Silver Supporting Member
- Mar 14, 2022
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So you think he should force them to play with him because of what, principalities? I bet that would be a fun gig for the rest of the band.I'm with Edward here.
I have a regular band and they keep me busy enough.
I have another band that plays 20+ weekends a year and most are fly-in dates that I sub for every 6/8 weeks since gigs have been coming back.
I've had their regular drummer do this multiple times where he states he's not available and then becomes available later on. Our shared Google Calendar has "maybe" availability once or twice a month for him.
When I get an offer where their regular drummer has "maybe" availability, I give them a drop dead date.
By X date I need the band to have committed to who is playing the gig.
I got burned once with this where I took the gig, denied another gig and then the OG drummer decided to be available. I lost money, I didn't take it personally but that enacted my drop dead date from there on out.
Most people I think see that as reasonable. Gigs out here are book 90 days in advance, so my drop dead date is typically that. I'm respectful but also don't want to lose opportunity in my regular band to assist another band. At the end of the day the sub is the one doing the favor in my eyes.