So a few weeks ago I tried to book us a gig, the bar owner gave us 2 dates we could play. 1 of them I was sure wouldn't work as it was easter weekend and my drummer was gonna be out of town to see family, second date was a day that the drummer wasnt working but he'd have to work the very next early morning. He's quitting his job and moving to Cali so I figured taking a personal day should be a big deal. He said he couldn't/wouldn't so I asked about the day before that and he said it'd be good for him. I go into the bar and talk to the owner and tell him the date we can play, he shakes his head and tells me he isn't going to pay any band to play on a thursday because it's just not a busy day. I counter and tell him maybe thats why he should have a band to bring in customers on a slow night, he's really not into it. So I tell him, "Well here's an idea, for thursday forget the price we discussed and just pay us in drinks, whatever is on tap, if we bring in a good enough crowd to where you are happy, then you know our price" He agreed and said that was fair. I tell him I need to text my band. (I do this at the bar so that way if they cant do it I can keep talking and see) The guitarist is acting more twaty than usual and tells me to quit booking shows without talking to them. I said it's not booked yet until he confirms it, he tells me to confirm it with drummer first, I tell him I already have and I just need to know if he's cool with it. He say's it will work. I confirm the date and the owner tells me he would like flyers asap(small town wants them up early) so I get them printed, they came out super siiick. I drop them off the next morning and late afternoon/early evening I get a text asking if I can jam today. I'm like sure thing, then the guitarist tells me we are not jamming as a band he is going to work on his solo career and not our band name. I'm like woah stud we got 1 more show at least and he tells me him nor the drummer want to do that. I'm freaking out I text the drummer and he tells me he is still wanting to play so its all the guitarist throwing a fit. I tell him the show is booked and the flyers are up it's confirmed. He doesn't really text me back saying what he plans on doing. So he texts me later saying he is going solo and isn't asking me to play with his solo project he just wanted to jam(clarifying that he only wanted to play a jam and not me join his solo project). I'm sorry but shag that I'm not gonna play bass for any douchebags solo project even if its just jamming. I ask him if hes solo is it okay that I keep the name, he says its fine but I cant use any of his songs. I have 1 song I wrote. I have no idea if hes thinking about this or what, the event is on facebook and I know he sees it but he hasnt said no hes not playing the show, but he didnt say he was either, all I know is this will be the last show. I call a mutual friend and ask a favor, I tell him about my situation and asks that if my guitarist drops out if he would like to just play some freestyle jams to cover the night. He said he'd be happy to and he understands the situation. Now I own the name and 1 song. However my drummer is moving at the end of next month, I have plenty of songs from my last band projects however its only the bass and lyrics... I have no idea how this show is goinna work out. I spent money on flyers, teeshirts, and countless other promos and shiz and he said he'd pay me back but I dont trust him as he cant be counted on. Not sure what advice im looking for, I'm only worried about the show because I think I might have to rent some equiptment if he is really gonna bitch out. The friend I asked to play with we've jammed a few times before and we naturally play well together, I havent asked the drummer if he'll play without the original guitarist but last time 3 of us practiced(guy filling) we played great and had a better flow, me and the drummer even agreed we had a funner time than with our old guitarist... So now I'm just trying to think how I'[m going to break the ice, or how I'll ask the guitarist if he can do the show for me. I hate flakey gui****s.