I've been working with this group for more than two years now. We have gone from a sloppy, unknown, low-paid cover-band to a high-energy, decently-paid, and constantly booked (well over 100 shows a year now) group with a decent following. The front-man (singer/acoustic guitar) has a good voice, and when he's 'on' it's fantastic...but...he also tends to get drunk by the last set at most gigs, has his monitors at levels that cause physical pain to the rest of the band, forgets lyrics, sings bad notes, and has a 'I can do whatever I want and get away with it because you all depend on me attitude.' The biggest issue took place recently: We played a gig on May 30th through a well-known local agent/promoter, who then mailed the cheque to the front-man. We were told that the funds hadn't cleared and that there was a hold on the cheque for ten business days (fishy...but, benefit of doubt and whatnot). That was nearly two months ago. We have since contacted the promoter and discovered that the cheque was cashed on June 10th. The band has still not been paid, and the front-man gets defensive if we bring it up. We made plans to find a replacement and deal with the ensuing drama, but that was a couple weeks ago now, and I'm fed up with all of it. The rest of the group enjoys playing together, but gigs aren't fun when all you can think about is how your singer has stolen your pay and is happily getting away with it. Some members have signed on for our summer schedule and are counting on the income, so simply letting it dissolve is difficult for us...I'm not sure if I'll even make it through the two gigs today/tonight before having an unpleasant confrontation about all of this though (self control on a timer?). Thoughts?