Originally Posted by ourlorderic
So really what you're saying is that the only thing the singer should be paying for completely out of their pocket is the mic?
Pretty much. The PA (which is the speakers, mics, cables and stands as well as the mixing desk) is generally seen as a "band responsibility" even if it is only the singer who will need it. Also you'd be surprised at the size of clubs who have everything including drums and guitar amps miked up.