Just thought I'd get some feedback on what you people think. Our band just made a "minor" lineup change. We had always consisted of a stand alone male lead vocalist, one guitarist, bass, and drums. Our original vocalist was asked to leave due to performance and substance issues that showed up over time and eventually started ruining our shows. The second male front brought in was a former bandmate who didn't want anything other than fill-in or temporary, and has been working with us for a couple months, mostly as a personal favor to me (we're very close). But it's coming to an end with him because he's focusing on his other band, which is working more. So we've been searching for a permanent replacement, with very little luck. Until a few days ago. We found someone who has joined the group, but it changes a few things. Here's why; The new singer is a female. And she plays guitar, bass, and drums. Primarily guitar and bass. 20 years experience, is currently playing with a band that she has been looking to leave due to typical drama. The band she is in is similar to ours with music, and competes for the same venues. Lots of the same songs, and she likes what we are doing (which was not the case with lots of others who seemed interested). In the sense of what it does for our band, it's a lot musically. Now we have two guitars, and I have the option to go back to playing rhythm if I want to, or bass, or going up front and singing more songs (she can play bass well, and I sing best if I'm not playing), or just hanging on bass and singing more songs (which I have to anyway due to our setlist). It also gives our drummer a chance to play guitar, he's been dying to do it (he's a pretty decent guitar player, but better drummer). Plus it gives us the option to cover a wider variety of music, you get the idea. Here's the thing; all of our upcoming shows are at repeat venues, where they saw us and heard us with our old format. The temp guy is going to do a show for us March 8th, but it's his last one, and it's the only one we have that isn't a repeat venue. We are staying with 90% of what we did before, but adding some new stuff, and splitting vocals more between myself and the drummer. So here's the question; Do you make the venues aware that they might not be getting exactly what they did before? When we have played these places before we've often been paid over our contract, and we've been booked back to every place we played over the last 6 months. But this won't be exactly what they're used to seeing/hearing with us. Any suggestions? Will this even be an issue, you think?