Hi Steve, Michael and all, I was wondering what you think the best type of venue for a solo bass gig is. Being now at the stage where I have to consider which venues to approach for gigs, I find myself at a loss which ones to target first. The ones I have had so far have been at "regular" bars or events - in all cases, with other acts that didn't really fit stylistically at all. They went well and the response was good, but I can't help but wonder if it would be easier to make a push to go after gigs that are a better fit in atmosphere as well as musically... Which type of venue would you say has been more successful for solo material? The club or bar type of atmosphere, or a more laid-back one such as a coffee shop? Also, would you have any particular suggestions as to how to approach booking agents or managers, given that solo bass is generally considered as an eclectic, "off the beaten path" type of act? Is it common for venues such as coffee shops, who don't necessarily have a lot of live acts, to go for a more "mainstream" act such as an acoustic guitarist? Obviously, this depends on the specific venue - but I am curious about what the average manager's opinion is. Any and all pointers welcome and thanks in advance!