Contact some local radio stations and ask for playing a set on their station (could be live or pre-recorded). It did the job for me. From one local "pirate" station to a more commercial station. Picked up by some event and club managers and got invited to do some gigs.
It sucks sometimes not having a crew, but like others said when you go out solo, you meet people. Hang by the bar, smoking area and you'll meet people. Some of the most fun times I've ever had were when I partied solo and just winged it... Weird things tend to happen but, good stories are always important.
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