I'm mostly curious what's expected of a cover band in different states, and much the gigs pay. Here in NY we're usually required to play 3 45 minute sets. The clubs my band plays pays between $400 & $600 - and we split it evenly. There are 4 of us so I take home $100 - $150. We have an agent now and the gigs are going to supposedly go up to close to $1000. For original stuff (The Nerve!) we usually get a percentage of the bar or door. Original gigs usually wind up costing us money. We've made between $0 and $300 (for the entire band) - which was incredibly rare. They usually hand us around $40 bucks to split amoungst us. For studio work and substitute gigs I've gotten between $50 and $125. Rehearsals about $30. What should I expect should I decide to leave this fine city.