Turbo Booking is a DIY booking agency based in Cologne.
I want to give awesome bands a chance to play in Europe and give people the chance to enjoy them live – not only well known artists but also new bands which have no chance to tour Europe without help.
Here you can find more info about which bands I can take into my roster. I don’t work with right-wing (related) rock bands or bands which are open to a right wing audience. Also racism, sexism or homophobia has no place in my booking agency.
It’s very important for me that the shows are a great experience for all involved, for the organizers, the bands and the people who go and see the shows.
I help and advice the bands with travel and tour planning, calculation of costs, promotion, merchandise etc. If required I can arrange tour van, backline and drivers.
I also organize shows in and around Cologne and Bonn for the bands in my roster and friends.
After the tours are booked, I promote them together with the local promoters and the bands.
I provide the promoters with all necessary promotion material and always try to think of new ways to promote a tour.
I design posters and ads for fanzines and magazines with the artists’ artwork. I advice bands about promotion and build websites (like this one). I also help the artists with album promotion if required.
If needed I advice the artists about merchandise, edit the artwork graphically and get shirts etc. printed.
If time permits and there is space in the van (if necessary also the driver’s seat) I also accompany bands on tour, sell merchandise etc.
Turbo Booking now has it’s own tour vans! “Robbie” and “Rosie” and “Rudy” are long Mercedes Sprinters with 9 seats and lots of space for equipment.
I can also arrange all required equipment from my partners.
If bands need an overnight stay on a day off or before picking up or after returning the van, I know the right place: Two band rooms in an old farm house located in Bonn (near Cologne) with a big courtyard, a safe parking space for the van, washing machine etc.