Just wondering what others think about band members who play in other bands. I find that when they join other bands they are not available for the gigs I book. I have to scramble for a sub and sometimes the music quality suffers. Meanwhile, they are out earning money and I still have to do all sub-arranging for nothing or maybe a small commission -- a commission that was supposed to be for booking the gig, not arranging subs because they are out earning dollars. The band I'm talking about earns between $300 and $800 per gig. Most of the gigs are between $300 and $400. Any thoughts on this? I do have a list of subs for most positions, but it usually means one rehearsal at least if the guy hasn't played with us for a while. Often I have to get charts, and often the repertoire suffers if the regular guys have learned non-standard tunes to differentiate ourselves from other groups. What is your philosophy on this? How do you deal with the fact that members often join other bands simultaneously and leave their underpaid leader with a headache to deal with?