We have had pretty good results so far. I have been hit with some strange requests, like last week I bid really really high on a gig two hundred miles away that wanted an hour of swing jazz, followed by two hours of "dance music" followed by an hour of Salsa.
We are a classic rock, blues, disco, old rock show band....hmmm. However, I bid so high I figured if we got hired we would be well paid to learn some old swing tunes and an hours worth of salsa..
Actually, I paid the $179 yearly fee and in the last three months we have booked six thousand dollars worth of gigs from Gigmaster..a pretty good return. I get bids about twice a week.
Funny, I booked a neighborhood party a few weeks ago through Gigmasters. A half a mile from my house, with a real estate gal that I see every Friday morning at Chamber of Commerce networking meetings.. When I took the contract over to her, she was embarassed that she had forgotten I ever said I played in a band..and I tell the group where we are playing every single Friday morning.
She paid dearly for her lack of memory..and for using Gigmasters, but we got the gig through them. We did a $1,500 wedding yesterday and we have another $1,500 wedding next Saturday..both booked through Gigmsters so for us, at least, it is a great tool and a good service.
"A man may fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame others" -- John Burroughs
"I consider ethics, as well as religion, as supplements to law in the government of man." -- Thomas Jefferson