I think I got it this time.
In response to the discussion about band rehearsal in the Audition thread I thought I would start a new thread for you to post you stories of throw together bands, cold call subs, etc. Post clips if you can.
I'll start. Local female singer calls me looking for a back up band for a benefit she is doing. I called up a few musician buddies and put this together. We did a ten song set with one rehearsal, primarily to work out who was going to cover which harmony, does the keyboard player cover the fiddle part or should I do it on the guitar, etc.
Here is a quick video clip. Excuse the audio it is slightly out of synch and the camera mix isn't the greatest.
I filled in with a buddies band once as well. I had seen them play a couple of times, so I was somewhat familiar with the setlist. He called me on a Monday to say that their guitar player had bailed on them and the needed a sub for the Saturday. He sent me a recent video of their show. Most of the stuff was classic rock and country. I was gig ready for the saturday with all the guitar parts learned as well as the harmony vocals their guitar player did.
The video was a huge help as I was able to see who was playing what, etc.