Just a couple thoughts. Last night I was at a club with a live dj with the usual setup: Macbook, PA, turntables. Don't get me wrong people were dancing and enjoying it myself included. But at the same time I kept thinking that it would have been 5 times more entertaining had it been a good live band playing covers people like to dance to. How many places are doing this now instead of hiring a band? Probably more than 75% of the top clubs around here. My friend at work is also a DJ on the side and he says he can charge between $400-$1000 for a wedding. Theres another gig lost for a working band. Sidenote: This year at the State Fair Steve Miller Band was the headliner, which was a totally awesome show. BUT he did not have a bass player, he had a keyboardist with 2 sets of keys. Tell you the truth it sounded good enough that if you were blind you might think it was an actual bass player, but it still kinda irked me that Steve couldn't spring for a bass player. He did have a bass player from the opening band (Dave Mason) sit in on a few songs but it was mainly the keys. He was totally killer his name is Gerald Johnson Thoughts anyone?