On Saturday, February 3rd, I've agreed to sing a set or two with a local cover band. We had our first practice last night and, well, I'm glad we'll be practicing again between now and then.
I'm pretty much getting song selections that:
a) I've at least heard before,
b) Are more or less in my range, and
c) Nobody else wants to sing.
Sounds like a great basis for a show, huh?
It's supposed to be sort of an "unplugged" acoustic evening, but there's some contention between one of the guitarists and the bass player about exactly what that's going to entail. As long as I get a microphone, I'm staying out of it.
Actually, I think it's going to be good practice for me. Our recording sessions for the original band are dragging on and I haven't been doing a very good job of staying warmed up and working on singing fundamentals outside of my vocal lessons. This will force me to sing every day as I learn the songs and try to make them listenable.
The original project (which still doesn't have a band name) is starting to sound really good, though. Our new studio is leaps and bounds better than what we had before and it makes a huge difference in the output. As soon as we have a couple of songs ready to share, I'll put them up on my MySpace and invite you all to listen to them. It shouldn't be much longer.
Update: Uh, nevermind. The cover band decided to work with the existing band members for the gig. Sniff. I know when I'm not wanted. (Just kidding. I'm actually relieved to free up the time for all of the other stuff I have going on.)