with hundreds of bands on their stage backdrops and band scrims, and we’ve watched their shows with their band backdrops or stage scrims in action. We have learned a key lesson: regardless of how well designed the stage backdrop is or how awesome the music sounds, the movements on stage and general vibe from the band members bodies can make the show fly or die. So practice, practice, practice.

3. Design A Stunning Band Backdrop Or Band Scrims

Having seen hundreds of designs from hundreds of bands across the US and Canada, we have gained a lot of insight into what good design looks like – specifically for bands. We have learned:

• Bright colors that contrast sharply against each other create a sharp, vibrant design that will be noticed by everyone in your audience – even in low light venues
• Pastel colors – soft colors like pink, grey, green and purple – blend in with each other and do NOT pop on stage, especially in low-light venues
• Simplicity is best, and less is more. Keep it really simple and minimal, because the less that is on the stage backdrop or stage scrims, the more your actual logo will POP in your fan’s eyeballs.

4. Practice Your Music

This one sounds pretty obvious, but unfortunately many bands miss this foundational point entirely. Music is about practicing – performing is about executing. Your band needs to view the performance on stage – and the stage presence – as the act of execution. If you take this approach, your band will focus a lot more on practicing as a goal in and of itself. Then, the rest (playing on stage) is cakewalk.

Want more tips or information about buying a custom band backdrop or stage scrims for your band? Let us know – we’ll be happy to talk with your band.

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What Do Our Customers Say?

Why choose Northcoast Banners for your band’s Stage Backdrops and Band Scrims? Learn what our customers say about our stage banners.

Ryan Maloney, Chemicals of Democracy:

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Scott Trudeau, Tribute, a celebration of Allman Brothers:

Stage Backdrops“Everyone in the band and all our family, friends and fans were blown away with how good our backdrop looked. So, from all of us, THANK YOU! We are so happy with the banners you made for us several months ago. We’ve been using those and have received plenty of compliments on them!”

Jon-Paul LeClair, Bad Habitz:
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“The banner looked great – as always! We’re so proud to have it and will fly it with pride every time. Mendy and the crew at Northcoast are driven to absolute customer commitment. Northcoast has been THE BEST throughout the entire process of obtaining our backdrop.”

Jon King, 3 Pill Morning:

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“We love em. Thanks again!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Amazing Photos Of Band Backdrops And Stage Scrims

We love printing band backdrops and stage scrims for bands. What’s more, we love seeing insanely cool action photos of our band backdrops and scrims on stage, being used by the amazing bands that we love working with. Here’s 12 amazing photos of some of the stage backdrops and band scrims we’ve recently printed for bands all over the US and Canada.

1. Big Mama Band Backdrop for Icon For Hire

This 20’x25′ is just a killer stage backdrop: it’s HUGE, and you’re guaranteed that every single person in your audience will remember your logo if they turn up this show.

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2. Bright Colors On Outdoor Stage Scrims for Skya = Makes An Impact

Syka got some beautiful 6’x6′ stage scrims from us over a year ago. This is just a stunning example of how a set of scrims can make your band look really, really sharp on stage.

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3. Bad Habitz Wins A Stage Backdrop And Designs It Beautifully

Bad Habitz won a free stage backdrop in our recent Special. They did an incredible job on the artwork, you can clearly see how much of a difference this beautifully designed banner makes on stage.

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4. 3 Pill Morning 8’x8’s – This One Is Just Awesome

This photo is perhaps one the most killer photos I’ve seen of our stage banners – just, wow!

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5. Daybreak Design POPS In Your Eyeballs In These 6’x6’s

Daybreak just got these banners last week – they are a pair of 6’x6 band scrims, and we’re confident they’ll be seeing a bigger crowd now that they have such an eye-pleasing image on stage.

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6. Ghostship With Their 8’x12′ Stage Backdrop

This dye sublimated poly poplin banner is just stunning – we love their bright design and how this size fits their stage perfectly. Colors will pop strongly on our dye sub poly poplin material, which is a beautiful fabric for banners.

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7. Beyond Fate Goes Wild With Their Stage Scrims

They got the right idea: stage scrims equals have a lot of fun on stage.

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8. Tuscan Road OWNS This Stage

Tuscan Road got a pair of beautiful 3’x7’s and a 12’x15 for this stage set up. They literally own this stage with their unique music, look and feel.

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9. 23 EXP Looks Fantastic With Vertical Banners

23 EXP understands the beauty of vertical banners – they don’t take up a whole lot of space on a small stage, and these 3’x6′ vertical banners look amazing and will have a huge impact at any show. Notice how they make the stage look exciting and fun, while not taking up precious space. This can work for even very small clubs and bars, where you may not have room for larger band scrims or a stage backdrop.

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10. Design That Pops On 6’x6′ Stage Scrims – Ghostfeeders

Ghostfeeders designed their banner really simple, and you can see how a simple design POPS really well even it very dimly lit venues with their 6’x6′ band scrims.

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That’s a wrap! For more photos, check out our gallery. If you’d like to get your own band backdrop or stage scrims, please email Mendy – I’d be happy to work with your band on the perfect size for your shows.

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Top 4 Reasons Why Band Backdrops And Scrims Are So Effective For Bands

For a band that tours often, stage backdrops are key to high powered performance. Band backdrops are lightweight, durable, and beautiful ways to showcase your logo.

At Northcoast Banners, we believe that the best way to find the right band backdrop or band scrims is talk with a band backdrop specialist. That’s why Mendy is on hand to talk with your band about your specific needs. Having a quick conversation will save your band money.

Here are the top four reasons why stage backdrops or stage scrim or band backdrop.

1. Your Music Sounds A LOT Better

Ever been to a show where there are no stage props, or the stage props are low quality? There’s tremendous power in a well-designed stage backdrop. It can quite literally take your band to the next level and help your music sound better at shows. Your fans ALWAYS show up for two things: 1. Good music 2. A good show. Without your band backdrop or band scrims you simply will not be able make an amazing show for your fans.

2. Most Affordable Way To Improve Stage Presence

Custom band backdrops for bands are the cheapest way for your band to make a HUGE difference, even if you’re on a tight budget. We offer great pricing for our band scrims and custom stage backdrops for bands; we’re fully aware that a budget for an up-and-coming band can be tight. Right now, your band needs get lots of gigs and just get yourself out there, and one of the best ways to do this is with a custom backdrop or stage scrims. In fact, even our band scrims can make a big difference in small venue. Oftentimes, your band will find itself playing in small venues like bars and nightclubs. In this case, it’s easy to get a beer spill all over your stunning logo on your band backdrop or band scrims. We provide materials that are easily cleaned and are tough enough for any touring band.

3. You Can Finally Set Your Band Apart From The Rest

Make no mistake: there’s literally hundreds and hundreds of bands everywhere in the US. One of the cheapest and easiest and quickest ways for your band to distinguish your unique music is with a band backdrop. Band backdrops or stage scrims are great ways to instantly broadcast your logo at any event, and establish your band with it’s particular style.

4. Amp Up Your Branding

Your logo will literally jump off the stage with our beautifully printed band banners. Stage banners attract loyal fans by broadcasting your imagery to very person in your audience – no matter how big your venue is.One of the best things you can do to instantly convert your stage into YOUR own event.

Our custom band backdrops for bands are printed on high quality materials that will make your logo look incredibly vibrant and bright. Ask us about design tips to ensure your band’s imagery looks bright and crisp. Check out this first photo below of two 6’x6′ band scrims for Circleswitch – they can be seen from over 150 feet away! The photo of Ashes of Ares is a beautiful shot of an 8’x12′ stage backdrop, and the last shot is an 8’x10′. To get YOUR band banners or scrim, give us a shout today!

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Bad Habitz Wins A Band Backdrop In Our Special!

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Bad Habitz, an up-and-coming youth band just won BIG – they got a free band backdrop from Northcoast Banners a few weeks ago. We offered a free set of band scrims or a band backdrop, and their new stage backdrop looks stunning.

Mendy, our bands manager worked closely with the band to ensure their banner looked perfect.
“Northcoast has been THE BEST throughout the entire process of obtaining our backdrop,” says Jon-Paul LeClair, from Bad Habitz.

“Mendy and the crew at Northcoast are driven to absolute customer commitment.”

Band scrims and band backdrops are important to us, because we know that these stage banners will make a huge difference for your band at every gig. That’s why we focus on getting every detail right. We work directly with you make sure your needs are met. We always print your stage backdrop promptly and ship them out to you for delivery on time for your gigs. LeClair agrees. “Wow! You cannot ask for a better company committed to excellence than Northcoast. It is THE place to get your stage scrims and backdrops. You will NOT be disappointed,” he beams.

To learn more or for a quote, please email Mendy or Request A Quote.

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Cornbred Gets A Beautiful 6’x8′ Band Backdrop

6’x8′ band backdrops are necessity for small and mid-size bands, and Cornbred, a rock and roll band that blends rock, pop and southern sounds knows this fact.

They just purchased their spankind new stage backdrop from Mendy, the bands manager at Northcoast Banners, and they are “loving our banner,” says Jon Cowart a member of the band.

Cornbred’s brand new song “Tonight” was recently released, watch this awesome music video here. You can also hit them up on Facebook.

Band scrims and backdrops are a tremendous asset on stage, so even if you’re band cannot afford a large format band backdrop, consider our 6’x8′ stage backdrop or a similar size. These backdrops will enhance loyalty to your brand at any gig, wherever you play. Your logo will stand out across the show and reach the eyeballs of every person in your audience.

Give us a shout if you’d like more information about pricing, sizes and how your band can get set up with a new stage backdrop today!

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Spring Creek Station Performs With A Stunning New Band Backdrop

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Spring Creek Station, a country music band from central Illinois just played in Chillicothe, IL as the opener for country star Lee Brice. The show was a hit – and so was their beautiful new band backdrop from Northcoast Banners, says Harold Robinson, a player in the band.

“The banner is one of the single best investments we made for the band,” Robinson beams. “It gave us instant recognition without saying a word and people had a visual name to remember.”

Spring Creek Station’s band backdrop was far smaller than stage banner for Lee Brice, and yet, their backdrop completely converted the stage for their performance.

But they didn’t stop there. Increasingly, bands are choosing custom band backdrops that fit right in to smaller venues. With a range of small to large stage backdrops, it’s easy to make any stage your own, no matter where you play.

Robinson agrees. “Having the custom size banner for different size venues is a definite plus, which is why we got the large single back drop for larger shows and smaller side stage scrims for more intimate shows,” he says.

To learn more about custom backdrops for your gigs, just shoot us an email!

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