Hey all. I'm sure a lot of you have been in similar situations and can relate, so here goes. Currently my band has no gigs lined up. Nothing, not even some battle of the bands or local festival (like our last show was). We have a demo (which isn't great, but gives people an idea of the material we play), a press release, business cards, and will hopefully soon be getting some promo shots done up. I've already invested money in the business cards, t-shirts, and bought and maintain our website. I also work a full time normal job weekdays. Our guitarist has previously volunteered to go out and give the demo packet to bar owners, etc. The problem is, I can't get him to actually _do_ it. Every time he says he's going to, something ends up coming up, and no demo kits are distributed. Right now he is laid off 'til the end of the month, so now would be a perfect time. Our drummer is a nice guy, but not very reliable or possessing good social skills, so he probably isn't an option. Anyway, today I was talking with our guitarist on the phone, and he raises the idea of finding someone to get us bookings, and giving them a percentage of any takes we get...***? First of all, I asked him who he had in mind, and he didn't really know of anyone. I told him it probably wasn't a great idea and he should just go do it himself, since it's not like he's foreign to the local bars anyway... What can I do at thins point? Personally, I figure the day time is the best time to go and do this, like in the early afternoon, since owners tend to be around, but not busy with customers like in the evenings. I don't have time for this due to my job. He has plenty of time right now...I'm at my wit's end, and getting a little fed up. This band has been together for almost five years and we still aren't getting regular gigs. And people tell us we're good, so it's not like it's a talent issue or anything. Like someone in another thread stated, I'm sick of playing in the basement all the time, and not getting out to actually play. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.