I play in a dinky originals band. We play 4-chord or less pop songs and beg all of our friends and parents to buy $12 tickets to our headlining gigs at renowned venues. We'd prefer that they buy those tickets from us beforehand because otherwise we end up owing the venue money. We've got a lot of little problems though. Our frontman is a good singer and can dance, but the 30 second breaks we take between songs to tune and adjust our Fx pedals are dead air. He turns away from the audience and doesn't say anything. When the guitarists are tuning and the dead air is gonna last especially long I'll turn to him and say 'talk' repeatedly until he engages the crowd. It takes a bit. I've exaggerated everything that's not the problem I'm asking about, but how do you get a singer to come out of his shell a bit? I want to make this easy for him. I'm thinking about writing a list of things he can talk about on his set list if that would help.