interesting thing going on here in the big city... the nerve started doing cover gigs about a year ago, and we're learning that that there is a definite, unfounded predjudice to 3 piece bands doing covers. almost ALL the bar owners ask how many people we have, then give us a hard time when they hear it's 3. they urge us to get another member. i post this now because last night i realized the true absurdity of it. we played a pretty happening spot in the city, and went over really well. people were dancing, buying out stuff, nobody left because of us , and we pretty much held the crowd. when we went to rebook more gigs the owner gave us this whole lecture about getting another person in the band. his reaoning - because then we won't be as loud. "ya see, when there's more people in the band the sounds blend together and it gets quieter." there's a booking agent who books a lot of bands around here who used to book another cover band i was in (that was horrible), that refuses to book us based on the fact that we're 3 peices. best part of all this is that they're totally willing to work with bands that have a guitarist, bassist, drummer and singer - but NOT if the one of those guys IS the singer. they don't even realize it's the same exact thing. it really is like a blind hatred kind of thing, like somewhere, for some reason, some bar owner stared these rumors about 3 peice bands that just keep getting perpetuated. have to note here, with all due humility - it has nothing to do with our performance. i've played in enough bands for long enough to know that we more than adequately do our job. i'm very confident of that, and others here that have heard us will vouch for that. the only reason i can see for them wanting more than 3 people is becuase they believe 4 or more will bring more of a crowd - but they don't ever say that, and that's as ridiculous as any of their other reasoning. anyone else experience this????