The dream of starting a band used to follow the basic formula. Play locally until you develop a following. Then get a manager. Then make a demo and hope someone discovers you and offers you ‘the big break’. However, with the introduction of the Internet, people can gain worldwide fame without leaving their homes.
One Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth of Burlington, Ontario, recently broke the mold with their online success. They formed in 2006 and found mild success covering songs by the American folk band The Gregory Brothers.