Epic Frontman/okay player
Okay, the honeymoon period is over in my awesome band. Plus, there was history before I arrived. Here is the basic situation: The guitarist and drummer are freaks of nature in a playing sense. The lead singer is an incredible frontman, but a marginal sax player. We do many instrumentals. Sometimes, the sax player can't always hang, but not to the point where mere mortals notice. However, he has a huge vocal range and charisma for days. His "day job" is a dj, and he is gifted in rocking the house/crowd interaction. All three of them are twenty-five; the conga player and I are in our forties (44, 42 respectively)
Well, the guitar and drums are exhorting the lead singer, sax player to take lessons, practice more, and work harder. The lead singer is feeling a little bothered because he practices vocals quite often. They all come to me with issues; I'm the bass palyer.
I'm afraid that they are going to run him off. He is the voice of the band. Granted, we all practice instruments a great deal on our own, the singer the least.
How does one navigate this slippery slope? I know communication is the key, but each side is firm in their position. The guitar and drums want the music to be super complex; the singer wants a little more simplicity and room for vocals. We do both, but the ghosts are very present. Also, some are deluded with the "we don't have drama" skit. I try to stay nuetral, but I see a bad moon rising.