Thank you for the reply (even though the title, now in hind-sight, might be off-putting. Sorry), and I love the wisdom that you shared with me.
Though I am a very curious person and I have another question:
How did you establish yourself to get gigs? I have done one gig for my old High School marching band for their Halloween party, and it was the best party they have ever had (their words), but I can’t seem to make a break out in order to secure more gigs and more places to play. I was just wondering your methods and techniques.