That’s an amusing observation as I generally feel I’m working relatively covertly in the background. In essence I am the boffin (I’ve always been ‘the computer guy’) and in the sense that I am usually running a Mac containing a lot of audio data that is being heard blended with the live band. It’s a bit like having the role of MC because I have charge of the running of the show and I can also take control over muting and level changes. There are also a few other things going on which only the band members wearing ear monitors will hear. Things have never gone drastically wrong but occasionally there might be a blip which means everyone will turn to me for confirmation of where we go with it. I guess from out front that appears more obvious that it does to us on stage.