“They hinted that I was being ungrateful”

They hinted I was being ungrateful

Once I was contacted by a band to fill in as a short notice replacement Trumpeter for their tour to Russia, I enquired how much playing I would be doing and looked up the union touring rates and sent a quote (with a bulk discount for a whole week of work) to them. They replied saying that they expected me to do it for free because it was an adventure(!), I said that I did not work for free and they replied hinting that I was being ungrateful – no reply needed. I of course did not take the so-called “Job”.

Daisy Wrightson