Ok, so I can't blame it on my singer/guitar player...I do it to. My band is a power trio style, drums, bass, guitar and guitar and I split singing duties although I tend to back up more. Anyway, I'm finding that he/we are relying the mics to boost our vocals and in turn we are really babying the lyrics, loosing emotion in the words. We played a small show recently that a friend was nice enough to come out and record. After watching the video I was a little put off, I mean everyone enjoyed the show but I felt like the singing was really weak. Our playing was bang on and sounded great but the singing was pathetic. I'm wondering what would be the best way to work on this. Turn down the mics in practice? Maybe keep them at level but move them away to break the whole "Crutch" feeling? Any suggestions welcome. Thanks!