I'm wondering what people think of a five piece cover band - drums/ bass/ guitar/ guitar/ vocals - of course this would work, but the problem I see is it's a little over-staffed. That is, when your playing a cover with only one guitar - what does the other one do? (the band would be just forming and intends to keep it nice and simple musically) The proposed guitar players have suggested that they can help each other out on tricky songs even if the original only had one guitar, make up some rhythm parts, and if there really isn't any other guitar part, somebody goes off stage. I am slightly concerned with this proposed line up. I talked it over with a friend who has experience putting bands together and he agrees with me. It would work out better if the guitar players (and the bass player too) could cover the vocal parts and avoid having a lead singer. That way when one of the guitar players has no part - he can sing. My buddy thinks that trading guitar players back and forth mid set with guys sometimes sitting off stage, while employing a full time lead singer in an intermediate level cover band might all seem a little unprofessional and hinder the bands success. Opinions please!