Grateful Dad wrote:
Help! I play bass in a band whose musical direction is just going in the wrong direction and I am losing my motivation to play.
Man, my sympathies. I was in a band in the 90s that did that and know the feeling only too well.
I'm quite convinced bands need a leader and mission statement with scope to avoid these things.
In early incarnations of my band one guy was trying to pull a coup and turn us into half dead / half classic rock.
The other said to bring it to my attention, and I simply said that's not the scope of this band. The rest were relieved..
I hope you find some cool cats to play with soon and don't get too discouraged, GD!
Find some open mics, being a bass player you'll likely turn into an instant celebrity! Toss a stealie on one of your basses or cases to grab deadhead eyes! Good luck!