ChiefDanG Posted October 15, 2013 Share Posted October 15, 2013 (I'll be using the question in the title as AIBTM, maybe a new acronym will get popular ? (LOL)) I joined a band @ a year ago, on the premise that I was to arrange/tighten up intros & outros/add keyboard goodness and generally get them to the "next level". The female singer is excellent, her hubby is a big plus as a utility guy, lead guitar was fine for the type of music, but the bass and drums sucked big-time and I told them ( wife and hubby leaders) so. You cannot build a house on a weak foundation. They agreed to replace the drummer (in February, finally). But, the bassist will stay because he is a good friend. AIBTM? I realized that this band is never going to (or wanting to) play out more than once a month and the collective skill level is topping off at mediocre, so I started looking around, jamming, going to auditions,etc. AIBTM? Found an existing band that wanted to add keys, had 3 rehearsals, played a gig and got paid twice the amount I make from band #1, and they are aiming for 3-6 nights a month, plus they have a track record and experience to get that work. Now I'm thinking to juggle two bands- easy, as #1 only plays once in a while for shite money (but are nice people).AIBTM ? Along comes band #3 - a startup with excellent musicians and connections for work. I'm thinking, i can juggle 2 bands, but 3 ? AIBTM? Do I get untangled completely from #1 and free myself up for #2 & 3 ? Do I just go with all 3 until the shite hits the fan (double bookings, missed rehearsals,etc.), and then pick the best situation and eff the rest? AIBTM? I know the decision is ultimately mine, I'm just looking advice/empathy/sympathy. I just wanna play in a band I'm proud of and make some bread at the same time. AIBTM ? Professional musician = great source of poverty. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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