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have you ever been kicked out of your own band?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Icey101, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. just wondering have you ever started up your own band become the BL and down the track got kicked out by the others?
  2. Flyingfrets


    Dec 25, 2011

    Was there something more specific you wanted to know?
  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I started a band with several friends in 1980. I even named the band. In 1981, they asked me to leave for no apparent reason. One month later, they asked me to re-join. I did and we ended up gigging 5 nights per week for almost 4 years. We are all still good friends.
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I started a band and 3/5 of the members started working together on the side without me, so I fired them and said they could go have their own band.
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    no, but i quit a band i started. ;)
  6. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I have to say no, but a shrewd BL should own the rights to the name as soon as possible.
  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Technically, yes. I was a co-founder.
  8. woody357


    Jun 17, 2005
    Yes, back in the 70s I lost my spot to a friend that had better eq, and talked a good game! The band asked me to come back after playing two weeks with him!!!! Hahahaha
  9. mcapote


    Sep 9, 2009
    Miami Florida
    yup and they are back to being a garage band :bassist:
  10. Yes ...a few times. Recently 3 members quit a band I started because they said they were too busy to continue......a few months later I get an e-mail that they have found a wonderful new opportunity and hope that I would come out to support them. It was basically the same band playing the same cover songs with a new bass player under a new name. I came to the gig to give my support and they bombed.....no applause no dancers nothing ....room full of silence. No lights, No good PA , No banner, No stage presence, No buzz, No promotion.....bass player playing thru a little practice amp. They did the one gig and folded. The fact that I was there checking them out and the show did not go over very well was a sore point ......a couple of my former band mates wouldn't come with in 25 ft of me to say Hi. My thoughts are that they quit so that the band could go from a 5 piece to a 4 piece so they would make extra money. Not really taking any enjoyment from the fact that they bombed because they were nice people and I enjoyed our time together.....just realizing this little thing called Karma that pops up every now and then. Not saying that I don't enjoy sending Facebook invites to them when ever one of my other projects is playing a great venue somewhere that they could have been playing.
  11. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I should have also mentioned that the band broke up in 1984. We got back together in 2001 and I quickly realized that we were going to have the same old problems with the drummer trying ti be a dictator. I quit and ended up joining a great band, did a lot of touring and got to meet some great people.
  12. Corbeau


    Dec 14, 2011
    Yes. How they did it was a bit low, they texted me that they wanted me out. I would have preferred if they said it to me face-to-face, and I was also told by the drummer that the other members had been bitching about me behind my back for months. So, in a way I was glad that I was out of the band, but the way things went down left a bad taste in my mouth.
  13. kikstand454


    Sep 28, 2012
    I started a metal band in higschool, senior year (for me) with a bassist. I played rhythm guitar. We found a great drummer with a musician dad, so we had equipment and rehearsal space.
    We went through some singers, some lead guitarists and then the other two started partying more than I did....and next thing I know...I'm 'replaced ' by the newest lead guy.
    It hurt my feelings at the time, and ruined at least one good friendship.

    However...... they kept plugging along playing at the house and the occasional show, and getting high, and I went on to be in multiple bands and playing pretty consistantly for the next 20 or so years. So.............hey...........worked out for the best huh?
  14. RotoSwinger


    Nov 12, 2012
    Kennewick WA
    I got kicked out of a band I had created with a singer friend of mine back in the mid-90's. He ended up going nowhere with the rest of the guys, not a single gig after he left. Our drummer sucked and lived too far away so he was essentially out anyways and our guitarist had other interests. There really wasn't much for him to "take".

    I do it smart now, I co-created the band i'm currently in, and we play in my basement.
  15. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Melbourne, FL.
    I've been kicked out of a band I co-founded for no reason, and I also quit a band I co-founded because the "recreational aspect" of the other 3 members reached a point of NOTHING getting done!!
  16. Yes... was kind of funny.

    I was super glad to move on... they were super shocked at what they had to do.... how little it paid... and what it took.

  17. RichardCranium

    RichardCranium Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Boynton Bch FL
    Same happened to me I just walked out do to the lack of motivation, bad attitudes and the unacceptable amount of substance consumption. Left them both hanging and didn't feel the least bit bad about it
  18. StereoPlayer


    Aug 29, 2010
  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yep. Same story as many others here. The "grass was greener" until THEY had to book gigs, motivate themselves, and put up with the new guy. I went on to play on the road for a couple of decades. They never picked up their instruments after that band crashed and burned shortly after I left. Funny thing is they are all miserable to this day (not that I wished any of that on them). None of them have good family lives or even a decent job. Karma I guess even though a band is not all that big a deal in the big scheme of things. But if they treated me like that, odds are I'm not the only one.
  20. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    As much of a pain in the ass as I am, I have never been kicked out of a band.