I've been playing for years for pleasure, and for the past two years with my church band. Now I want to start playing gigs at coffee houses, pool decks, bars, lounges, etc.
I've got a pretty good set list of songs I can play by memory, plus others I can do with a few cheat sheets.
My main questions are:
What kind of equipment should I get? I have an Alvarez AD60CK but need an amp and mic. How many watts do I need for the amp?
Also, what is the typical set length and the rate of pay I could command? I've played a few weddings and got paid $100 for about 20 minutes of playing. I assume a coffee house or bar set would be a couple of hours at least for about the same amount of money.
Thanks for your help.