I've been practicing the vocal part to a particular rock band that I really like, with the aim of either joining or starting a tribute band. However, there is already a tribute band for that group playing in my city; although they don't seem to be hugely active (playing approx. 1 gig every month or two, it seems).
So, I'm wondering whether I should try to contact them first and see if they could use another singer, or whether I should just advertise and try to start a new tribute band with some fresh people?
I'm a little concerned that, if I approach them, it might come across as if I'm trying to 'muscle in' on their gig or push out their incumbent singer. However, if I just ignore them and start a new band, could that come across as a bit rude, if they might have been interested in looking at another singer (in case their current one can't make a gig, for example)?
Perhaps I'm over-thinking this a bit, but I lack experience of the tribute band 'scene' and would appreciate some advice.