Play just any gig that comes along?
I have been on here for a while now, i've been about in various bands and played quite a few different venues.
Now, i see bands on here that are practically desperate for gigs, as soon as a venue advertises there are 20 band scavenging for the booking.
I see the bands "2015 diary filling up fast" are there really enough venues around to keep you gigging every weekend that you can honestly say you enjoy?
I have played some venues and sworn i would never go back to (non recently). I like to think that as a band we pick the places we want to play rather than have to take whats on offer, we don't book month's in advance, if we get the gig great, if not oh well.
I just can't get this mega desperate want to have to play at any venue that will have you.
I see the "just had a cancellation- we are free for the next 4 hours please book us" posts.
Is it you need the money? Is it your income?
Do you search for the one you really want? Or just settle for the fact you have a gig in the local alleyway playing to a load of wheely bins and the odd car headlight?
Your thoughts please.
No slanging matches defamatory comments etc, just real life please.