Gigwell vs. Band Pencil

The best Gigwell alternative

Band Pencil has been purpose-built to simplify your event and band management and is packed with features that help to make your management and event organisation as efficient as possible.


Our customers love our software

Our management software is used by some of the best music and entertainment companies worldwide.

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Brass House Entertainment • London, UK

" Band Pencil covers every aspect of booking an event from client contracts to musician management. They have thought of everything needed to help the booking process run smoothly. Game changer! "

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MIB Band • UK

" Band Pencil has been revolutionary to our management! I love how easy the booking system is for sending contracts and invoices, and the online portal for both clients and musicians - I know all our musicians are loving it too. "

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Band Pencil is thoughtfully designed for the purpose of performing music at events. I have always had to adapt other CRMs to try to meet this need, but Band Pencil is the best by far.

Benjamin T Warner Events

Why choose Band Pencil over Gigwell?

Though Gigwell offers a large array of features, they don't quite have the features to take your management to the next level. With Band Pencil, you get access to a refined set of features focused on delivering the best event management software — all without breaking the bank.

Features you need

We’re focused on providing the entertainment industry with an easy-to-use platform that helps you do your job better.

Scales with you

Band Pencil is built for growing businesses. Band Pencil is a professional software without the high costs.

Simple set up

Just getting Gigwell has to start with a demo. With Band Pencil, you can get set up in minutes and be a power user in a day.

Powerful band management that doesn't break the bank

We help organise every aspect of a gig, including contract creation, invoicing and payment, file management, managing musicians and tracking financials.

  • There's no limit to the amount of gigs you can manage
  • We offer fair and simple pricing
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How Band Pencil is better suited for you

We’re a band management software built by musicians for musicians. With our particular background and expertise, we’ve designed Band Pencil to give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. You’ll be backed by our simple and powerful tool to grow your business.

Band Pencil Gigwell
Manage gigs online
Collect availability from musicians

Musician Management
Unlimited musicians
Accept invoices from your musicians
Accept contracts between you and your musicians
Easy to access Musician Portal
Build your band line up

Client Management
Ability to invoice your clients
Ability to send contracts to your clients
Accept online payments
Schedule emails

Songs & Setlists
Song library
Build setlists
Auto setlist duration calculator
Setlist Live Viewer for viewing on gigs

Band Management
Detailed financial reports
Form builder to collect responses
Detailed lead capture form
Auto book members based off availability response
Detailed lead capture form
Unlimited gigs on all of our plans
Price (Ultimate vs Agency - 5 users) $79 / mth $275.00 / mth
Comparison as of July 2022

Move to Band Pencil in seconds

Ready to make the switch but feel stuck? We have built a easy to use import function so you can import your musicians, clients, events and songs in seconds.

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A better experience for your members, musicians, crews and clients
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