Replacing our guitarist in our cover band, we just held a few auditions. (We suck at that but thats another thread). I am going to call this fellow and tell him. i will be speaking for the band. When icall him I want to tell him we thought he would work out the best. But I do want to make the following points. Is this a fair time to lay down the band rules, over the phone? To make sure he knows what the expectations are before he commits? Or do you wait till the fist practice when he's there. Concerns are: Hes an hour away, commitment to drive that far all the time. Being punctual. Coming to rehersal prepared. Willingness to play recent material as much as classic (hes 55, we are mostly 46 years old). Having "grown-up" musical conversations over musical differences or chord disagreements. (huge issue w last guy) Keeping a reasonable stage volume.