Who's the driving force in your band? The one guy you'd be most likely to fall apart without? Also, what is your role, the bassist, in your band, besides the obvious bass playing role... I realize that bands are supposed to be a team, so don't scold me please! In my band it's the keyboard player. He doesn't know theory, a total ear player, but he's the guy who comes up with pretty much all of our music parts. Without him we'd have a whale of a time coming up with tunes! Tough to write songs written around a lot of piano things without a piano player! I am possibly our band's toughest critic, I think I hear the 'whole sound' the best. Could say I'm sorta our producer as we write songs. I don't come up with notes, more just a lot of things like: pick that guitar part twice as fast, play a blistering fast hihat beat, double your snare hits, can you play a choppy synthy part instead of pads like in the song....??...etc... Also, I write pretty much all our lyrics. So, yup...I'm very important too!! I think without my persistance in wanting to improve has played a huge postive factor. Ok ok...we are all very important!