Typical earnings for each musician$30–60
based on input from 2 reviews
- Lump sum?: Yes (1 vote) No (1 vote)
- Cover?: Yes (1 vote)
- Donations?: Yes (1 vote) No (1 vote)
- Minimum draw to get paid?: No (1 vote)
- No pay at all?: No (1 vote)
- Free food?: No (1 vote)
- Free drinks?: Yes (2 votes)
- Paid to play?: No (1 vote)
- Non-profit?: No (1 vote)
- Musician-run?: No (1 vote)
- Books local acts?: Yes (2 votes)
- Promotes the acts it hires?: No (1 vote)
- Keyboard?: No (1 vote)
- Drumset?: No (1 vote)
- Keyboard amp?: No (1 vote)
- Guitar amp?: No (1 vote)
- Bass amp?: No (1 vote)
- Direct box?: No (1 vote)
- PA system?: Yes (2 votes)
- Sound person?: No (1 vote)
- Stage?: No (1 vote)
- Backstage/Green Room?: No (2 votes)
- Space for dancing?: Yes (1 vote) No (1 vote)
- Serves Food?: No (1 vote)
- Liquor License?: No (1 vote)
- Capacity: 0-50 (1 vote) 50-300 (1 vote)
Reviews from musicians
I have performed here a few times and enjoyed the experience. The guarantee (yes I got one) is fine for a solo artist, however I brought a duo in. We aaaaalmost made it worthwhile by putting out a tip jar.
It is a comfortable venue for a non-dancing crowd, and yes we did have a few people show up who wanted to dance and were disappointed. But the set up with comfy couches and live-sounding room makes for an attentive audience, and it's nice to have lyrics heard and appreciated.
I share the other reviewers concerns bout some of their practices, there did not seem to be any kind of table service, so people had to leave the room to get another drink. Also lack of food service, although I hear that has changed.
This is a splendid space that has great potential for a regular crowd, if the owners play their cards right. I hope then that they would be willing to pay musicians a better wage.
Great if you like couches.
Just about anyone can get a gig here, but it's difficult to make any money.
Zero built-in clientele.
Concrete "dance" floor "punctuated" with large, uneven stones and crowded with a dozen or so couches; not exactly a good match for a dance band. Who needs dancing, anyway? It only makes people stay at a venue and purchase more alcohol.
No bar in main music room; patrons must walk back across and exit the main room to buy more wine near the front entrance of the shop.
No guarantees, although they'll provide a door person.
They complain if you charge more than $3 cover, arguing that it cuts in to their wine sales.
I suggested a couple of business practices that are obvious to anyone who spends any time in bars ("Try not making people get up, walk 50 feet, and leave the room just to buy a glass of wine.") They were dismissed.
I gave up when the correspondence took this turn:
'Look, I don't make any money at this creative pursuit' (e.g. running a business)
so the implication was clearly "and neither should you."
These people aren't interested in earning a livelihood and prefer to work with others who feel the same.