With the freedom of information act now in full swing as it were, there is a whole wealth of information we can now access, and are able to see exactly how companies and businesses are run, and the state of finances. As many bands are now registered charities, I decided just to have a quick look at the charity commisison website, to establish how much top flight bands were making, and how their money is being spent. This lead to some very interesting discoveries. Firstly, without mentioning any names in particular, there are two bands (I shall call them Band 1 and Band 2), whose concert schedules are very similar, who charge similar amounts for concerts, and have a very similar financial expenditure. Therefore I cannot understand how one band's income is noted on the charity commission website as being nearly 4 times less than the other band in question. Band 1) £94,576 Band 2) £325,425 I am not in any way trying to make slanderous allegations, but I fail to see how with so many factors between the two bands being the same, how such a discrepancy can be? With the expenses scandal at the forefront of media coverage at the moment, was wandering what people thought of this, and whether there may be something fishy about the whole thing?! There may be a completely reasonable explanation, but after racking my brain for quite a while, I cannot envisage how this is possible, other than money not fully being disclosed.