Linda Perry, the Grammy nominated producer and songwriter, has formed her own response to the recent flood of music reality television shows. Perry is launching her own reality show, to be titled All Girl Band, to go on a search for just that – a band formed entirely of undiscovered female musicians.
Perry started out as a singer/songwriter in the band 4 Non Blondes and wrote the hit song “What’s Up?” She went on to produce for huge global artists in the years after, including Adele, Pink, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and a vast number of other famous female musicians. She has sold over 100 million records, won two ASCAP awards, and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Perry’s show, in a similar model to American Idol, is set to tour cities throughout the United States to search for women for the band. Perry says that her show is looking for an entirely different sound that most other music reality shows offer. “We are looking for authentic, timeless musicians who can fill the void in the music industry,” Perry explained. “We want women who don’t fit the mold of your typical pop star. We’re looking for the female Rolling Stones.” The show appears to be currently shopping around for a home on television, as no network has claimed it as of yet.
In another departure from the standard music reality series, All Girl Band will accept online submissions and unscheduled drop-in auditions. Women can audition for areas other than singing, too: All Girl Band is truly looking for a band, and guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and drummers can all audition as well.
All Girl Band will narrow the field down to the best 50 singers and musicians, who will then battle each other for the winning spots in the All Girl Band. This band will be signed on to a record contract, write and record their own album with Perry’s guidance, and tour.
The show will touch down in cities like New York, Nashville, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. The judges will include Perry and a constantly changing array of other famous female rock musicians, with a new guest judge joining Perry at each city.
All Girl Band is set to begin production in 2018.