Originally Posted by ba dum tish
I "joined" a cover band a few weeks ago and it's a good situation in that they have their own practice space and their own drum set there for me to use so I don't have to lug mine back and forth each practice. But I've recently found that I'm not really jiving with these guys and their sensibilities as well as I'd hoped, and I'm considering leaving now before it gets any further along.
But I first want to know just how rare it is to find a situation like this (in terms of practice space with drums set up), and perhaps whether it would be foolish on my part to leave so hastily. Is this a very rare occurrence? If I left, is it likely that I could find another band to join within the next few months that had a similar setup? Anyone have any general advice?
When you say "have their own practice space" do you mean not paying rent for it? Regardless I'd say about 20-25% of bands in my area have a kit you can use. I was just thinking about all the times I've tried out for bands, seems to me about 50% of the time it's at an industrial era building usually next to a railroad and they have to pay rent for it. The other 50% it's either at a house, apartment, dorm room or it's a room someones boss lets them use after work...
Of all the bands I've tried out for only one had drums and a practice space they didn't have to pay for. I think a couple weeks back someone put an ad up on here trying to get a better drummer than what they are so they could move to guitars or something like that. It's about 4 pages back...