I cant say it was a bad gig... 160 people when we started 280 when we finished... brilliant... Struggled with the voice... been getting over that cold since last weekend and singing with the cold, even tho it was only for 1hr the week before didn't do me any good.
I blasted the steam room 3 times last week and by thursday i thought i was tip top shape... but nope that wasn't the case.
Sound check was good, a little loud but i thought ahead and and knew that as soon as the bodies came through the door this would soak the sound right up! it did to a point but as every bad knows the excitement during the gig makes you louder! There was a good few times my effort levels were at 8 or 9 and because of this my voice gave way on a few songs, this really caused me to lose a little confidence and oops i forgot some of the words... gain! even tho the words are infront of me, the lights make it hard to see. this is an area i need to work on.
The crowd was great and this was definitely the best gig so far for people attending but i know i can make it better and do a more professional gig... Some great tips from Stevie from journey to europe. He was telling me about in ear monitors. Thomann website are doing them for around 180 quid... he swears by them..
it is so important for singers to hear them self and if you really want to make sure you have a long career then you have to invest... Im looking at these inear monitoring system as a next purchase. I just don't like the idea of looking like your listening to a stereo on stage... not the best look, but hey its your voice!
it was good to let the hair down after it! a couple of pints...err a few more on top of that... dreds it brilliant and loud!