Have finally found a good group of people to work with. All commited in terms of attending regular rehearsals and learning the material only problem is, their damned planned holidays during the busy period. Granted, we only just recruited the guitarist and drummer (september), but they've both got one month long holidays planned from middle Dec - end Jan, which means, in effect, we'd be unable to gig then. Just as well we're not quite prepared for this year, but i can't go through this again net year. I mean, both men will be away on NYE! Which means we potentially can't accept any NYE gigs! I'm planning on meeting up with them next week to go over the business end of things. How should i raise the issue of availability to gig, esp. for the peak season next year, sept - feb? Btw, one is married with ault children who don't live at home, the other (drummer) is 28. I don't expect the drummer to hang around, however, the guitarist is past that period in his life where he must appease wifey, and should be happy to earn the $$$.