My local village hall used to be the cinema for the residential TB hospital next door. It’s recently had £1.25M spent on renovations and is now “proper lush”. I’ve agreed to run gigs in there every 4-6 Saturday evenings, to entertain the village residents and hospital patients next door – let’s face it, with a 3kW PA system they’re going to hear it. I’ve enlisted a group of volunteers and created a not-for-profit organisation to distribute to local community projects any profits we do somehow make.
As a booking policy we’re more interested in original material than covers, unless it’s really unusual covers. Dexys tributes might well be considered.