A friend referred me to the guitarist of a band who was looking for a singer. The guitarist gave me a tape, yes a tape, no CDs or USB at the time. So primitive.
Most of the songs in the tape were Seattle sounds like Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and a collaboration band/album called Temple of the Dog.
I sucked in the audition. My golden voice (or lack thereof) didn’t work. I also lacked confidence, I was nervous, and most of all I had no timing.
Timing is important for singers, and I did not have that, even up to now.
I may have failed my dream of being in a band. But at least I tried, and it was not a boring teenage years after all.
It was not a total failure though. Months later, I formed a sort of “temporary” or “optional” band. We’ve had one gig in our college of architecture department’s get together party.
I suck as a lead singer, but confident when I’m in a choir haha :D.
This is one of the songs I sang in the audition.