To be able to obtain more gigs for your band, consider playing for open mic nights at your local clubs or party places. This will provide you with an actual set of audience and obviously increase you experience on stage. This is a great way to start off your band. Many open mic nights are established by more popular local bands. By playing on an open mic night, you will increase your connections or contacts with the hosting bands for future gigs. It is also advisable that you check your local newspapers or music sites to find essential contact information.