Turbo Booking is a two-women DIY booking agency based in Cologne, founded by Mary in 2010. Since 2016 Mary also rents out low budget tour vans and in 2018 she founded Band-Vans.net, a worldwide directory for touring services. In 2019 Martha joined Turbo Booking. Contact us if you would like to book one of our great bands or rent a van.
We want to give awesome bands a chance to play in Europe and give music lovers the chance to enjoy them live. We work with well known artists but also new bands which have no chance to tour Europe without help.
It’s very important for us that the shows are a great experience for all involved, for the organizers, the bands and the people who go and see the shows.
Here you can find more info about band applications.
After the tours are booked, we promote them together with the local promoters and the bands.
We provide the promoters with all necessary promotion material and always try to think of new ways to promote a tour.
We design posters and ads for fanzines and magazines with the artists’ artwork. We advice bands about promotion and build websites (like this one).
Turbo Booking has it’s own tour vans! “Robbie” and “Rudy” are long Mercedes Sprinters with 8 or 9 seats and lots of space for equipment.
We can also connect you to backline rentals.
If bands need an overnight stay on a day off or before picking up or after returning the van, we 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.