Ok fellow VVFF peeps, I'll give you the scoop right here.
I'm putting the band back together again!!!
This is my band before 4th Degree, the one I ran that we couldn't replace our singer so eventually went our separate ways.
Myself and the bass player still have the PA and rather than sell it for peanuts we decided to keep it "in case" we ever needed it and now it seems he's cool to gig again so I began to think of singers and drummers.
I got in touch with our old singer who was really good and it turns out that with her kids being a bit older she is hella keen to play with us again! Singer problem solved!
I thought one of our previous fill in drummers would be a shoe in as he's in an originals band and is keen enough to do something on the side. Turns out he already has something on the side and the originals band is busier than I thought. He's keen to jam with us but can't really commit much passed that.
Our old drummer, who's friends with the guy above, is available but is not as suited so I was looking through the want ads and came upon a brand new drummer available ad from a 17 year old who I was just in touch with that sounds promising to jam with at least to see how he is.
My only concern is how reliable he is, if he's a decent enough player, which he says he is as he's been playing since he was 11. When I was 34, lol!!!
The trick this time around, especially after leaving 4th Degree last year, is that we are most likely going to play only the best venue in town, so we'll give probably less than once a month, unless they call us in like they used to at the last minute.
Being cool with gigging less often ties in perfectly with the fact that there are so many less venues around here since I started in bands, so sticking with the best gig in town when we do play is the plan.
Looks like I'll get to give that red Charvel I just got some stage time along with her Flame Up sibling.