Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
2) Someone in the band must play a guitar. Not just a bass, but an actual guitar.
I used to think the same thing but a band jcalled Keane has challenged that notion, at least for me. Clever 3 piece british pop band with brilliant and witty lyricism. No guitar and no bass. Just a singer, drummer, and pianist.
Even if you're not a pop music fan, check em out. Surprised at how complete and whole their sound is.