My goal at the end of last year, top of this year was to try and rarely use subs. That meant ONLY subbing a drummer or bass player (that we all had previous experience with) and turning down (or more correctly not pursuing Saturday gigs... NOT easy to keep a variety band working when you can barely book a Saturday LOL!). This has actually worked ok, but I need to expand the amount of venues we play and therefore I have no choice to bring in some subs for lead. I have two upcoming gigs, a full band and an acoustic duo with two female subs. Both are qualified, one is a great singer (maybe a little "distracted" sometimes) and the other is a solid singer but has a great look / stage presence. I'm not making any secret to the fact that I'm using subs and in fact I'm going to embrace it and use it to my advantage (ie. being available for more shows). In essence it's going to be two bands, two separate lead singers, a Friday lead and a Saturday lead. This is the only way I can keep lead #1 from burning out and keep the musicians working. It will also allow me to increase my own "sphere of influence/contacts" and get us / keep us into rotation at some very solid venues that you need to be in which ONLY do Saturday's for covers. I know some may feel this is a negative - I've only ever had one club manager call me on this tactic (and quite frankly he's kind of a dick and is a real PITA to work with, although the venue itself is very nice). I guess I could actually make it 2 separate projects, but that seems like even more work. Thoughts?