I was auditionning today and all went pretty well. The drummer is good and has a nice style: doesn't pound too much but he has all the good stuff in the right places. Is a friend of syncopation and that means he is a friend of mine. Vocalist and guitarist are both pretty rusty. Vocalist has talent, guitarist is also good altough he doesn't seem confy soloing. But its workable for a rock cover band and he doesn't have any attitude whatsoever. What has me worried is that the singer and guitarist will quiet the band after they hear a mistake or will just have us start over from scratch for some pretty mundane stuff (singer being off key, missing a cue, etc.). The singer hasn't gigged for over 4 years for Pete's sake, its normal to forget something. This means that the whole 4 hours, the atmosphere was pretty tense and that we only worked on 4 songs. When I asked the vocalist what songs he wanted to add for next week, he said none. It's not as if we were to be gigging next week and needed to perfect an already complete setlist, we are building one from scratch, working out kinks is what rehearsals are for! I told them I want to gig and fast before the audition: not giggign enough is one of the reasons I'm quitting my other band by the end of September. I've always been a seat of the pant kinda guy, playing songs with only a chart and maye some lyrics on it, so I can fake it and just rock it. The thing that was the most fun was when the singer went for a piss and the drummer and I just jammed. We connected in a snap. When the vocalist came back, the music felt somewhat stiff. We were getting better by the end of the 4 hours though. To add to the problem, we are booked for 4 hours at the practice space at 20$ a pop per band member. I'm not ponying up money for 6 months before we have two sets of material: I'm not in it for the money, but it would be nice not to wait 2 years to break even... PS: This band is not an established one. The other three guys have all played togheter in the past, but were short of a bassist to form a band. This is where I come in.