"We are so impressed with Lemonrock, which has helped us MASSIVELY with furthering the band, getting gigs etc.
"We no longer maintain our Myspace page, it's just become too much aggro, fighting the spammers, freeloaders and people who just want to tell me I can get a free iPod.
"So, from this point onwards, Lemonrock and our own website (at www.thenatalies.co.uk) are the ONLY places that you will find the latest Natalies-related news, gig listings and (very shortly) our recently-recorded demo material.
"Sorry to all our Myspace friends, but we'll have to love you and leave you!"
Five Fold Kiss
"As the band's administrator, having to maintain several gig lists on the popular networking sites is time consuming. Having the gig feeds feature in Lemonrock enables me to only have to enter a gig once for it to be replicated across to several other websites. The Lemonrock editor also responded personally to my requests and changed the design to suit my requirements, which is fantastic service!"Getting a page set up on Lemonrock is child's play. The admin side is very easy too, adding gigs, songs etc."If you get just ONE gig per year from Lemonrock enquiries, it will have paid for itself. It's also great to network with other musicians."
"The fact that you're sharing Lemonrock with hundreds of other bands means that you are much more likely to get the attention of new fans, who may log on to check up on another bands, and look at your page as well.
"All in all Lemonrock is a valuable addition to the music scene, and provides a really good service to both musicians and public.
"The flyer printing option is convenient and useful. The MP3s are a great idea, helping punters and venues get an idea of what a band's like before they see them, also giving other bands an idea of which bands are playing the same type of material, which helps in deciding which venues to approach.
"Good value for what we get out of it."
Hit 'n' Run
"My band work through an agent most of the time, and they charge at least 10% commission. I took a gig directly through Lemonrock, and the membership fee was covered by that gig, as no commission was paid to an agent! I have also had other enquiries from prospective bookers via Lemonrock."When talking to prospective bookers, a good selling point is the ability to let supporters know where you are gigging. You can tell the booker that you will immediately be advertising their venue. I also like to watch other acts when we are not gigging, and Lemonrock keeps me up to date with local music venues."I like being able to edit our own page, adding gigs immediately. Prior to us joining Lemonrock, I would have to send date sheets out to our supporters from a mailing list. Apart from the time and cost involved, the day you send them they are out of date because you have added more gigs. Now I just give people the Lemonrock website address which is up-dated as soon as new gigs come in."
"Lemonrock is a service I can use from my front room to advertise myself to 1000's of people! I know that for some it's the only gig guide they look at. Also I have received emails for gigs by being seen on Lemonrock. Its number of users makes it a great, convenient way to advertise your gigs. If I generate one gig from Lemonrock then it's money well spent."I also like to see who is playing locally on any night... It's fantastic for that. Very user friendly and fun!"
Swanvesta Social Club
"The site acts as a newsletter to existing fans and an easy reference point for new enquiries. There are great search facilities for finding new venues.
"Lemonrock was really designed with musicians and bands in mind, so it follows logical paths.
"Brilliant value for money. It really sets the standard for music related sites."
"I have to say I'm very impressed with the Lemonrock site. Since I joined and put my band and gigs on, I have seen plenty of new faces at gigs. Well done!"
The Blacksmiths Arms, St Albans
Mark Frazer is the manager of the Blacksmiths Arms in St Albans city centre, a pub that has established itself as the heart of the local live music scene since it was completely refurbished in 2009. Mark explains how Lemonrock has contributed to the success of the business:
"The Blacksmiths Arms continues to source the best possible live entertainment for our customers and over the past two years we have found Lemonrock to be an invaluable resource, helping us to achieve this objective. We generally have over 60 gigs posted at any one time, and have also racked up over twenty reviews on Lemonrock, which helps our credibility as a top music venue!
"We have tried many other websites but at the end of the day, 99% of our acts have been found via Lemonrock, which is the best testament to its usefulness I can offer!
"Lemonrock is so simple to use but has everything you would wish for in terms of detail and information, and it is updated daily. It's great value for money, and we simply could not have made such a success of our live music nights without it."
The Horns, Watford
Watford's premier music venue, The Horns, has a full stage, in-house PA, resident sound engineer, lighting, aircon, plasmas, and music memorabilia, and is in every sense a dedicated music pub. Pam Cook who runs The Horns says that she really couldn't do without Lemonrock!
"Lemonrock is where everybody looks to see what's on. It is the first place you go when you want to find a gig and it's invaluable to us at The Horns. In fact we couldn't really function without it! We have music six days a week here and often seven, and although most of the bands come to us, I like to check them out on Lemonrock to see how they present themselves, if they have their own website, and what kind of gigs they've played recently. We have over 100 gigs posted at any one time, and currently have over 70 reviews on the site.
"Lemonrock is very easy to use. It's something I inherited and I just picked it up really quickly. I keep our page up to date - it takes a bit of time but it's essential. We print gig guides every month, and once I have entered all the gigs on Lemonrock, I just transfer it all across, then I know it is complete and there are no gaps or mistakes - it's really very good!"
Aylesbury Shootpool, Aylesbury
Susan Latham and husband Alston opened Shootpool in 2009 as a pool club and have gradually added other activities to support the pool, including live music.
Susan said: "It's difficult to find telephone time, so easier in our case to send emails. One of the main advantages of Lemonrock is that I can do all promoting online. The fact that we are active on Lemonrock makes bands aware of our existence, so bands are continually contacting us re gigs, most communication is via email, so you have written confirmation of arrangements.
"Also another great advantage is that when a band on Lemonrock books a gig, it automatically links our page to their profile, so it saves me time describing the event or finding photos - I always recommend a band joins Lemonrock themselves.
"I try to speak to as many giggers as possible that come, and ask how they knew about the event and regularly people are using the Lemonrock gig guides to find events in their area. It's such a great service that if used to its full potential can benefit and help any small or large venue grow and all this for £39 a year.
"We have risen up the most active venue pages, and we're now on page 1 - Result!
"Thank you again."
Just renewed and thought I'd take the opportunity to thank you for a great and ever improving site of immense value to musicians and punters alike - Graham, June 2016
I must say I am most impressed with the support I have had from Lemonrock - please pass on my thanks to your team! - Hugh, May 2016
Thank you once again for your prompt attention! - Howard, May 2016
May I just say what a great site Lemonrock is. I have been a member for many years and could not have run such a good music venue without you! - Jean, June 2015
Can I just take this opportunity to say what a brilliant site Lemonrock is and how easy it is to use. We get loads of work from being based on here. First class! - Andy
I've been a registered user for 3 years and find the flexibility and clarity of the site outstanding. I've had no hesitation in recommending Lemonrock and have posted a recommendation on my Facebook page, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Great work and an essential guide to the entertainment scene. - Terry
Thanks for a great site. It's definitely the best around and easy to use for someone who's no good at building websites! - Renee
A really remarkable and well thought out system for app and website - Alex
Lemonrock is a great site for bands and music fans. It's been a tough year getting the band off the ground and getting recognition, but Lemonrock has played a huge part in making that happen. Thanks for everything - Phil
You have revolutionised being able to go out and enjoy oneself on a low budget! - Christina
I think you have a brilliant site (and amazingly prompt customer service) and I will continue to use Lemonrock as a source of information for what is on in the locality - Tessa
Lemonrock is fab, such a great tool for the working musician - David
I have been thrilled with the number of gigs and reviews that joining Lemonrock has brought me. I think you are doing a fantastic job with a brilliant website, I am always recommending you to other singers and venues - Bev
Lemonrock is a brilliant site - excellent value for money and it has generated quite a lot of work for us - Phil
As a band we are all very fond of Lemonrock - it is well worth the subscription to us and has never failed to generate some gigs for us in any given year. In fact we had three enquiries just last week through your site - Robert
Great site by the way - fab for keeping up to date on what's happening in my area. Thanks - Miriam
It would be nice to shake your hand and say thanks for such a great site, and all the effort you put into it. It has been an invaluable tool for us, and had paid for itself within a month. Since then it has earned us hundreds of pounds worth of bookings... keep it up! - Jason
Your service is really second to none. I am so impressed by all the help and love your site. Thanks - Julia
Thank you very much, you have a great site - Ruth
Thank you for a great site. I have just renewed my membership - Mike
Lemonrock was recommended to us by a couple of our Arts Centre members. It's a great site, and I'm glad we're finally on there! - Nikita
Thanks for a great site - I'm really pleased with how our band info has turned out so far, and we're still working on it - Mike
Many thanks for your help. We will be upgrading to the full version on Lemonrock and think it is a great site - Jason
Thanks for your great site and your disability awareness - very refreshing - Deb
Your site is brilliant - I see a lot of live music and it's great to plan who I will see and when - David
Thanks - great site, works well for us - John
Thanks for the great site - I use it all the time. Keep up the good work - David
Congratulations once again on this great site - Pete
Great idea great site - Dave
Your site is really helpful - Gill
Thanks for running a great site - we've found it invaluable - Tim
Thank you sooo much... brilliant info - Denise
It works!!... painless!! Great site! - Malcolm
Keep up the good work it's a great site - Paul
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Your site is just the best - Elga
Thanks for a great site, I visit every day! - Tim
I would like to say what a great site to get information on the local bands, great work you're doing - Rob