Getting the chance to support a band that had a huge impact on the scene when I was in my early 20's would be just perfect. So I'm glad to say it happened last night at the Robin2 venue in Bilston.
As part of The King Lot I got the chance to open for the very cool Tyketto. What a band they were and still are. When I arrived at the venue I was impressed. It was like a small Barrowlands in Glasgow. The engineers Sean and Matt where really cool guys. Sean gave me a bit of education on the area and how it was called the Black Country. He was really nice guy.
Once it came time to approach the stage the room was packed. I estimate 600 or so people. The set was a brilliant one, punchy and it went down really well. I felt my signing was strong. I have been concentrating on my posture and breathing. I have found that being more aware of this it's helped me perform better, fill me with more confidence. I warmed up to my vocal exercise album which Iv just released called Etna Musica, available on iTunes.
I got a good chat with Danny Vaughan of Tyketto about vocals. To chat to this guy about this kind of thing is brilliant. He told me he does a lot of Italian based exercise because of the way the language is set. It uses a lot of the different sounds that we need to exercise the vocals.
After the gig we did a meet and greet selling out CD's and other merchandise. This is when we got amazing feedback. Some said we were the best support act they had ever see and that they loved us. This was really amazing to get this feedback. My good friend Mark said to me that it was no bad night that happened because of a few songs I wrote. The reality of it is that 1st I don't see it like that, 2nd I can really only majorly thank Chris my drummer for his continuous hard work on getting these gigs, battling with promotors, making new friends and of course losing the idiots along the way.
Really loved that concert last night.