And He and the Drummer of my band have both decided to leave. To be fair, this has been a long time coming, through no fault of any one of us. They had been going for a good few years before I joined and, through various line up changes and not very many set changes, I guess that this band has become rather stale to them. We (the Guitarist and I) had a pretty long talk about all things band related a couple of nights ago and he did air some concerns, though I didn't think it would result in this, espescially not this soon after our chat. It's come as quite a shock to me, as this has been the first band that I was in which really seemed to be making any sort of headway in terms of the gigs we played, and the things we did. My first and only band with national radio play, some quite large gigs up and down the country. It's been a band that I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of. The sound, in my opinion, worked really well. The people in the band are people that I really get along with and we work really well together. There have been some problems recently, a number of bad(ly played) gigs, and one pretty big argument which nearly ended in a physical fight, though this has since been resolved, apparently. So perhaps it's because of a sustained level of tension, perhaps it's because there are songs in the set which are 10+ years old. I don't know, but there has almost certainly been a feeling of flogging a dead horse in my Guitarist's and Drummer's minds for a while. We're meeting up tomorrow for a face to face, the good thing is that they've both expressed a wish to continue working with me. I'll let you know how it goes.