... nothing like a bit of controversy ...
Not been gigging for long long while, so unaware on what the "going rate" for a gig is these days.
Back in the day, it was bands that named the price.. the ole "We don't get outta bed for less than £250".
But I've noticed that the tables have been turned in the venues favour (Credit Crunch etc), with them advertising what budget they have, and seeing which bands will "bite".
Should NWB bands unite, and set a "min price" for gigs? - Personally, £200 seems a fair price for a 5pc band, that brings their own PA, Lights, Equipment, and can play 2x45mins, with a few encores chucked in etc.