Former Southern Rock/Blues cover band explodes after one year and one gig. First audition is with a mix of band members from other groups in the area. We play 15 songs all the way through several times and four hours go by before we know it. The first problem is smoking. They all smoke (I don't) and several light up inside. The half problem... rehearsal space has a refrig stocked with beer. Several members go through 4-5 during the four hours and the lead player, (youngest of the group) is buzzed by the time we stop. It's half a problem because I'm a social drinker and have no problem with responsible drinking. The sound was outstanding. The drummer and I sounded like we'd been together for years. The singer/rhythm player is incredible and a great frontman. The lead player is outstanding. We actually had neighbors stopping over and had a group of 10 or so listening for several hours. First thing my wife said when I came in the door... ("smokers"?)... due to the smell. I don't understand how a decent singer can justify smoking. Their voice is their instrument. Not sure what I'm going to say at next rehearsal this Thursday.