Im in a cover band that plays mostly small clubs. We have a small 8 channel PA that my bass player and I believe works well in most of the clubs we play. Our singer and drummer believe we should use our 24 channel board and mic everything all the time. We really do not have a sound man. From time to time we have a friend who will adjust volumes up or down as needed but no real mixing is being done. We are all in our mid to late 40s and setting up all that gear is getting tiring. Plus, we actually get more compliments when we use the smaller system. We are not as loud, people can talk with each other and they do not have to scream at the top of the lungs to get a drink at the bar. Obviously, if we play outside or a very large venue we would mic everything but for the most part the clubs we play in are small. What does everyone think? Do you feel that micing everything all the time is the best way to go?