I've been playing with this band for going on 3 years. It's been a hobby for me and everyone originally agreed to play out no more than once or twice a month. But that was before we were even playing out, and since then my bandmates have gotten a taste for what little money we make. The rest of the guys are retired and now see the band as a source of income. I could care less since I work full time at a decent job, as well as a parttime job and a house to restore. I just can't play out as much as the rest of the guys want to, but I feel guilty telling them I can't play every gig they book. At this point, we've brought in a keyboard player and as the second guitarist and backup vocalist, I see the addition of the keyboard play as my opportunity to bail without leaving the guys high and dry. My bandmates are somewhat of a crotchety bunch, which makes it even less temping to stick with it. We have gigs booked through July at this point, with more coming in. I'm thinking of staying with it to make sure the keyboardist sticks with them, play the gigs in April, and make my farewells then. No matter what, I'll probably catch alot of slack so I don't relish the idea of telling them. But what's the best way to give notice?