The vocalist needs some help reaching the high notes (below the falsetto) or you could drop the key. After that he wants some of that old style focus. From the notes, Richard, you let on that you find your voice lacking. My suggestion: Sing a part well within your range with your best technique (IOW, make a sound you like) then play with that in your gear until you get it sounding good. It sounds like you're trying to hide your lead vocal because of the bad notes, therefore the good notes disappear, too. That leaves nothing. I'd much rather hear your bad notes with the good than hear none of them. The backing tracks are OK. I count eleven separate sources in your notes, not all playing at once. They don't tromp on each other.