ericrthomas2012 wrote:In an effort to provide a tiny bit of useful feedback to the OP, this forum is the wrong audience for what you are looking for. The regulars here are mostly pros and semi-pros who take a hard line against playing for free.
my guess is the OP is a one and done and merely doing a driveby here at BM.
speaking for myself (and I am a working pro)..... I try to never leave the house for less than $100 but I will make exceptions if I don't feel I'm (we...the band are) being exploited or taken advantage of.
ex. #1 i play once a month on a slow tues night at a small pizza joint that my bro-in law owns. I take no money....and the other two band members take $25 ea. the place only seats 50 (and there's never that many there).
everyone is happy to help my bro-in-law out because we know that as musch as he'd love to pay us more... he can't afford to do so.
ex. #2 my bluegrass band MERE MORTALS plays a cpl of farmers mkt gig every season for tips and beacoup fresh produce. it's one of my fave gigs as everyone who stops by to listen is doing so because they care about the music. aaaaand we also go home w some good scratch from the tip jar.
but, a place that IS making good coin but doesn't see the need to pay musicians a fair wage.....nah, I won't have any part of that disrespectable BS.