Just seen another topic re how to audition a singer. Well here is the "after the audition" topic.
Last night we had 2 singers down for an audition. It`s for a side project to our main band and we will be doing 70/80`s mainstream punk/new wave.
Both of them are nice decent guys who can also play rhythm guitar (well they said so but none of them appeared with a guitar!) but here is the outcome of said meeting.
Singer A. lots of experience, used to do stuff with midi files but wants to go out with a band again. Great communication whilst setting everything up regarding the audition, always quick to answer texts etc, super easy to get on with and has good ideas re songs to cover. His vocals weren`t the strongest but the phrasing was good and he was very enthusiastic and wants to get things up and running and get out gigging asap. He also has a nice pa.
Singer B. An absolute nightmare when it came to setting up the audition. Took 2 weeks to answer my first e mail, said he was ill which was fair enough. Then took a further week to get back to me, said he had lost my number - that was in my first mail. I decided to forget him as he didn`t come across as reliable but he eventually called me and I invited him down.
He had been in a band for 2 years but it fell apart. They had been rehearsing loads but he never mentioned any gigs. He didn`t seem bothered re song choices and never really gave us any idea what songs he wanted to cover. But his voice was strong, really loud and according to the other 2, better than singer A. He also likes loud guitars
The 3 of us had a brief meeting after the studio and I liked A, the other 2 liked B.
I see A as easy to get on with and very positive, a decent singer, says he can give it all the nonsense that is needed to keep things going between songs and as the other 2 didn`t have to deal with the setting up process, A is on the ball re communication.
Singer B has a stronger voice and the other guys reckon he`s a better singer. But his communications were terrible and he was only there for 40 mins and couldn`t wait to bugger off but says he really enjoyed himself. I also get the impression that the last band was more of a social club than a serious band but I could be wrong.
So here I`m sitting wondering why I ever bothered getting back into this band malarkey again....