So I thought I'd make a post about a gig I did this past weekend at a large venue and how we were booked for future gigs immediately afterwards. Seems my band is getting a good reputation around these parts and looks like we are taking that next step. We played out of our minds on Sunday and it wasn't a conscious thing where we said let's do our best or anything like that we just went up there and killed it! Every single one of us was clicking on all 8 cylinders like we never have. Even our 2 members that are new to the band thing just automatically went into high gear mode. Of course it helped that the crowd was going nutso and the stage we were on was a real stage and not a glorified drum riser. Of course all of our gigs wont be at like places because there are very few around that size but what a rush it was. I'm wondering what people think we should ask for money wise? I know top acts around here bet north of 1200 and we normally get between 400-500. Just to bring it down a notch it's not like we were booked for the busy season (It's beach club) but I'm thinking asking for 800 isn't overly conservative or overly pricey. I know it depends on the region. Around here AFAIK most 4-5 pc cover bands bring in between 300-500. Other stuff.. Cues, banter, stage moves. I think this is something every band should work on whether it's a cafe' or a Pavilion. What do you do to cue songs other than the typical high hat or stick count? A click is out of the question for now but I'm thinking the ol' internal clock after a certain thing is said. Some of my band mates don't believe in some of this stuff so I'm trying to convince them. Simple stuff like coordinated movements. I just feel like we need to act and look like entertainers on stage and not just like we walked in off the street.