I would have posted this in the double bass forum but they don't have a board on bands, I guess double bassists don't gig anywho, I've got a jazz quartet and we are pretty darn good. For three months we had a gig at a restaurant every friday and saturday that was sweet and all until we got laid off. I got the gig originally when I heard a rumor that the restaurant was looking for a band: I called em up and had an audition in a week. After getting that gig I thought that getting gigs was easy. Now though, it's practically impossible. I call multiple places and they flat out say "we don't do live music." as soon as they hear me mention the word band. We're just some high school kids and therefor have no part in those larger organizations that pimp musicians or unions or anything. So my question is, how did you get your first gig, how'd you get your foot in the door long enough for them to listen to your demo. All I want is a gig haha, I'm desperate!