Originally Posted by inneedofgrace
The guy with the least amount of setup is the keyboard player, so he helps others setup and takedown. We try to split the efforts as evenly as possible so we can get setup and taken down as efficiently as possible.
The PA, being a "communal" piece of gear, should have shared set up responsibilities.
Back in the day, when my rock band played small gigs, we ran the vocals through a second channel of the guitarist's half stack. That's always an option--have the singer buy a comparable amp set up to the other amplified instruments.