One for the avoid list
We were booked to play at the Three Horses in Keighley after dropping in our CD when we were driving past a few months ago. The landlady rang us up, asked if we had the date available, we said we did, so we booked it in the diary and that was that. We sent out a couple of posters.
When we turned up on Saturday night, the girl behind the bar said that they didn't have any bands booked to play that night. So, we rang the number that we were booked off, got through to the same woman who booked us, who then said we were only ever pencilled in and because we hadn't rang back to confirm she'd assumed we didn't want the gig. And she said she never received any posters. We have been having a few problems with the post recently so I can give the benefit of the doubt that maybe she never got the posters, but the other stuff was never mentioned in the first phone call. If she'd said that I needed to ring back to confirm then I would have done so, but the phone call was simply - do you have that date, yes we do, right let's book it in. This has never happened to us before but basically we turned up on the night and were turned away again.
We felt very frustrated, upset and angry about the way we were treated and feel it was totally unfair. Whatever has happened there's obviously been some kind of mix up, I think there's a good chance she just forgot to book us in properly and then tried to turn it back round on us on the night because she realised she's made a cock up.
Either way, it's safe to say we won't be contacting them again for another gig and I just wanted to give bands on here a heads up. They don't have music very regularly on there anyway, I think it's only once or twice a month, but just beware.