Looking for some discussion, thoughts, insight, opinions, tips etc. on my current band situation. I will try to be as brief as possible. I am the Founder/Band Organizer/Leader/Bass/Vocals of a 4 piece Rock/Blues/Country cover band. I book the gigs, have the PA and organize practices. The band has been around for about a year and a half. We were a 3 piece for most of that time, but 4 months ago added a keyboard player. We have played over 50 paid shows over that time and maybe 3-4 unpaid/benefit type shows. We have two venues that we get regularly booked in, but don't seem to get anywhere with the bigger venues that pay better, and have bigger crowds. We recently had a show at one of the bigger venues in town. I thought we played well, but we didn't seem to get much from the crowd that was there. It was an unusually slow night, but the crowd that was there didn't seem to respond that great to us. It is doubtful we will get re-booked there any time soon. I can usually get 5-10 of my friends and acquaintances to come out to watch us play. The other members bring no one. The drummer in the band is very committed to the project, and has a good set of lights he brings to the shows and provides our practice space. The guitar player is a very good player and has been with the band from day 1, but he is also in 3-4 other bands, is kinda picky about what he plays and while he is a good guitar player he leans heavily towards the country side of things and can be slow learning the more rock oriented stuff and doesn't always play the material quite the way it should be played. There are some songs he just won't do. He also sings about half of our songs. The keyboard player is an older guy, a very good and well known musician in the area, but he is also in 3-4 other bands, and seems reluctant to learn a lot of the newer material and/or play it the way it should be played. I get along with all of these guys and they are all very reliable and dependable. The main problem is I think we have gone as far as we can go, and it is not quite where I want to be. I also don't see some of the current members being willing to make the changes necessary to push us forward. When I started this band I was just getting into the local music scene. I have learned a great deal over the last year and a half. I think with a fresh start I could take a band further than this one. I also think that since I have my foot in the door at several local venues I could attract good musicians with paying gigs that would be a little more committed to moving things forward. What would you guys do if you were in my situation?