Just joined an originals band. 2 Guitars/Bass/Acoustic Drums/Vocalist Guitarist says he wants us all to go with IEMs. I’m open to the idea, but I’m not sure if this band is the right situation to use them. My concern is that we are an all originals “showcase” band. To me that means we’ll be playing 25-45 minute sets, rushed on and off the stage, and we can probably only expect to get a quick, apathetic line check for a soundcheck. From what I can tell, that’s not the type of situation for IEMs. From what I hear on TB and other places, you need a good sound person to make IEM’s work. To me that means, we either have to: a) do our own full-band submix, and just hand the sound person a stereo feed. or b) rely on the soundman to feed us a sweet monitor mix for our IEMs. As you may be able to tell, I haven’t used them before, and am only guessing what may happen. My instincts say it's a bad idea. If we were an all originals band headlining, then sure. Or if we were a cover or tribute band doing a full-night show, sure. But half hour sets as part of multi-band shows at dive bars and small clubs seems like a bad idea. So, question: for those of you who have done or are doing the IEM thing. What do you think? Is this the right situation or no?