I heard someone say the title of this post recently and have been thinking about it A LOT this week as once again, I witnessed a group of youngsters come together to create new music on the SOSLAM Young Musician Project.
Here in the UK this week, we've been plunged into an icy wasteland; with sub-zero temperatures and conditions that we're just not used to. Weather like this is really not great for our vocal health, so we need to take extra care with our voices. Here I talk about some of the things we can be doing to help keep our voices healthy
This weeks article is for anyone who's ever been outside of their routine: whether you're coming back from a tour, finishing a stint in a musical or a play, spent some time preparing for College auditions, or you've been buried in the recording studio with Oreos and cups of tea; getting back to some kind of normality and into routine can be a tricky challenge, especially for us creatives who tend to use the term 'routine' pretty loosely compared to normal society, as it is!
Two of my worlds collided at this year's Super Bowl half time show: my love for a good 'ole fashioned extravaganza and in my opinion, the greatest musician of all time .... no, I'm definitely not talking about Justin Timberlake in the latter statement: I'm referring to his dedication to the genius that was Prince.
Now 2018 is in full swing and the colds, flu and infection take hold over the winter months, I look at another potential problem facing singers.
When you sing 'negative tension' can be your worst enemy; especially if it appears in and around the area where the larynx sits. Lack of sleep, stress and illness are the three common causes and getting a hold of it can be a challenge for any singer. Read this week's article to find out some of the ways you can identify and combat it
It may be Black Friday, signifying the start of the festivities for a lot of people, but for others their heads are still very much in the game. As we move into audition season, particularly for those looking to head to college next year, many are filled with dread and fear at the thought of it all! So, having been to my fair share I've been reflecting on both my good and bad audition experiences
For this week's article, I've turned to my good friend Paul Finch. Paul is a touring sound engineer with Theatre shows and produces original artists at his studio in Southend-on-sea; so he knows a thing or two about what to look for. I asked him some questions to provide some much needed guidance on how to decide on which microphone you need, how much you should be spending and how to approach it all.