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The Con
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#1
This is a question for males who belong to all-male bands.

If you needed a new bandmember, and a female auditioned for your band, and she was excellent, would you consider her for the position?

Why or why not? Would you only accept her if she was auditioning for a certain position?
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rageagainst64
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#2
not for vocals, but if she could kick the **** outta drums, bass, guitar or keys, sure.
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dylanfromearth
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#3
i am not in an all male band but i breaks rules, and i used to be in a band with a girl drummer and it reallly doesn't matter if you are a girl, if you are good. ( quite possibly could add uniqueness)
impeachpedro10
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#4
yah. almost just cause shes a girl. unless it was grindcore and she was planning on doing vocals......

it would separate you from almost every other band out there.
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#5
well if she is good take her

just dont have 2 girls in ur band u never get anything done trust me my bands has that problem
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#6
Well if they were good maybe. But if it's possible a relationship can develop I'd say not because it could tear apart the whole band.
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#7
YES !! Damn right

There should be more ladies Making music
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#8
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yah. almost just cause shes a girl. unless it was grindcore and she was planning on doing vocals......

it would separate you from almost every other band out there.


Look at Arch Enemy.
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rock_and_blues
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#9
I say no, and here's why. While I admit that if the girl was good enough she would be an excellent addition, however whenever you deal with the opposite sex there is always going to be some kind of attraction between the girl and one or more male members of the band. This would completely rip a band in two. So in the long run the cons outweigh the pros in my opinon
Archeo Avis
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#10
If you needed a new bandmember, and a female auditioned for your band, and she was excellent, would you consider her for the position?


Why wouldn't I?
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The Con
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#11
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Why wouldn't I?

Maybe you'd feel how rock_and_blues feels about a female being in a predominantly male band. That's why I'm asking.
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bobeatsbob
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#12
Probably not as i rarely like female vocals for some reason. If she sounded perfect and not like a stereotypical female voice then i guess yes as long as she was cool n' could get along with rest of us. Some girls look weird playing guitar or bass though so she'd have to have suit the instrument she was playing but i'd think the same with any possible male member (very vein i know but just my opinion). She'd also have to have similar music taste to the rest of us.

I think everything i just said could apply to any one wanting to join my band though. Saying that in my area at the moment and the lack of talent in my band i guess i'd probably take just about anyone regardless of gender or their appearence...
Archeo Avis
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#13
I say no, and here's why. While I admit that if the girl was good enough she would be an excellent addition, however whenever you deal with the opposite sex there is always going to be some kind of attraction between the girl and one or more male members of the band. This would completely rip a band in two. So in the long run the cons outweigh the pros in my opinon


A band is a business (yes, it is), and as long as you have set standards for the behavior of the members, there should be no problems. If what you say is true, businesses across the country would be falling apart due to sexual tension.
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#14
I'm in an all male band, but I've worked with women in bands too in the past without any problems.
The only problem I've ever really seen with having both men and women in bands is that occasionaly, personal relationships can start between band members, and then when they split up, it really f*cks the band up.
But if people can stay away from personal relationships within the band, (and this goes for both gays and lesbians too) that's not really a problem.
z4twenny
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#15
if she can play good or sing well (regardless of the style of music, personally to me a chick that can scream good is the s3x) then hell yeah. why limit yourself ?
af_the_fragile
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#16
Yes for everything but the vocals.
That position belongs to me!!! XD


But i'ld also have a strict rule of no internal relationships in the band.
We'ld all hafta be like brothers and sisters.


And more than 1 girl in a 4pc band would become a little too much for me... Maybe 2 girls...
But i can't see myself being the only guy in an all girl band!
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Damascus
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#17
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But i can't see myself being the only guy in an all girl band!


Yeah, getting the undivided attention of 100% of the straight female groupies after a gig would be so tiresome.
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#18
If they are creative and talented, why not?
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#19
No, Becuase everyone is going to label you the band with a female whatever and all the attention is going towards her.When we are on tour you can do stuff with a girl in the band then a all guy band.


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#20
If she's talented, then why not? Of course, no kind of personal relationships could evolve, though. It does seem likely that a male band member would be attracted to the female, so yes, it could cause a problem. I'd go for it, but if I saw anything personal going on, then I'd tell one of them to hit the road. If it became to personal, I'd tell them both to leave, get a room, and never come back.
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#22
If she was the sister or girlfreind of one of the band mates then i wouldnt...

The last thing you want is dating issues to become more important than the band
af_the_fragile
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#24
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Yeah, getting the undivided attention of 100% of the straight female groupies after a gig would be so tiresome.

Nah, they'ld just be too much estrogen to deal with...!
AngusX
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#25
Yep, done it before, and I'd do it again. My girlfriend is actually singing for an all-male band right now.

I don't know why people are so worried about who they have in their band. I'm all for taking whoever sounds good to me, regardless of what they are (unless they are like a mongoloid or something, then I'd take them even if they didn't sound that good).
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dkm
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#26
Bass guitar? hell yeah. i dunno why but that just strikes me as awesome. Backup vocals? sure. lead vocals kinda sets the mood for the whole band... itd suck having an awesome rock song turn hannah montana. unless she was more like... that chick from waynes world. drums? drums seem too masculine, thatd just be wierd. rythm guitar and lead guitar are inbetween, dont really care.
Kivarenn82
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#27
sure.. as long as the person can play the material and contribute to writing new material.. the sex, colour, whatever doesn't matter.
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pandora_grunt
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#28
I laugh at the people that use the attraction part as an argument, completely ignoring the fact op male territorial feelings. They're there to you you know?

Anyway I'm with Archeo on this one. A set of standards is all you need.
Wiirdo
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#29
I think it's bad to have a female vocalist,because if she's a girl the rest of the band will take a back seat. Look at Paramore, and Evanescance. Having something like a female bassist wouldn't be too bad though.
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#30
As someone has already said... as long as it's not for any kind of vocal duties, yes. Without a doubt.
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#31
i'm all for female vox. osme of my favorite bands have girls up front.

paramore, flyleaf and otep for example.

then look at bands where the vocals are shared like lacuna coil or shiny toy guns. it gives alot of tonal range.

plus, be honest, a hot chick in the band can totally increase the bands marketability.

and finally, if you get a bit bent outta shape, you can always bang her and break up the band...
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#32
^I'ld like to do an electronic project with a female vocalist.
Do something like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Frou Frou, Garbage and all....


And i love Yeah Yeah Yeahs!
I wouldn't mind having a female vocalist if i was in an indie-punk band.
But as i'm more punk/post-hardcore/rock/metal, and i'm the vocalist, there's no place for a female vocalist in my band. Atleast not my main band.
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#34
Quote by impeachpedro10
yah. almost just cause shes a girl. unless it was grindcore and she was planning on doing vocals......

it would separate you from almost every other band out there.


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chillbeast
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#35
sure why not, as long as the aforementioned issues(relationships or whatever) don't become a problem i'm all for having any gender/race/religion/etc in my band
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#36
I'm considering whether or not to plough the singer in my band. I doubt it would cause any problems.

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Damascus
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#37
Quote by Wiirdo
I think it's bad to have a female vocalist,because if she's a girl the rest of the band will take a back seat. Look at Paramore, and Evanescance. Having something like a female bassist wouldn't be too bad though.


I swear there was a similar thread about 2 weeks ago and someone said almost exactly the same thing. I'm not going to make the same (long) list that I did then - the bottom line is, if your band is percieved as the backing outfit of a female lead singer, then you are to blame, not her.

You. Your lack of talent and creativity puts you in the shadows. Not her.
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#38
Quote by Damascus
I swear there was a similar thread about 2 weeks ago and someone said almost exactly the same thing. I'm not going to make the same (long) list that I did then - the bottom line is, if your band is percieved as the backing outfit of a female lead singer, then you are to blame, not her.

You. Your lack of talent and creativity puts you in the shadows. Not her.



+1000

and really if she is a good frontwoman, and you are playing hella gigs...who cares? If you are a badass guitarist or whatever you will still shine
Last edited by chillbeast at Mar 19, 2008,
Symmetry4321
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#40
How good is she?

If she is worth her salt and your best option, take her in, whatever the position