#1
Our band has been looking for a singer, and it's been a challenge. I want to talk about this one singer we auditioned recently. He has a decent voice, not pitchy at all. He just lacks that special "something" that separates the good from the great. Call us picky and choosy, but we're looking for the best we can possibly get. The thing is, he has CONFIDENCE and showmanship like no other. He's not exactly what we're looking for, but I'm extremely inclined to choose him because:

1. He can keep a pitch
2. He has a lot of room to grow
3. He would be GREAT as a front-man


So what do you guys think? Should I let him grow as a singer with us? I want the perfect singer RIGHT NOW at this moment, but that seems like an impossible goal. Anybody with experience in this situation? Thanks guys!
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#2
I'd certainly do it.
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#3
Think about it this way. Avenged Sevenfold had Matt Shadows as a vocalist. First album he sounded terrible, screams were horrid and clean vocals were lacking. Second album he sounded pretty good, good screams and decent singing. Third album he ditched the screams and sang and was really good. Fourth album, still only singing but he's great. Fifth album, singing is absolutely amazing and he brings back the screams which sound great still.

Take him in, make sure he practices to keep his spot and he'll grow as a musician. When placed in band situations, musicians tend to grow faster.
#4
What is it that you don't think he has as a vocalist? There are a lot of things you could mean when you say "special something." Do you mean he doesn't have a big range or he doesn't have the ability to quite take a song to where you want it to be emotionally? A little more clarification would help us give you advice.
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What is it that you don't think he has as a vocalist? There are a lot of things you could mean when you say "special something." Do you mean he doesn't have a big range or he doesn't have the ability to quite take a song to where you want it to be emotionally? A little more clarification would help us give you advice.


The latter. It's like he gets into the music, but he doesn't REALLY get into it (think Robert Plant). It's a small thing in the big scope of things. I think I'll go with him.
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3. He would be GREAT as a front-man




You have a front man? Get him!

Having a great frontman is more important than him being able to hit all the notes IMO. You get one being able to do both and your golden!
#7
I was in the same situation. Give him a chance, show him what do you want, what your goals are, what your favorite bands/singers are. Work together for a while and time will tell..
#8
Do you think he has the potential to do that with your songs eventually? Have you ever had him elevate a song to the next level and he just doesn't do it often?
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#9
do it. people really respond to stage presence. our singer totally forgot the ENTIRE first verse to You Give Love a Bad Name. but hes got that frontman ability. nobody cared once that chorus came around
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#10
David Lee Roth. Mediocre singer, great frontman, one of the most popular bands in the world. So, there's that.
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