My current band is a 4-piece variety cover band that just started gigging in October. 3 of us sing and lead vocals are split between songs evenly which gives us a pretty good variety of songs. Our drummer is front man for another band and we all agreed booking around his bands gigs was not a problem since they only played about once a month. It has been my understanding since we began that the direction of the band was to play a variety of danceable songs that people pay to hear and book paying gigs at a minimum of 2 per month, but more if we can. Since we began, we have played or booked 9 paying gigs. 7 of those gigs have been booked by me. I did our Facebook and Reverbnation pages and recently put together a kick butt promo pack with business card, one pager info sheet, and demo cd complete with basic cd artwork. Without getting into all the gobbledygook, I'll try to make this short. Our drummers other band broke up. He wants to bring in his old drummer (also his son) and he would then become our front man and sing the majority of song selections. The new possible drummer can only play every other weekend due to personal issues. We agreed it would be a good move for our band musically, but new drummer would have to free up all of his weekends as it would be too difficult to manage our booking schedule around his personal issues. Tell him to come to the next practice and we would talk. At last nights practice it was obvious from the beginning that the decision to add new drummer to our band had already been made by lead guitar and current drummer/new front man and we would book around his schedule. By the end of practice it was concrete. When I gave my opinion that the "new drummer": 1. Didn't really act like he wanted to play with us (no excitement and stayed on cell phone texting during audition, plus told us several times how we should play the song, though it was our own adapted arrangement). 2. We were seriously going to limit our ability to book gigs because of his schedule. I was told by lead guitar that he knows I'm "ambitious", but we aren't booking that many gigs and we need to stay local for now anyway.......... The kicker is they had no opinion on the promo packs and lead guitar was pissed his contact info wasn't on it. AND a new venue I dropped first the promo pack off to on Monday, just now called me and wants to talk booking a gig!!! So, I'm pissed. I see where I stand now with this band. I feel like I should just take a step back and quit the promotion and booking stuff and see if one of the others is going to step up. Thanks for letting me vent. What would you do?