My microphone runs on AA batteries with no Phantom power required but it will not sound so I need a preamp for it to work?
I'm guessing it has a built-in preamp of some description, based on the fact that it takes batteries, but I can't imagine what this would be.

What mic is it?

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.