It's been a while since I've ran auditions on behalf of the entire band but I'm regularly involved in the hiring process at my company so...I figured I'd give it a shot and they said go for it. We're looking for a lead singer, I place an ad and get about 12-15 replies. The ones that flake out fast with one sentence replies, aren't willing to speak on the phone, etc are easy filter out. See ya. My question is, what's up with the people that give you all the info you need via email, you have a great phone conversation and they ask great questions? All this usually happens over the course of a week so it's time spent for both parties but in the end - they flake out too?? I recently had a guy who was really engaged, eager to come down, loves the song list, etc, etc. So on Saturday I say, how about we meet this Thurs? "lemme check with the wife". Voice mail # 1 to me on Wednesday- "hey man, sorry i didn't call you back. Kids are sick, got busy, etc. I can do tomorrow (Thursday) but I have a softball game that night and it ends around 7 and then I usually have a beer or two with the guys after the game in the parking lot so I can probably get up there around 8-8:30 if I hurry, sound good?" Umm..not really Turns out it's raining on thurs. Voice mail # 2 thurs afternoon - "Hey man, my wife is working tonight and I have the kids, gonna be tough getting up there tonight but still super interested, give me a ring...oh, sorry" This was my top prospect (he even sent me clips) and so far almost every other singer has flamed out in the same fashion before even making it to an audition and the ones that do show up talk a big game beforehand ("I sound just like Steve Perry and can hit every note") and then sound like a chicken being waterboarded when they open their mouth. Is this the norm these days in the world of band member searches?