My band played a gig in a neighboring state at a new venue. Set everything up, did a quick sound check and started on time (we're big on that). Ten minutes into the first set the main amp starts faulting. We apologize, take a break and the singer talks to the owner while I'm disconnecting the sub amp to use for the mains. Takes about 20 minutes and we're back in action playing for the next three hours. While I was fixing the pa, the singer offered to refund our pay ($750 for a six man band), thinking we have to bail at this point, but the owner tells us not to worry and we can just comp the next gig, he already cut the check. This was before I got the pa going again. Fast forward to last Saturday. We arrive, set up, sound check and we're good to go. The owner "confirms" that this is a comp gig. We try to explain that we agreed to it assuming that we wouldn't have been able to perform. We did perform, the bar had a good night and on top of that, it's an hour each way plus we rented a uhaul. Doesn't matter to him, he's not paying. We're amateurs, but we act professionally, so we play anyway. It was a better night than the first and the manager tells us the bar did great. On top of that, they charged a cover for the band. At this point most of us want to cancel the remaining gigs. He has us booked all the way until next November, including the 4th of July and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, claiming that we are the best band he's had for his business (we pack the dance floor). The manager actually agreed with us and tried to argue that he should have paid us, but he wouldn't have it. I told the guys that if we do play, we're charging $900 - $1,000 to make up for this one and if he doesn't like it, tough; we never agreed on a price and the $750 was our introductory price. Thoughts?