So I did a couple of quick searches and didn't really find what I was looking for. Pardon me if I've missed this thread somewhere. But I'd like to see how other cover bands are doing pay-wise and see if my band should be satisfied. We're a 4-piece cover band, all 1980's hair metal with a few other metal and classic songs thrown in. We play around Columbus, OH. We've been together about 2 years, though all of us have played the local scene in various bands for at least 4-5 years, some up to 20 years. This year we've been able to get many new venues (places we haven't played previously) to pay $600 for our initial booking and $800 for subsequent bookings. We typically hire the PA, so that's $200 off the top. So we make $100 each at the first show and $150 each at the subsequent shows. We're cutting our existing relationships a break and most of them have moved up to $700/gig for 2014, $125 each after sound. And the numbers change for shows that have house sound, but we end up with about the same take home. So, what's everyone else pulling in? Are we doing okay? If you chime in, let us know where you're located.