It's like this: honk bands (and any band made up of people who have day jobs) have a hard time
coordinating. Can you guys make this gig? What are we playing? What time do I have to be there?
It's a pain.
The Gig-O-Matic ameliorates the problem by letting everyone in your band register their
availability for a gig in one place. Everyone gets their own calendar-of-events listing
upcoming gigs, including gigs they haven't weighed-in on yet. See here:
All the information about a gig can be collected in the Gig-o, too, giving every member
a single place to go for info about where they're supposed to be, and when:
There are plenty of other features that make managing and belonging to bands easier.
Here's a non-exhaustive list:
Three views of upcoming gigs: Agenda, Calendar, Grid
Organize your band by sections (or leave it disorganized)
Members can play in more than one section
Members can manage their membership in more than one band
Personal profile pages
Band profile pages (show off to members of other bands!)
Optional automatic email notification of new gigs
Printable setlist pages
Members can comment on their availability, and comment on a gig
Automatic archiving of plans once the gig has passed
Integration into Google Calendar, Apple Cal, Outlook, etc.
Designed to work well on a computer, a phone, a tablet, a jumbotron, and a blimp
See it all in English, Italian, or German (Got a favorite language? Translators wanted...)
More features show up all the time.
Questions you may have at this point:
Who uses this thing? The Gig-o has been used by the Second Line Brass Band
for years, and is now open to any band.
What's it cost? It's free, friends. The Gig-O-Matic was built as a labor of
love, and we love everyone. We run on the Google application engine, which is exceedingly
cheap, so we're passing the lack-of-spending on to you.
Who made it? The Gig-O-Matic Overlord Committee did it in their spare time.