Help me! I have been kicked out of the band! (long rant) This has truly been one of the most bizarre experiences of my musical life. Some background info we are a rock cover band in our 30's and 40's, and have been together since 6/04. I formed the band with the guitarist and singer/drummer. We added a keyboard player in 7/04, and then a drummer in 12/04. We finally finished out set list and were polishing up vocals and such to get ready to play out. Things apparently came to a head about a week ago, when the keyboard player IMd me saying he was going to miss rehearsal on Sunday because he had to watch his kids. This was like the 3rd one in the past 2 months he missed for that reason. I offered to have my 13 yr old daughter babysit for free ( I was gonna pay her) so he could make it. He never responded. The next day, I get a call from the lead singer (whose house we rehearse at) that the keyb player called him and quit. (This is the second time he quit. The first time was over differences over volume levels last summer) The singer said that he wanted to quit too so he was breaking up the band, and I should come by and get my stuff. I went to his house on Sun and my rig and PA were packed up in the garage. He told me he was sick of the key guy quitting, and wanted to take time off to do other stuff. When I got home, I called the drummer and guitarist, and they said they had gotten calls from the singer also, but without much other info. On Monday, I found out from the drummer that the singer felt I was the cause of the key player leaving and had decided to bring in another bass player! He did not consult anyone, but just told them all to come to the next rehearsal in 2 weeks and the new bass player will be there. The drummer and guitarist are upset about the way this was handled, but they too do not want to give up on all we worked so hard for. I had a long talk with the key player. He was angry at me for what he felt was pressure to come to rehearsal and still not happy about volume levels. After some explaining, I think we worked things out. I am really not inclined to call the singer, since he was blatantly dishonest with me. The drummer is going to speak with the singer tomorrow and try to settle things. The strange thing is, 2 weeks ago we were practically holding hands and singing Kumbaya. ***? What would you do? Would you go back? I have 9 months invested in this band. I picked quite a few of the songs. I burned everyone CDs so they had the tracks to learn. I recorded the rehearsals. I spent 1200 bucks to buy a PA. This really sucks. The big problem is that around this area, there are not a lot of bands or skilled musicians. It is really hard to start again.