The Dreds is my favourite place to play. The staff, the venue, the way you are treated is just first class.. The King Lot have been so used to playing and support bigger bands in a 30 min slot so when it comes time to do our own show we have to work a little harder to get rehearsed.
We had great bands with us tonight and the place was really busy which was a great feeling. I need to admit that since our last gig and other gigs I've been doing I have been working on my posture for singing. The main thing I have been letting fall is not supporting myself and anchoring when holding my notes. The result of this can put strain in the voice. Vocally I did ok, but I recognise that if I want to hold notes longer I need to set up my focus well before I get to this point in the song. I'm in hope that by being aware of what I need to do and blog about it will only help.
One of the highlights of the night was having young Marc on stage with us for Ghost of You. However I never gave him enough time to get on stage. Just as we started the song Marc couldn't get a sound, this put me off as I could see him at the corner of my eye trying to fix it and so I just knew everyone would be focus sing on that. Like a true pro Marc sorted the problem. I believe it turned out his master was turned down, a true spinal tap moment.
Having Marc on stage really filled out the sound, it was bigger, louder and it felt good to have him with us. The only reason we are s three price as it was easy for me to organise the recording time of the album with 3 people rather than 4.even though I have no regrets i probably wuld have made it a 4 or 5 piece if I was to do it again.
After Marc left the stage I was a little on edge and as acre silt started to make a good few mistakes do when it came time to end the show I was a little fed up.!iv been in this situation many times and the only thing you can do is shrug it off. The feedback was great and as usually everyone was very complimentary about the show.
Next time il be having a beer afterwards.