I live in an area that is filled with rock bands playing 60's - 90's stuff, I've played in a number of rock bands. What we don't need is another rock band doing Allman Bros. Grateful Dead and Clapton, etc. stuff. So, I started a dedicated Chicago Blues band and it went down well, however, after 3 gigs the harp player wasn't cutting it so I dissolved the band to a four-piece (guitar, bass, drums, & keys). During a rehearsal, I was talking about my younger years when I played a lot of jazz standards and we quickly realized we all have an affection for the Funky Hard Bop Soul stuff like the B3 groups and so forth. So my intention was to focus on the blues end of these compositions and call it something like Hard Bop Blues and bring it to the clubs/bars. My dilemma is when discussing this direction with the wife, she thinks I'm crazy, that no one wants to hear this stuff around here, it would be hard to pull off convincingly and would be hard to book. She has a point. What do you guys think?