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DTFuqua
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Small Bars

Post by DTFuqua » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:39 am

I'm looking into what probably the cheapest venue in one of the still recovery less parts of Florida. I don't do large crowds well so I figured small hole in the wall type bars might suit me. Also, I'm just going to get started after the new year sometime. I could use any and all information ya'll could help me out with. Especially what would I be able to expect in compensation.



Bigdog
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Post by Bigdog » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:29 pm

Your pay will be based on crowd size....so the bigger the bar...the more people will be there. Small bar, small crowd ....can't take in enough money to pay you much.
The sucky economy has pretty much killed the crowds except in cancer (smoking) bars. Bar owners are notoriously cheap...if they count a small number of heads and they aren't spending much money....you're screwed. I always want to see as many people as possible. Singers or not.

Then you have the optical illusion factor.... Small bars don't need many people to look busy... A large bar can have a bunch of people and still look empty.

The Lone Ranger
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Post by The Lone Ranger » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:18 am

Have to agree with Bigdog on this one bigger is better, size matters. Of course some hosts aren't interested in making a ton of money, especially the older retired ones who are only doing hosting to keep busy and to supplement their income, not be supported by karaoke. Sometimes it is better to be in a venue you feel comfortable with, as opposed to a large high pressure one.

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