The leader got me and my buddy (bass player) into this thing last November promising no more than one or two gigs a month. Well we just finished a 3 gig January and we have 2 gigs a month already for Feb, Mar and April and he said he'd like to get at least 2 more in these 3 months. WTF??? Not what we agreed to. When we were in our 20s and 30s, sure no problem. I'm 61 now, I don't want to be spending 6 -7 hours on one of my two days off of work making only $60-70. This guy had a crappy band to start and the first gig we played with him, he had a smile from ear to ear as everybody told him that this new band blew away his old one. The band actually sounds pretty kick @$$!! Suddenly every place that we have played so far has asked us to play more dates and he's just taking them without asking if we are free. (my buddy and I also play in another band). So he came to me and my buddy and said "I got us booked for New Years Eve...$1000". Unfortunately, my other band got rebooked at the place we've been playing for the last 8 years...$2000! I even told him that when I started! Guess where we are gonna play? Now to make matters worse, on Tuesday, my buddy told this guy he's moving way too fast for us and this wasn't what we had agreed to. He said that he'll play out till the end of April where we have a month off which will give the leader a few months to find a replacement. So, this morning my buddy got an email saying that he isn't required at rehearsal this week as the band will be trying out a new bass player. He told my buddy that he's still playing the gig on the 17th. WTF?? I got this info from my buddy and not the leader. We were supposed to learn 6 new songs this week. So are we breaking in a new guy or learning new songs? I think I'm gonna tell this guy that I'm thinking of getting out too. I can't handle this crap and I'm not willing to become a full time musician again. Maybe once I retire but not at this point in my life. Sorry for the rant ...I had to get that off my chest. Anyone here a "full time" musician?