I notice allot of threads and/or mentions of Band Leaders. Is this the norm? Maybe I'm just getting the wrong idea of it. Does a band leader choose all the gigs, songs, makes all and any decisions concerning the band? If this is the case I can't see how anyone (in my area) would go for this. We currently have some issues in our band (things that are going to be addressed tonight) about gigs and P.A. support. I can't believe that either of the other three would ever just go along with what another person would decide (without having a say).. Can someone please explain the role of a band leader to me?