#1
My band is playing our first show!! lolzomgzorz

Anyway, we have a few originals,enough for a legit set, that everyone who has heard them have liked/loved. You can criticize them at myspace.com/coolnewulmband

We have a problem though. We started as guitar and drums, and we now have a good bass player who can rip our songs. BUT, our singer is not going to be ready to sing more than one song, if that even, so here is what I was thinking we do.

Intro-the teaser from myspace
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Original-Get the Kswiss---the song the singer has material for

Discuss what we should do. I want some more thoughts to discuss with my band.
#3
why in the world do you have a singer that cant sing more than one song? i'm with pyerreives get a new singer asap.
#5
Pretend that you are an exclusively instrumental band, and plant your singer in the audience. When the time comes to do the song that the singer knows, pretend to pull a random volunteer out from the audience (IE, your singer).
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#7
November 1st huh? My new bands playing first show is then to.

but back on topic I think you guys should try to write lyrics to your other songs. Since you guys only need lyrics for 2 songs, if you really buckle down you could get them done by then. If they're bad you can rewrite them later, and if they're really bad you can put your singer low in the mix so no one can understand them.
#8
Ya I have thought about that, but I don't think I could write for someone else to sing, and I'm not doing lead vox and guitar. I can but I won't.

I just want to know if our songs Chat Noir and Turtle would be legit instrumentals. Keep in mind I would play more leads than in the recordings, we didnt have a bass player then so I had to do mainly rhythm.
#9
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Why would you think that?

He is great at songwriting, he wrote the vocals to the song he knows in one practice, and they were sick. We aren't getting rid of him.



Considering all the information you left out before thats why i would think that.
#11
Well, I myself would enjoy an instrumental show, but I'm a musician, so I have a bias.

I would say, have someone else in the band do that vocals, they don't have to be amazing.
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#12
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Pretend that you are an exclusively instrumental band, and plant your singer in the audience. When the time comes to do the song that the singer knows, pretend to pull a random volunteer out from the audience (IE, your singer).

thats actually a great idea
i played with a band the other weekend and they played 4 songs and the singer only sang 2 of them, everybody was saying how much they sucked beacuse of their singer(wich had a great voice but he was just standing there doing nothing)
so if you are going instrumental dont put yout singer in the mic if he is not going to sing
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#13
Either have a singer or don't. Don't pull him in for one song only. The audience will get confused, is this guy their singer or just some random dude? You have half a month, writing lyrics for two songs isn't hard. And like frostfire said, if they suck you can wre-write them later. No one is going to remember them.
#14
nov 1st?

Wow i feel like speed racer, I legitametly write 3 sets of lyrics a day .

I would recommend working on your writing, if you really work at it, you could write those 2 songs legit in no time.
#15
I know i could write lyrics, but the problem is the singer has lots of other activities, as does the rest of the band.

He doesnt seem to have the urgency that I do and I dont want to be a dick and get him to hurry up cuz he was honest and explained why he might not be ready. He has his main band, school, and a bunch of other stuff like the rest of us.
#16
Just tell him that he's singing to all of the songs or none of them. Then he can decide how bad he wants to be in your band.
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#17
Generally, audiences totally do NOT dig instrumental bands. Jazz is an exception. Prog rock... maybe. Otherwise... no.

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#18
^And Classical. Mozart had no lyrics in his music
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Generally, audiences totally do NOT dig instrumental bands. Jazz is an exception. Prog rock... maybe. Otherwise... no.

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#21
I don't mind instrumental bands if there good and considering by your myspace your wayy better than a lot of shitty garage bands...
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