The drummer in my cover band is bad/average at best. Takes him forever to learn the simplest of songs. As the band leader I am probably going to have to give him a warning soon to pick up the pace or he is gone. Thing is though that the singer and guitarist like him a lot and I'm trying to avoid as much drama as possible. What I'm looking for is advice as to how I as the bassist can compensate for his drumming. I want to keep his drumming as simple as possible and I'll pick up any slack. Any tips would be appreciated thank you.