i'm in a band that has had up to 5 members at one time - currently it is a trio consisting of guitar, drums and bass/vocals... i keep looking at a lot of bands out there making it and they appear to have at least 5 (if not more - look at Slipknot ! that's insane ! about 4 of them don't even do anything !) members. there seems to be very bands with less than 4 people in them these days, it seems. it also feels kind of sparse onstage sometimes, having only two guys actually standing up able to move around. i sometimes wish for a second guitarist, just to fill in the space i was wondering what people think about the number of people in a band ? personally, i feel that four is a good number, but how many do you think and why ? i've found trios like ours to be musically tighter but less engaging to watch.