Mudcat Café message #755800 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49818   Message #755800
Posted By: musicmick
28-Jul-02 - 01:42 AM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
Marion, Mike here. Genie is right on the mark about the sound system. Never trust that they will have a sound system or that their sound system will be functional. I use a small amp and a good mike. If you are serious about specializing in senior centers, you might invest in a remote setup. It gives me the freedom to walk around and interact with the patients. It really gives the show a new and vital dimension. Never, never, never play for free. If you do, you will have established your price. No one wants to pay someone who is willing to work for free. I know it's unfair but that's the way it is. If you work for free as a soloist, your group will be seen as an extention of you, that is as amateurs. If you are good enough to play, you are good enough for pay.