Mudcat Café message #757332 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49818   Message #757332
Posted By: musicmick
31-Jul-02 - 01:01 AM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
Dont you believe it, Genie. Recreators value dependability and predictability above all other traits. Sure, they want new acts but, if you have done a good job for them, they will hire you again and again. Fortunately, there are lots of facilities whiich means an almost unlimited market. I rarely work at a facility more than twice a year, but with hundreds od nursing homes. retirement communities, senior centers, schools, libraries, synagogues, orginizations and associations within a thirty mile radius, I dont have to worry about not playing at a particular venue more often than once or twice a year. What you need to do is expand your market to provide you with enough work all the time. Have you found the agents in your area yet? If you write me directly, I can offer some specific ideas for you. You have a fine attitude and you seem to understand the nuances of this crazy business.

Mike