I was just wondering how everyone is coping in these troubled times.
Pubs, clubs and hotels failing and closing at an alarming rate, thus reducing the number of venues offering live music. This affects us all of course as there are fewer gigs to go around.
I have always been an avid supporter of live music but I'm very disappointed that in many cases nowadays, what is promoted as "live" is nothing more than karaoke, in which case I normally make a quick exit!
I'm lucky, I have a decent agent who keeps me ticking over with enough work to support my living but I have noticed that numbers in many venues are declining too, (and I believe this also may be due to peoples despair at this regular s..t "karaoke" entertainment being dished up).
Over the years I've made a living from busking and playing indoor venues in Europe and the UK, and had a good time doing so, but I fear for the future
Come on, offer me some inspiration!!!