Hey guys. I'm having band trouble, and figured some of you could offer advice. First, a little band history. I've known the two guitarists since 2000. We grew up in the same town and watched each other grow as musicians. In 2010, I moved to another town to go to college. The two guitarist, being younger than me, just happened to move here as well. I was living with the one guitarist's older brother, and in 2011 we ended up all renting a house. We jammed and had fun but nothing came out of it because of various reasons. Our lease was up in the summer of 2012 so we all went our separate ways. In December I got a call from them asking me to play bass in their new band. They picked up a phenomenal drummer and vocalist. Right as I joined there was an issue with the vocalist and one of the guitarists. Something about commitment/appreciation of the vocalist. Anyway, that got cleared up and we added a keyboard player. * They booked a show two weeks out and I was against playing because I didn't feel that I was ready. After fairly heated arguments, we played the show this past Saturday. They were right. I was ready and we all had a great time. The Facebook page gained 170ish likes and we have offers to play at several other venues. There's a huge buzz about us in town now. * However, the drummer (fairly arrogant) doesn't like the vocalist and wants him gone. He doesn't think he is consistent enough and says he doesn't fit with the genre. While the vocalist IS slightly inconsistent, it is a New genre of music for him and we haven't had a demo or anything yet, so nothing is set in stone. All of us are still tweaking our parts, but the vocals do seem to be more inconsistent than anything else. * The drummer is, as I said before, pretty arrogant. For instance, we were discussing a sound check and the vocalist who knows the owners of the place we played said we wouldn't get a sound check. Which we didnt. But the drummer just says "F them, we'll just count the sound check as one of our songs." So the singer threatens to leave from that rehearsal and things settle down. At the show, after our set, we were moving things out of the venue while the other band was setting up. There is no back door to this place because it is literally underground. So out through the crowd everything must go. The next band begins to play and I say to the drummer, let's wait until the band is done to move the rest of this stuff out. Now keep in mind all our stuff was in the "equipment holding area" and not in the way at all. "F them, " he says, "they suck" as he carries the rest of his equipment out while the other band is playing. * The drummer wants all of us (mainly the singer) to be able to hum or song all the parts of all the songs before we play another show. Our music is pretty technical and we're not exactly sure if the singer knows what time signatures are outside of 4/4. * But here's the kicker. The singer has financially backed this band. He bought both guitarists heads and one of them a cab because the other had a cab already, as well as supplying the keyboard for the keys player. The vocalist is getting ready to leave because of the drummer. If he leaves we lose all our stuff, but more importantly, a great vocalist. * Does anybody have advice for me on how to smooth this over? I feel like this band will be huge (locally, I'm pretty realistic in realizing we'll probably never get signed). I don't want anybody going anywhere because it's really a perfect lineup if it wasn't for he singer/drummer issue. * What would you guys do?