OK, so my band has recently been receiving a lot of attention and have been invited to play a show up in Toronto in July showcasing for a number of labels. Three majors, and a bunch of minors. This is a wicked opportunity, but we're having some problems: 1) The demo people are finally liking was recorded in 1998, and the band was headed in a completely different direction at that point. Far more 'radio alternative' compared to our current direction of 'pop metal/hard rock' (heavy but still was good hooks. NOT hair metal). The one song people are interested in we haven't even played live in over a year 2) Our singer is not as good live as he is on CD - the stuff he did in the studio was like 20 takes / line to make it sound good. We've been auditioning singers for a while now but have yet to find 'the one'. It's possible we'd be up there with a poor singer thus hurting or possibly ruining our chances of getting signed. As a result of these issues, there is a lot of thoughts colliding... our drummer wants to totally sell out and play the poppy stuff like is on the demo instead of the heavier stuff we've become used to belting out lately. He also is saying he'd rather pull out of the show than show up and be embarassed by a subpar vocalist. The other three of us are kind of wanting to stick with the heavy stuff and just go give'er to see what happens. I'm of the opinion that this is a huge opportunity and pulling out would be the stupidest thing we've ever done, regardless of the singer we have performing the show. I'm also kinda treating it as just another show to go rock out at rather than a 'we need to get signed' type of thing, except at a way bigger venue than usual. Anyway, sorry about the essay, I needed to vent. Anyone have any thoughts or opinions about this? The divide between band members is starting to grow and it's scaring me.