Lately I have been asked, “Hey man, how come you guys are getting so many likes on Facebook, and so fast?” Luckily, I was a core part of a band that has not only traveled the world (a few times), sold thousands of records (in the 100,000 world), and have developed thousands of close fans/friends relationships through endless touring and guerrilla marketing.
We simply have been running a facebook ad saying, “Do you remember Bleed the Dream?” It seems as though the Bleed the Dreamers are remembering our band and adding my new one. THAT is one of the reasons that the Fatally Yours page has gotten off to a good start. It is not cheap but well worth reuniting with fans that would have no other way to find my new act.
I’m not sure if people realize the impact Bleed the Dream had on the lives of our friends and fans. There is a folder of tattoos (on the Bleed The Dream MySpace page) that go well over 50 people with permanent lyrics and images of the band. Not many bands have enjoyed that type of loyalty and devotion from their fans. It is what set bTd apart from all the other working indie bands of that time.
Every fan or friend that has lost someone to cancer relates to what I would say is the biggest song we had, “Broken Wings." Penned by a young and firey Brandon Thomas, that song still gets plays around the world. It is a gut wrenching tune that gets played at funerals to this day.
I would never want anyone to think we are using unconventional ways to promote our band. We have always been musicians with integrity and it will stay that way. We don’t need a zillion likes, just quality fans and friends.
Let us good people stick together!!