My band has been together for a few months and we are looking to put on our first gig in the next month or two, i.e. hire a venue, recruit some other bands, take money on the door, etc. Now last night one of the other guys in the band got in touch to tell me that a third guy in the band had "got us a gig". Great, I said, give me the details. It's a Battle of the Bands he says. Not so great I said. Check out the website he says. So I did and the deal is: Entry fee = £60 [US$113, 89] Max time on stage = 8 minutes Cost per minute of stage time = £7.50 [US$14, 11] Now, am I right in thinking that paying £7.50 a minute to be on stage, at a gig where only the first band gets to soundcheck is not a great deal? Has anyone had a good experience with this type of gig? Thanks.