Some of you may not agree but I feel getting in on an open mic night is a good first gig for a band. I am in a new project right now. The working name is Cinema309 which comes from old abandoned porno theatre. We are working on a better name. Everyone is out of Philly except me. I am in Nazareth which is like 70-80 miles north. So of course I talked them into coming up here locally to Bethlehem to play. Anyway, the great rationalle for my idea was that if we screw up, it won't matter because it's not near where we plan to get booked in the future. We won't screw up, but the singer is new to this and she's a bit nervous. My true hope is that we can gig up here regularly so my wife can come with some friends and not feel like I'm just "away" all the time. After a while, getting down to practice is a drain, especially on weeknights. But it's woth it to a large extent because we don't play the "same old same". If there are seven people in the band (drums, guitar, singer, keys/horn, trombone, trumpet, and BASS) is it fair to expect 1 out of 7 gigs are near the one who travels more than the others, or should practices also be taken into account? Does anyone else have a similar situation with themself of another member? I knew what I was getting myself into at the start. I was referrred to this project by another local act I sat in with supposedly for my funk/soul feel and also that I had experience in SKA bands.