How do I get gigs? My band plays hard rock, mostly covers, but we have 3/4 originals. The problem is our ages range from the youngest (me) at 15, all the way to the oldest (singer) at 18/19. What is the best way to approach a venue? offer to play at their venue? Make a CD and give it to them with a phone number? We have played gigs at school a couple of times and myself and the rhythm guitarist has played for a school musical, so we have experience of playing to an audience.