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Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« on: May 12, 2012, 07:00:09 PM »
I play in a rock covers band gigging around Sussex. Usually get 200 per gig.  Is this fairly average for a pub band ? Anyone get paid more ? Or less ?
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 07:22:43 PM »
When I used to be in a cover band we got about 250 per gig between 5 of us. Bigger gigs like Santa Pod were better paid!

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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 01:11:30 AM »
200-250 up in NorthEast
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 10:55:16 AM »
Same here though we get better rates for parties and stuff like that-in fact we did a party last night and got 350.00 ( 4 piece band- well three musos and a bloke who sits behind the drums). Also in Sussex Richard (maybe we should swap the names of venues).
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 11:08:42 AM »
200ish the North West too - sometime a bit more, sometime a bit less.

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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 11:55:59 AM »
I'm in a 3 piece covers band in NE Scotland. We usually get 2000-2500 per gig.
We have to cover PA hire from this though (5-600)

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 12:10:05 PM »
I'm in a coverband in Holland. We usually get 150-200 euro per bandmember. We are with seven people.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2012, 01:47:13 PM »
I've never played a covers gig for less than 150 per head (bar a couple charity ones) but other than one or two I only ever played weddings and functions. I roadie for 50 a show so balls to doing gigs for less than that.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2012, 03:20:19 PM »
I'm in a 3 piece covers band in NE Scotland. We usually get 2000-2500 per gig.
We have to cover PA hire from this though (5-600)

How the heck do you get that much per gig?  :?

I've never played a covers gig for less than 150 per head (bar a couple charity ones) but other than one or two I only ever played weddings and functions. I roadie for 50 a show so balls to doing gigs for less than that.

That's very capitalist of you, surely it's not just about the money?  ;)

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2012, 03:37:24 PM »
Well, capitalist in the same fashion any job is. It was my living, of course it was for the money. Why else would you do cover gigs? They're rubbish.
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012, 03:39:35 PM »

How the heck do you get that much per gig?  :?



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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2012, 05:04:05 PM »
That's an amazing payday!  Nice work  8)

Well, capitalist in the same fashion any job is. It was my living, of course it was for the money. Why else would you do cover gigs? They're rubbish.

If you're playing with the right guys and gals, covers gigs can be great fun.  I love my band  :D

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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2012, 05:11:01 PM »
Paid? You're lucky if you see anything *at all* in Oxford.

Of course, covers bands are different, but I don't play in one of those any more.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2012, 06:04:06 PM »
That's an amazing payday!  Nice work  8)

Well, capitalist in the same fashion any job is. It was my living, of course it was for the money. Why else would you do cover gigs? They're rubbish.

If you're playing with the right guys and gals, covers gigs can be great fun.  I love my band  :D

I played with lots of unbelievable musicians, many of them very good friends. But the people that hire wedding and function bands, as a general rule, want you to play rubbish music.
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Re: Gigs - how much do yet get paid ?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012, 06:40:25 PM »
Generally naff all when i've been in bands. Just the taking on the doors and a percentage of the bar takings. So around 100 between the band

I think nowadays id much rather do covers because its far less effort and will fit around my working life better.
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