I've been playing in a band as a rthythm guitarist, pianist and singer for several months. We are all good friends. We play 1975-1980's classic rock, i.e. kansas, styx, led zep. The drummer and the bass player put an ad in and want to add yet another singer who has a lower range and can sing with a "scratchy voice". I sing high, clean vocals. We already have 2 guitarists not counting me, a dummer, and bass player, and what I mentioned that i play. All of our songs in our repitoire are in the high ranges except one. I have a trained voice and get complimented everytime someone hears me for the first time.
Am I being silly and petty in letting this upset me? They swear up and down they aren't looking to replace me, but I feel like if we do something low, then why not adapt and have me take the octave? It just seems kind of dumb to have another guy sitting around twiddling his thumbs until something low comes around. It makes me self-conscious and feel that the 2 folks (drummer and bass player- married) are dead set on having someone with the rough voice they want so they can sound like every other biker band in town. I've let it bug me to the point I feel like letting them find a guy and quitting when they do and find some people who would like having a singer who can do journey etc, instead of making him feel inadequate.
Am I just being too sensitive?