Singers and their equipment
I never thought finding one would be this hard! Is it actually like this normally or am I just having a bit of bad luck? The only singers I can seem to find are teenage girls whose family and friends have told her she can sing and has no idea about about how much a singer has to actually do, practice and has no intention of buying equipment.
This is all that is seemingly out there. A couple of band members have suggested that we just buy the PA and speakers between us so we can find a singer easier but really I think that is a bit unfair. The guitarists are spending a LOT of money on amps and guitars and I'm buying new cymbals all the time and currently saving for a new Kit. We have all spent a lot of money on our instruments and I really don't see why I should pay for someone else's on top of that.
Is it common practice to buy the singer their stuff? I mean I can understand chipping in on a PA and I would have no qualms about buying a few wedges so I can hear everyone but really anything else is taking this a bit far isn't it? I'm spending over £100 on just a Mic so I can do backing, surly the lead singer should buy their stuff.
Who try's to join a band and not have any equipment? It's ridiculous! If a Drummer or guitarist turned up with no instrument they would be laughed out of the room.
Sorry for the rant. So really the question is:
Is it normal practice for the musicians to pay for the singers equipment?
If the answer is yes, how do I convince my bassist to buy me a new Ride Cymbal? :D