However, I want to share something with you. This has been said by a number of promotion companies in Glasgow.
"We've had a few messages today from bands angry about artists on their bill who have not brought any support with them. As all our subscribers are aware we do not promote pay-to-play shows, that is to say we don't issue bands X amount of tickets & tell them we have a minimum cut no matter how many they sell. So we quite often give bands the benefit of the doubt when booking them slots, especially artists outwith Glasgow. However, when these bands then bring no-one to a show it is a slap on the face to both ourselves & the bands playing on the bill who have made the effort to promote themselves & sell tickets. It is for this reason that we will be very selective in booking bands outwith Glasgow & it's surrounding areas for local shows. Nothing angers us more than seeing a potentially great night ruined by a couple of bands who treat the same gig like a free rehearsal!"
To be honest we are one of those bands who don't get many people to our gigs but its not because of us. We promote it as much as we can. We remind everybody about it every day and make sure people know about it but no body really turns us. Its upsetting to us too as well as the promotion companies. However, we don't treat it like a 'free Rehearsal' we try and play our best and we make it our own. But still we need you to help us and come to our gigs!