Monday, January 25, 2010

Vocalist Needed

Ok, I know it's a long shot, but I figure it couldn't hurt. I've been working with Austin Lewis on an album for the past few months, and we really desperately need someone to sing. Not just anyone, but someone good. I'd say someone amazingly good. We've been looking forever and have come across some really awful singers. Sometimes you just find the right person in the place you would least expect it (like my wife's blog).

So here it is. Below are three of the songs we have. We have about 10 songs and are going through and re-recording all of them now, so they should all sound good in the end, but these should give you an idea of what they will sound like.

If you can sing, or know someone who can sing, or know someone who knows someone who can sing please please please let me know. If you live in the Bay Area, then great, you can record at Austin's house. If you live in Fresno/Clovis area, then great, you can record at my house. If you don't live anywhere near those areas, then you'll have to invest $100 in a microphone and I can teach you how to record.

What we want:
  • Strong powerful melodic vocals. Not too hard, not too soft, just raw power.
  • Some one who can write good melodies and good lyrics. This is harder than it sounds.
  • A recorded sample of you singing. Doesn't have to be high quality, but I just need to hear what you sound like. You can even just sing into the microphone on your laptop.

What we don't want:
  • Cookie Monster or whiny Blink 182 style vocals. There's a high school right around the corner where I can find plenty of that.
  • An explanation of how good you are with no recording to back it up. There's a reason why the American Idol judges have to go through 3000 people to find 20 good singers.

I will even accept ugly people.

So what do you have to lose? Nothing. The worst that can happen is you send a terrible audition, I post it here for all to make fun of, and we all go our separate ways (I'm kidding by the way). What do you have to gain? The possibility of singing in the greatest metal band that ever lived. Seems like a low risk venture to me (no longer kidding).

So, if you are interested, or know someone who is, send a sample recording to


Stephanie S. Toone said...

This would be fun, but I don't want to invest in a $100 microphone. Plus I'm not trained and maybe you're not looking for a female. Maegan would vouch for me that I have an okay voice? Good luck with finding someone.

Boz said...

While I wasn't originally looking for a female singer, I'm not completely against the idea, but it would have to be an amazingly good female singer.

brooke said...

Oh come on...your wife is excellent. Have her do it!

Elisa said...

Good Luck!!! So it sounds like you need a male voice like AeroSmith, def Lepord, or maybe The Fray or a Female like Evenecence, am I right or maybe not. You dont want Cookie monster, why not? Wes listens to that stuff and actually sang a lot in Highschool, even sang in europe on a choir tour, but he'll probably laugh when I ask. He'd probably be better at country. Good Luck. It sounds really good so far!!!!!

maegan said...

Oh come on... Dude does an awesome cookie monster. And you heard him singing "I am a Child of God" last night (and you really should of heard his "Elyette, Elyette, Elyette, I like to beat her up" song from this afternoon- Raffi would be so proud). Train him up right and maybe you'll have a vocalist in 14 years... might be the soonest you can hope for anyway :).

Good luck love.

Stephanie S. Toone said...

Whatever, you guys could aim for a little Billy Gilman in Jack! Ha ha.

Austin said...

Boz, Your wife might be on to something. Having your kids sing could open up a whole new demographic. Even a new musical genre: preschool death metal.
Lol we could go far with this one. I imagine there's a huge untapped market of kids looking for something beyond the same old Raffi and Barney tunes. They're looking for a more edgy sound, and we will be the ones to deliver the goods.