What is the best advice you can give to a band that is just starting out?
Practice as much as you can.
Be as professional as you can be from the start. Network with other bands
Support as many acts as you can, regardless of genre
Be polite to your band mates
Never pay to play any show...it's always a scam We learned that the hard way
That's just a few tips...oh, and also, have fun with it!