See below the e-mail I received last night from the band leader. By the way, I'm David! Honestly, this band has been a constant problem anyway and at the last gig, the guitarist, Nilo, in the midst of a 'long and unnecessarily extended solo, turned up to the point where I couldn't take it anymore. I didn't quite yell that 'we were loud' but I did yell at him to get his attention! The thing is we gig with a full PA. Not a cheap vocals only setup but a very expensive PA and I just could not get these guys to realize that we do not have to be so loud onstage all the time. It defeats the whole purpose of having a PA. Constant vocal monitor feedback and the leader of the band constantly messing with the board! Ugh! Moving forward, we were supposed to be getting ready for another gig and I needed a break and blew off one measly rehearsal (I already know all the songs anyway) and basically told him I had commitments with another band (which I do). We still had plenty of time to prepare for a 7/19 gig! I guess after having some issues with his daughter (I cannot disclose but some very serious issues), things came to a head last night and he sent out the above e-mail. I did respond to him very calmly and told him that I respect his decision but that he didn't have to go off the deep end in his communications. I have to admit that he is a manic depressive and also has adult ADHD and I fear that he may do something stupid. I hope not but he is quick to make threats when he gets angry. This was my second go 'round with this band and I should have stayed away but oh well. I'm kinda relieved my association with the band is done. The good side is I can now save some gas as I no longer have to drive 40 miles each way to rehearsals!