Don't you hate it when the singer, who is already the loudest sound coming from the stage, tells you he needs to be louder out front? It's getting tired. I even took him completely out of my monitor and still was able to hear him as loud as any other singer coming out of my monitor. (From the FOH and other monitors not aimed at me.) They don't seem to understand that some level of headroom is not just a good idea, it's a necessity. There's one song that we do and he never seems to sing loud enough. I need about 10 db headroom to move his vocal up for that one song. He wants to use up that 10db from the first song. Last night it was that the FOH wasn't as loud as onstage. I told him that the hearing out in the room was better than the hearing onstage. (We don't mike the guitar, bass or drums outside of the kick.) Of course the guitar bass and drums are going to be louder onstage, so the vocals need to be louder in the monitors too. (I am so glad to be on the other side of the stage from the bass and guitar.) I really think that it's getting close to time to tell him that if he wants to run sound, I'll leave my equipment home and he can invest five+ grand to run sound. (He might be willing to do that. Think he would read a manual on how to run sound and then learn how to do it? Quoting Top Gear - How hard can it be? And for those Top Gear fans, we know where that takes them. Always a bad place.) And while he thinks that the audience only wants to hear him, there is always something missing when one sound overdominates the sound. I've heard it with other groups. Keyboard drowning out everything else. Vocal drowning out everything else. Guitar drowning out everthing else........ Doesn't really matter what it is that's way too loud. You don't want to hear just one thing in the audience. (Unless it's a solo act.) That said, generally he's a good performer and a very good vocalist. And while he thinks he understands harmony, I don't buy it. (And we've been working together for more than two years and I have 40+ years experience. That doesn't guaruntee that I know what I'm talking about, but it does make it a bit more likely. And I am a guy that has been hired to run sound for other groups. I was looking at my shameless name dropping page of my website and thinking that it's pretty impressive for an independent. If I worked for a reputable sound company, it's a list that would be expected.) I think I've ranted enough. Will check back and read your rants too.