Our Lead guitar player, who Ill call "A", informed our lead singer, that "A" was leaving the band. Ill give a little background information on the matter. "A" is a great player, puts on really good show and generaly easy to work with. But sometimes we would text or call him to discuss band issues or booking dates and no one could get him. Might not hear from him a week or two and never was sure when he would be at practice. So we get booked in a club Ill call "rathole". At our 3rd gig there he was late arriving at 10.pm our start time and disappeared after breaks long after we were to be back up playing. His wife was always rude and disrespectful to the band, and didnt like "rathole". So we get booked on December 1st for Newyears eve at "rathole" and every month for a year, thats 13 gigs and he o'k's it.So on the 14th he wants us to switch gigs to another club that had a band cancel. I said "better off to leave as is" than to switch this late. But if it was a bad problem with the wife, call me that night, since he was at work, we only had a brief disscusion. So I dont hear from him, assume everthings fine. So he Emails lead singer couple days later,"sorry cant do newyears". No phone call the email isnt even noticed for another week. Now its the 21st of Dec. So singer dude calls him to find out "whats up", and he says " If yal get someone to fill in great'. "I have no problem with it". So I do . I get a good guitar player to fill in, the show goes well and "rathole is happy". So Jan 4th he dont show at practice, and in an email to our singer, says. 'Im quitin". "We did him wrong getting someone to do the show" etc. No phone calls..an email. Needless to say the fillin guy is now our full time guy now, but I hate to think I couldnt have done more. We woulda lost newyears and a years worth of gigs to keep this guy. I woulda worked with him . But oh well.