I sing for this band. We've practiced about 7 times.
We started with like 12 covers, and each practice added like 10 more.. we have 32 right now.
We can't play any of them all the way through without some sort of screw up, whether it be timing, wrong chords, forgotten lyrics, etc.
The leader has booked us 2 shows one, next weekend and one on April 13th, we have a small one hour show on the 12th. The other two are 3 hr long gigs. We have one song on our set that we've only played once. We are not new musicians, but this is the first time I've played in a cover band, and had to learn this many songs this fast. I suggested learning 5 at a time, and really tightening those before we played out.. but instead we are rushing, because two of our members are active in the military and will be leaving on 2 month missions in the summer so our "leader" is trying to pack in as much as he can before they leave.. which I sort of get.. but he thinks we are ready. We've already had one member quit over some of this, and now I'm moving to guitar, which I won't be ready to do for the 13th, but I'm going to play the one hour show. Our leader is trying to hire a fill in for the 13th, but again.. the rest of the band to me is not ready. I've mentioned it to him a few times, and him and the rest of the remaining members seem to think we aren't as bad as we think we are... I've been doing this a long time.. and I think we are shaky at best.. I guess people will be drunk and won't care right?
Here's some examples.. Be honest, I'm totally not going to get mad at all.
Summer of 69