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Advice please!!! Am going to audition for a band in a couple of days

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HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 17:00:18

I am a regular and have name changed for this blush Feel a little foolish but I have always wanted to be in a band and a local covers group are looking for a female singer and now I have an audition shock I have perormed in public before but not in a band and auditions really scare the bejeesus out of me. Can you give me advice please? I want to sound good but also have stage presence can anyone help please?

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 07-Sep-08 17:03:21

Chose your stage gear in plenty of time, so no last minute panic about 'what shall I wear'

Make sure you know the songs they want you to sing at audition

Be yourself

Good luck and let us know how you get on

HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 17:06:01

thanks bald smile the acronym for your name always gives me a giggle! grin

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 07-Sep-08 17:07:36

grin

HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 17:50:10

Anyone else have pearls of wisdom? Who is that is in a band, TDWP?

HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 17:59:05

anyone? please!

Earlybird Sun 07-Sep-08 18:03:46

Are you nervous only in auditions, and OK in front of an audience - or does it all scare you? Are you noticeably nervous?

Is it a lead singer position? Is there a male singer too?

HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 18:08:05

Hi earlybird smile I am initially a little nervous in front of an audience but usually once I start I love it but if it is an audution or some kind of competition I am much more nervous. I think I am scared of failure iykwim? Think I might come across as nervous which is a worry. It is a lead singer position and I know I could do it but want to show them that I can.

Carnival Sun 07-Sep-08 18:09:07

Do you know what music they usually serve up and what the band's influences are?

What song are you going to sing?

Earlybird Sun 07-Sep-08 18:18:19

Carnival makes a good point. Do you know what song you'll perform? More than one song? Have you rehearsed?

Lots of people have good voices, but being able to deliver under pressure/on the spot is one thing they'll look for.

Also, some people don't have technically wonderful voices, but have bags of charisma so succeed based on that (think Madonna).

Do you have any recordings of your voice you can give them if you don't perform your best due to nerves?

HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 18:56:36

Carnival - they play popular classics from the 60's to current day and on the phone gave me a list of a few songs that they play including Son of a Preacher Man, Piece of my Heart and Valerie all of which I know pretty well so I was thinking to practise those and have a couple of extras under my belt just in case they want to hear more.

Earlybird - I do have a recording from a few years ago which would do the job if I mess up. Don't know how much charisma I have really think I will need to wait and find out!

NoblesseOblige Sun 07-Sep-08 19:01:46

well done! owuld do love to be in a band but can't sing blush

sing a song that you really love and are confident singin - maybe send your recording beforehand as well if you are really nervous?

HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 19:05:14

Thank you smile I was quite pleased when he gave me a list of songs because there were a few on there that I feel I can sing fairly well.

Carnival Sun 07-Sep-08 19:06:18

Good songs. I hope you do really well, I'll keep my fingers crossed - let us know how you get on. Be yourself and try your best to enjoy it.

HeyHeyIWannaBeARockStar Sun 07-Sep-08 19:07:53

Oh I will thanks smile Will undoubtedly be starting a style thread soon grin

Earlybird Sun 07-Sep-08 19:10:44

Make eye contact with your audience. Don't be one of those singers who keep eyes closed.

Now, a practical question - if you get the job, will childcare be an issue? Obviously bands play at night...and how much travel will be be asked to do?

NoblesseOblige Sun 07-Sep-08 19:14:47

Choose your favourite and go for it! good luck smile

and tell us your real posting name grin

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