Hey guys/gals need some advice. I dont post much here but do frequent this site due to the sites wealth of knowledge. Heres the situation, the band, a little older than a year had to replace our lead singer and lead guitarist who for non band related personal reasons quit just when we started gigging. The new members were brought up to speed and we gigging again a couple months ago. The issue I am finding out is that the new members being in other bands is making it difficult to schedule new gigs. For example between the two of them, Aug and Sep is a complete bust as they each have other band commitments (Sep was open until yesterday). This leaves the remaining members, hanging, and trying to get gigs scheduled 3-4 months out which is difficult for new bands around here. Now I am not bashing anyone for being in multiple bands because I understand as in my case this is a living for some, and I understand that some bands never make it out of the garage so why not be in a few. So my question is how your bands go about staying alive if multiple members are constantly out. I realize that we knew the situation going in however at this time they are getting scheduled faster than us so it become a cycle between us staying an unknown and having only a few gigs and them playing out with their other bands. It becomes hard to get out of the garage if you will. So, I have been kicking around some ideas for those of us that remain in limbo but still want to meet our goal and Im hoping you guys may have some as well. Option 1: Find a new singer and lead guitarist after Oct when the last gig we do have scheduled is done. Option 2: Keep the band as is, but start a new band underneath it, meaning get a new singer and guitarist, develop a song list, and get ready to roll while still getting whatever gigs we can with the original band. Practices with the original band would drop to just a couple before scheduled gigs thus freeing time to rehearse and audition the new band. Once complete either kill the original band or keep it as gig options if there are scheduling conflicts. Option 3: Deal with status quo and hope to get gigs scheduled before they do. (Dont care for this option since these members dont go out of their way to promote us much since they have other opportunities. Im starting to feel leeched upon. Option 4: The rest of us join other bands which to be me says, why have the band. Anyone run into this issue or have any advice?