Ok, here's the story: We've been rehearsing for The Whereabouts of Wally Dudes for almost 3 months now, and we've all got each song memorized. BUT, the pianist keeps on speeding up in almost EVERY song. During rehearsals I have to keep shouting "Speeding up!" in the middle of the song just so she knows, and slows back down again. After rehearsals, the rest of us keep telling her to listen to me through the monitor, but she still speeds up. Also, I think I should mention that I'm the only one in the band that knows how fast each song should be, but the thing is, I don't start any of the songs. It's always the piano or the guitar that gives the intro, so I always end up having to go with whatever they start at. Sometimes they start it ok, but at other times it starts too fast or too slow, and in every case, the pianist speeds up, some times even to double what we started the song at, and she can never hear it speeding up. I've been tempted to keep playing at the PROPER tempo, but now there's 4 days until our first performance day, and if I did that then: 1) The songs would sound like crap 2) The director would get pissed 3) The pianist would get pissed 4) If her boyfriend, the guitarist also says she's speeding up, which he knows she is, she'll get even MORE pissed off. And I try to tell her politely that "You're speeding up the song, Jen." but when I say it during the song, I have to shout to be heard above the mix, and a lot of times I see her flash me the "Shut the #@¢* up!" look. I mean...the last thing we want is our pianist walking out on us 3 days before the first show, but I just don't know how to say it in a way that she wouldn't feel offended. I've thought about turning my bass UP on the PA, but then the audience would be blown away by the bass in the song. Yeah, I know that could be a good thing, but then if all they hear is bass, then I'm sure they'd want their $50 back. I want the songs to sound GOOD. With each instrument coming through in the mix at the perfect level, which it's at now. But there's no other way I can think of that would get her to listen to ME. We only have one monitor for the entire band, so the mix in there is the same as what the audience would hear. So... how can I say it to her without pissing her off? I feel...I dunno...bad about this whole thing.