Is it time for us to get a manager? Please read. Hey, my bandmates (of two years) and I just had a groundbreaking meeting tonight. A big time, big time heart to heart. We laid all the cards out on the table. But now we need your help. Here's the scenario: We're a pretty decent band but we have no singer. We want and more importantly, need a singer more than anything right now. We've been auditioning singers for 13 months now...no luck yet! Yes, you read correctly, 13 MONTHS!. More on that in a bit. Bottom line: All four of us want to be commercially viable (sell albums)while retaining our musical integrity. The problem is this: We've been without a singer for so long now, that our songs have morphed into these grandiose, epic instrumentals and have left no room for vocals. THE HUGE RED FLAG. Only 1 of the 24 singers we've auditioned has been able to do anything musical and vocally melodic over our existing tracks. We decided to go with him, but he turned out to be a real jerk and impossible to work with, and he was 16 years older than us The reaction: The keyboardit, drummer and I are of the opinion that the songs are just too darn complicated and have too many changes and long-winded bridges for most singers to add anything musical over. We're of the opinion that we're going to have to strip down and rearrange the majority of our songs in order for a singer to come in, hear the song and immediately be able to drop a vocal melody over the song. We're just trying to be realistic. However, the guitarist didn't not want to rearrange his babies (songs). But in the end, we're all suffering and really feel like we're buring out and just wasting our time because of the guitarist's unwillingness to change the structure of the songs. He's always been of the opinion that the songs are fine the way they are and that any singer worth his salt can easily hear where the vocals ought to be. The three of us could not disagree more with his stance and niether could all the poor singers we've auditioned. So, due to the massive creative differences, and stubborness, and going in circles, During the meeting: 1. I quit the band. 2. The keyboardist quit the band. 3. The drummer did everything in his power to change my and the keyboardist's mind. 4. The guitarist realized just how serious we are and made a final plea to us to not leave the band...that he's willing to go though each and every song and rewrite it to where it shows some commercial viability. 5. Keyboardist and I agreed to give it one more shot. At this point, this band that my bandmates and I have given all of ourselves to for two years, is on the brink of disolving before it has ever even had the chance to get off the ground. My heart rate is going up as I type this...because it's eating me alive. Two years is a long time and none of us want to see absolutely nothing to have come out of all our efforts. So, my question to you is: Now that we have laid all the cards out on the table and know EXACTLY where each bandmember stands (personally, psychologically, financially, emotionally, musically, etc..), and we're willing to give it a go one last time, do you recommend we get a manager? I think so. I'm simply hoping a good manager will be able to point out all the wrong doings that have been going on. And to also be able to point out to our guitarist that his reasoning nearly cost him his band and everything that comes with it. How do you go about getting a manager? Are there managers that wil help us find a singer? We need help and fast. Thanks for reading. Hope to hear back soon.