Thought I'd try my hand at playing a different style of music than what I'm usually used to. I found an ad from a local band looking for a bass player. I responded to the ad, got contact back and had a listen to the band's material. Great tunes, a little rough production-wise but for home studio work its really good. I told them I was keen for an audition and we arranged a time and day. As I was about to log off, I get one more message from the guy who writes, records and produces the music. He felt compelled to inform me that he is 17 years old and still in high school. Having listened to his tracks, I easily assumed this guy was around my age or at the very least in his 20's. I told him I'm not concerned by his age, apart from being restricted to all ages gigs until he hits 18, and that I'm happy to jam anyway. But afterwards, it got me thinking...would it be weird for them having a 26 year old jamming in the same room as a bunch of 17 year olds? I know it should just be about the music, which sounds great, but I just feel that 9 years is a massive gap. So really, what I'm asking is if anyone else has been in a similar audition where they've jammed or currently play in a band with younger players. How did you originally feel about it? Was/is it awkward? Or am I just being stupid worrying about it at all?