I like to sing when I play my bass. This is something I've always done for my own enjoyment. I've never really thought I was a very good singer but I sing trashy rock songs and have a good time. My proudest musical moment was probably when I did a heart felt rendition of Bassically/NIB in the kitchen the other night not realizing that my 11 year old step son was sitting just around the corner. When I finished he started clapping and came out to tell me that it sounded "awesome" and "rocked". I was proud. My greatest rock and roll fantasy began creeping from the back of my mind up to the front. "I really should front a 3 piece" I thought. I've been having trouble shaking that thought. The songs that I can actually play and sing leads to at the same time are pretty limited. Right now I have about 10 songs that I can do and about 5 more that I am working on and almost have down. I am planning on getting these 15 tunes solid and then going into my buddies home studio and recording bass and lead vocal tracks. I will then listen to them, be honest with myself and see how much of a fantasy leading a 3 piece really is for me. I've started a list of what I know a person needs to start a band. Help me complete the list of things that should be in place before a potential band leader posts adds for drummer & guitarist wanted. So far I have: Practice space. Where you gonna audition people at and where are you gonna practice? Better have it figured out before recruiting band members. Material. Have a set list of tunes that will be played and be ready to play and sing them. *How many songs should one have to start with?* A gig-worthy bass rig. A small P.A. system for rehearsal. Thick skin and gigantic stones. Did I miss anything? How many songs does front man to be need to have on his set list before bring other players in?