Hi guys. So recently, a long time friend of mine, a guitarist whom I've been in a couple of projects with, and I, having been collaborating and written about a sets worth of originals. The plan is to get this project out there as soon as possible when the finishing touches are done. The issue is this: We are both multi-instrumentalists, so writing the songs for all parts is easy. We do, however, require a couple of individuals to play them live. We are not interested in sharing writing responsibilities, so these new members would essentially be hired guns. The only bands I have played in before have all been with previously known acquaintances, and so I have no idea how to express to new members that we require only their live input, and nothing else, without sounding like a jerk. Any advice?