Re: what do your band mates do as a job.
Some folks I play with have some supplementary sources of income, because there are other things they also enjoy doing when they have the time for them, but I'm not at a point where I'd get into any kind of band situation with folks who have other primary income sources, unless they'd be ready to drop those jobs at a moment's notice. People with other kinds of jobs have limitations on when and where they can gig. They have other priorities. They're not oriented towards doing music as a career.