#1
We have been having alot of troubles as a band with the singer and i have had to fill in singing and the rest of the band think it would be a great idea to step in as the vocals

I have all the confidence in the world on stage so putting on a show wouldn't be a problem but i'm just wondering if my voice is up for it.

Here is me singing The Spy by the doors.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uorhedb0JRM

I have only been singing for little over 2 weeks so i know i'm not great but i need an opinion on whether i am listenable on stage. I had only listened to the song about 3 times before recording it so i am not on time with jim in some parts.

Sorry about the audio quality of my voice and all.
#2
As a frontman you don't really need to be able to sing, just listen to Bruce From Iron Maiden and you will realise that. If you have the stage presence and the musics good enough, no one will care if you can sing. I would Comment on the vocals, but I can't open the video...

So I say go for it. If your band think you can do it, they are probably right.
#3
I'd say with a little bit of work you'll sound good.
You have a good voice. It might be the fact that you only listened to it 3 times before recording but it did sound a little off at times.
But I'd say go for it, maybe take some singing lessons at some point? Couldn't hurt I guess.
#4
I actually think you have a pretty good voice and with some practice (timing, maybe song lessons) you could easily be the front man
#5
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As a frontman you don't really need to be able to sing, just listen to Bruce From Iron Maiden and you will realise that. If you have the stage presence and the musics good enough, no one will care if you can sing. I would Comment on the vocals, but I can't open the video...

So I say go for it. If your band think you can do it, they are probably right.


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#7
I'm sorry, are you joking?
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I'm sorry, are you joking?


You talking about me or the guy that said that bruce Dickinson can't sing
#9
Quote by Powersurge213
As a frontman you don't really need to be able to sing, just listen to Bruce From Iron Maiden and you will realise that. If you have the stage presence and the musics good enough, no one will care if you can sing. I would Comment on the vocals, but I can't open the video...

So I say go for it. If your band think you can do it, they are probably right.

Lol, you're a funny guy...I notice there's no recordings of you singing on your profile
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Quote by Powersurge213
As a frontman you don't really need to be able to sing, just listen to Bruce From Iron Maiden and you will realise that. If you have the stage presence and the musics good enough, no one will care if you can sing. I would Comment on the vocals, but I can't open the video...

So I say go for it. If your band think you can do it, they are probably right.


Oooooooooook.........
I just joined this forum, so I'm not looking to start trouble or make any enemies but I HAVE TO step in to bat for Bruce here....
You think Bruce Dickinson can't sing? Sir, do you have hearing problems?
I rate him as possibly the best singer on the planet. He can do things no one else can. His range is phenomenal and his power akin Pavarotti.
Though because of his age his voice has lost some of its quality. He's still light years ahead of Any other vocalist.
I've never heard him miss a note.
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Quote by Powersurge213
As a frontman you don't really need to be able to sing, just listen to Bruce From Iron Maiden and you will realise that. If you have the stage presence and the musics good enough, no one will care if you can sing. I would Comment on the vocals, but I can't open the video...

So I say go for it. If your band think you can do it, they are probably right.


I reckon you need to hear my vocal cover of Laughing Policeman, if that's how you judge singers.
#12
Has to be kidding. HAS to.

Bloody hell...

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#13
If you think Bruce can't sing, then all hope is lost for you.


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i posted my comment to ur vid TS
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Quote by Powersurge213
As a frontman you don't really need to be able to sing, just listen to Bruce From Iron Maiden and you will realise that. If you have the stage presence and the musics good enough, no one will care if you can sing. I would Comment on the vocals, but I can't open the video...

So I say go for it. If your band think you can do it, they are probably right.




On topic, you're not a bad singer, but you're not a particularly good singer either. Lots of frontmen arent good singers though, its all about confidence and projecting a cool persona.
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#16
The reality is that you're obvoiusly not an EXPERIENCED singer. You sound like an amateur and it's hard to get past what I see as the three big problems here:

First, because you're seeing over the pro recording, this isn't an accurate rendition of what you can actually do. It's much easier to sing in pitch when you're trying to match someone else.

Second, despite that, you still have pitch issues. You need to work on this - singing scales, developing your ear, etc. You absolutely, positively must train yourself to get on pitch. Now don't freak out, very few people are born with the ability to be on pitch. It comes from training and practice. So get to it. No substitute for doing the work here.

Third, it's hard to evaluate YOUR voice here because you're clearly trying to do a Jim Morrison impersonation. One of the most important things to do as a frontman is figure out who you are as a singer. I'm not particularly interested in hearing your Jim Morrison impersonation (although, obviously, if what you guys are trying to do as a band is make note-perfect recreations of the originals, it's relevant) but rahter I want to hear what YOU bring to the song. Obviously, singing over the record doesn't help here - but that's not the only problem.
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The reality is that you're obvoiusly not an EXPERIENCED singer. You sound like an amateur and it's hard to get past what I see as the three big problems here:

First, because you're seeing over the pro recording, this isn't an accurate rendition of what you can actually do. It's much easier to sing in pitch when you're trying to match someone else.

Second, despite that, you still have pitch issues. You need to work on this - singing scales, developing your ear, etc. You absolutely, positively must train yourself to get on pitch. Now don't freak out, very few people are born with the ability to be on pitch. It comes from training and practice. So get to it. No substitute for doing the work here.

Third, it's hard to evaluate YOUR voice here because you're clearly trying to do a Jim Morrison impersonation. One of the most important things to do as a frontman is figure out who you are as a singer. I'm not particularly interested in hearing your Jim Morrison impersonation (although, obviously, if what you guys are trying to do as a band is make note-perfect recreations of the originals, it's relevant) but rahter I want to hear what YOU bring to the song. Obviously, singing over the record doesn't help here - but that's not the only problem.


I see what your saying. I was going to find a track of this without jims voice on it so that i didn't have to sing it dead on because i like to improvise quite alot. Personally i would love to be a good singer. but at the moment the band is going through a very rough time with the singer (Not knowing her lyrics after a year not turning up for 2 months.) and we have just decided that we want to get rid and move forward. So as long as i am not a bad singer that will do for me as at the moment all i want to do is play.

I might consider vocal lessons if they are worth it.
#18
Try taking some lessons? And I think that this particular song does not fit you.
#19
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I might consider vocal lessons if they are worth it.


Do it!

A lot of exercises you can do on your own, but taking a few lessons with an instructor will get you sorted out with the right fundamentals and make the time you spend on your own much more productive.

Seriously. Just do it. You'll probably make huge gains right away.

And I'd dump your singer, too, if what you say is true.
#20
Without any teacher and voice opening exercises you'll end up screwing your voice. So you must take lessons.
#21
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Oooooooooook.........
I just joined this forum, so I'm not looking to start trouble or make any enemies but I HAVE TO step in to bat for Bruce here....
You think Bruce Dickinson can't sing? Sir, do you have hearing problems?
I rate him as possibly the best singer on the planet. He can do things no one else can. His range is phenomenal and his power akin Pavarotti.
Though because of his age his voice has lost some of its quality. He's still light years ahead of Any other vocalist.
I've never heard him miss a note.

He did actually have a really wobbly patch when Maiden stagnated a bit in the late 80's - the problem was Adrian and Dave were pretty much phoning in their performances. Bruce kind of felt obliged to do more "frontman" stuff to keep the audience engaged, running around and stuff, and as a result his vocals did suffer - it's really noticeable on the Maiden England live vids.

However when Janick joined it really did re-energise the band, and Dave in particular really found a new lease of life, the pressure was off Bruce and he could concentrate on singing again.
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#22
Why not? Just sing louder haha
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