Turbo Booking is a one-woman 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 uncommercial 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, give coachings 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, get shirts etc. printed and store all of it until the tour starts.
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” 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, shower, bath tub, washing machine etc.