I am looking for advice and thoughts from the TB collective concerning my current band situation. About a year and a half ago I started a cover band that plays rock, blues and some country. We started out as a three piece. The guitarist/vocalist has always been in other bands besides this one, but until recently he has prioritized playing in our band. He has always been easy to get along with and until recently has been easy to schedule and good about learning new material. We have played about 40 paid gigs in the last 12 months. About two months ago we brought on a keyboard player. The keyboard player is a very good musician, but he plays in 3-4 other bands. One of the bands he plays in includes our guitar player. The guitar player also plays regularly in 3-4 other bands at this time. Initially when the keyboard player joined they were both very available for gigs and rehearsals. Over the last month, however, they have both been almost impossible to schedule for rehearsals, and very reluctant to learn new material. They also have an almost entirely full calendar. To illustrate my point we played a show this last Friday at a new venue. The show went well and the venue owner was interested in re-booking us on a Saturday. When I consulted our calendar the first available Saturday we had was August 31st. In fairness 4 of those Saturdays are booked for my band. However, all of the other Saturdays are unavailable because of these guys playing for other bands. The current situation has made it almost impossible for me to book gigs. The band is also not progressing or adding new material. I originally never thought it was a big deal having members that were in other bands, but it has become a big deal. The drummer and I both agree that something has to be done, and I have some ideas on how to proceed moving forward. Before I act I would like to see how you guys would handle my situation. I am hoping for some new ideas, or maybe affirmation that what I am thinking about doing is the right thing to do.