(if any of this is incorrect please would you contact me and i will be more then happy to correct anything) I felt this was the appropriate place to put this topic - as the very essence of our band and rehersal room is at stake! I was just wondering if you had heard the new law that is being put forward. As i understand it - If a place such as pubs and clubs, places where alcohol is served, churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship, schools and colleges, community centres and village and parish halls, and private homes and gardens where private parties and weddings may be held - wish to have live entertainment they first have to get a lisence costing them around the region of £1,500 for each band. Therefore if a place, such as those i have already mentioned hold an entertaining event with more then two people preforming and do not have a lisence the preformers or the people in charge of the venue could be fined or even jailed :!: If u would like to read for yourself about this i urge you to please PLEASE vist this website:- http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/articles/ Please sign the petition to stop this madness:- http://www.petitiononline.com/2inabar/ I am not sure about other bands - but for my band - our gig list consist of all the mainly the afore mentioned places. Please can i have your feedback on this. All feedback can and will be seen by those who need to. Please can we preserve the tradition of singing Happy Birthday in the pub!