I had to send this email to my band. It seemed to do the trick. What happened tonight? A lot of things did not sound good. I'm not gonna go into specifics but we need to step it up a notch. You all have talent. I'm not questioning that. But how bad do you want it? If you can't put in the work, that's ok, tell me. But come knowing your stuff, including songs we haven't performed in a few weeks. Work extra hard this week and get everything down or tell me you can't do this. I want you all to stay, but you need to work. If we learned a song, that doens't mean you don't practice it anymore on your own. I will never tell you what songs we are doing at practice because you should have them all down cold. You are going to see me be nitpicky. I'm not trying to be mean, but I've been out there. I've been told we were the best band that someone has ever heard and I've been told by a bar owner not to come back next weekend because we sucked so bad. Right now we are closer to the latter. But I know we can all change that if we work harder. If I need to only add 3 songs a week, tell me and that's what I'll do. Starting next week if a song sounds like crap we are either going to s**tcan it or not move on until its fixed. I think the talent is in this band to become one of the top bands in the area, but we all have to work at it.