Mudcat Café message #2284647 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109300   Message #2284647
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
10-Mar-08 - 04:39 PM
Thread Name: Gigs (that pay better than coffee houses)
Subject: RE: BS: Gigs
That's an approach - but I wouldn't count on getting paid - not a fee that will put food on the table. If you put together a proper act you will work - three times a day throughout November and December. Regularly the rest of the year.

If all you've done up to now is stand there with a guitar, its a wrench. But they really need that thing of involving people - going that extra mile. And they are willing to pay for it.

Recently though I've retired I was asked to a 107th birthday party. Apparently I played at the Hundredth birthday party and her daughters 50th wedding anniversary. I knew the guy who was doing the gig. he had real trouble getting his head around it at the start.

But he loves it now and he has developed the act in his own way. they are wonderful audiences - the best you will ever find anywhere!