How Do I Form and Market A Tribute Band?

  • Dennis Scott
  • Artist/Songwriter
    The Wannabeatles
  • Children's Music
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When you a big fan of a major artist and can emulate them closely, it can be very lucrative to form a tribute band to them. You can either sound and look exactly like them, or just perform nothing but their music. Either way can be both popular and lucrative. 

In this video, Dennis Scott, co-founder of The WannaBeatles, talks about forming a tribute band and how to market it.

Info On Tribute Band That Dennis Shares In This Video

Look And Sound

Learn whether or not you need to look and sound exactly like the artist you are tributing.


Find out what markets or venues hire a lot of tribute bands. 


Learn how many tribute bands up their game by performing with symphonies.

Getting Booked

Learn the various methods or avenues tribute acts use to known and booked.


Dennis discusses his legal experience in titling his band, The Wannabeatles'.

Corporate Events

learn about why tribute bands are very poular in the lucrative corporate market.
About The EXPERT

Dennis Scott

Two-time Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer/writer DENNIS SCOTT has left no corner of the children's music industry unexplored.

His songs have been performed by such diverse artists as Faith Hill, Ray Charles, Sugarland, Alison Krauss, The Muppets, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood, Elmo, Charlie Daniels Band, Shari Lewis, Crystal Gayle, Roberta Flack, Ricky Skaggs, and many others.

Dennis is also the recipient of two Emmys, a Parent's Choice Award, and a Telly. You can hear his work on television, radio, audio books, home videos, and stage productions such as "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "Sesame Street Live" and "The Magic School Bus."

Dennis began his entertainment career at the age of 7 as an actor on Broadway. As an adult, he toured with the New Christy Minstrels (playing upright bass and singing). His novelty tune "Captain Kirk's Disco Trek" led to his first serious foray into children's music and a Grammy for "Sesame Country." He has had nonstop assignments since then.

Dennis has served a music director for several children's TV shows including the PBS series "Noddy" and, most recently, "BJ's Teddy Bear Club" which airs on TBN and just earned him his second Emmy award. His album, "Songs From the Neighborhood - the Music of Mister Rogers" won last year's Grammy award as Best Musical Recording for Children.

Recently Dennis fulfilled his own childhood dream by spearheading a Beatles tribute band called The WannaBeatles. The band has grown in popularity and was even nominated for a Grammy in the spoken word category for an audiobook collection of interviews with Beatles fans called, "Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond."

When your childhood heroes are people like Danny Kaye, Jack Benny and Jerry Lewis, you can't help but have a silly side to you. Creating and producing music, particularly children's music, allows me to be as silly and creative as I want to be. And playing in a Beatles band makes me feel like a rock star. "Now that's my kind of job description!"

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