SONGS & WHISPERS European Tours: CIRCUIT 7/12, 8/12 & 9/12

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*Please note: This listing is for 3 separate tours/circuits, and artists will be able to choose which specific circuit(s) they want to be considered for when submitting. Artists must be able to perform at the dates they choose

SONGS & WHISPERS circuit is a unique “ready to go” 14 day tour across Northwestern Europe organized by [ps] promotion. They are seeking at least 1 band to participate in a self-guided tour for the Seventh, Eighth or Ninth circuits with stops in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands over two weeks. The Seventh circuit will run from July 23- August 5, the Eighth from August 27- September 9 and the Ninth circuit will run from September 24- October 7. The selected artist will be provided with a rental car and lodging, and will have detailed support and guidance throughout their trip. This is a great opportunity for bands from the US, UK, Europe, and elsewhere to tour in Northwest Europe, build a fanbase in a new area, make new friends/contacts, and take their career to the next level. The selected band will be matched with another act with local touring experience. This act will share most performance dates with the act selected from Sonicbids.

Overview of a SONGS & WHISPERS Circuit:

  • Selected artists are booked on a 14-day tour circuit and given a detailed itinerary

  • During the tour, all artists will drive together in a car provided by SONGS & WHISPERS. Car rental, insurance and fuel is covered from the first to the last venue the artist plays at. S&W will cover up to a total amount of $1000 split between all artists. If this budget is not needed in total, the difference remains property of SONGS & WHISPERS.

  • Bands are provided lodging at the artist flat in Bremen, Germany, which is in driving distance of most gigs.

  • Bands receive tips by passing a hat. The average tip collected per circuit in total is usually €1500. Sonicbids bands retain 25% of this total.

  • Nearly all venues provide a free meal and drinks

  • Bands can sell merch at shows and keep 100% of the income

  • Bands will be promoted through email blasts, local radio/TV, press releases, posters, flyers, and more

  • Minimum of two recording days free of charge in a digital 24 track recording studio (without an engineer)

  • SONGS & WHISPERS maintains a 24/7 support hotline in case of any issues.

SONGS & WHISPERS is specifically seeking acoustic, alternative folk, alternative country, Americana, bluegrass, rock, singer/songwriter, and soul acts, but would consider some other, more eclectic/unclassifiable performers as well. Just note that some of the venues are small spaces that do not allow drums or very loud acts.

Check out previous SONGS & WHISPERS performers on their YouTube channel.

History of SONGS & WHISPERS:

Facing the fact that most labels, venues or promoters could or would not take the financial risk of working with an unknown artist, [ps] promotion decided to set up an infrastructure to promote, release and support music they like. Out of that, SONGS & WHISPERS began as a 5-day tour in January 2009 and had already grown into a 3 week circuit put on every single month by January 2010.


S&W shows are usually free of charge. A hat will be passed around by artists to collect tips during or after the show. S&W will give artists guidance about how to do this best. Bands may also collect live performance royalties through their PRO. Note that the "pass the hat" method is standard in Germany and generally brings in more than tips during performances than it might in many other countries.


Artists can sell any kind of merchandise during the show and keep 100% of the income. The average total amount of CDs sold during