You guys give great advise on this thread to bands and their problems ...here is my rant hope you can help. (1) I joined this band almost 8 months ago classic rock covers. The core band had been together for about a year. Drummer..its his band since highschool.Guitar 1#...The main player who has played for 30 + years and also did guitar and amp repair as well as light and sound for bands. Singer...played in various bands since high school never got far rairly played out.This band did one outdoor party in the last year before i joined ..guitar 2 and bassist both left soon after and they rebuilt with myself and new guitar 2#. (2) We are very dedicated and hoping to be giging by spring...but we are still working on the songlist about 30-40 and have yet to get it all down...the players are good ..vocals fair. We started work on a demo 3 months ago guitar 1# said he would take it from cassete tape to CD and we could get a demo and press kit together...yea right never seen it again. I could get us 2-3 hours in a local studio and get a pro demo 6 songs done for about $150.00 thats $30.00 a man everytime i bring it up i get the old ...we will do it ourselves and everybody but me and the lead singer agree the studio is best ...the rest act like i asked them to give up a grand. I have been pushing to get out and gig...open up for a friends band who has a great following in a nice club..he's doing us a fav to get out and even introduce the booking mgr to us.I finally get the guys to agree to play...but i hear how much??? ....Nothing.... this band is giving us a hand out and helping us get heard..get experience and meet a booking mgr at a cool club that pays abot $400.00 a night if we get in. I also hear an hour and 15 min is what we will play ...its not long enough i hear from the drummer ..they should give us what time we need since they are getting payed.I tell them we need a press kit to give to the booking mgr the night of the show...i hear well we better get on it then ...after i talked to the local studio and set up a rate..... they say....we can get a recorder and do it ourselves cheaper...back to square one on the demo. (3) I have the least amount of experience in this band..have not played a gig since highschool and been playin bass seriously for 3 years. Guitar 1 has been playing by his acount since he was born but if he so great why is he with us?...he gets an attitude at times and we had words last practice over my comments on our setlist...they want more obscure covers not like all the others are doing....90% of our songs are not dance songs and this bothers me. They dont seem to care if people dance or not...they want to play what they like and hope all will enjoy it.I say give the people what they want in reason. Anytime you question the guitar1...its like how dare you question me ...i have been playing for 30 year and I'm king S&*T. I like this band i think we are good not great but will continue to improve. For the most part we get along well but im seeing why the others left...they are going nowhere fast...but im trying to push them and getting whining and excuses...im going to give them a while to get it together or walk....problem is we are practicing at my home now...i also fear getting a new gig if i leave...although bassists are hard to get around here...any advise...there is more drama but i dont want to drag on...thanks for hearing me out.