So, a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by another prospect. A local Classic Rock band in Kitchener, its members in the 50-year-old age group. Musically mature, the prospect said. This sounded like heaven to me! These guys really sounded dedicated, yet easygoing. This same band had actually contacted me through another site quite a few months back; saying they were looking for a singer. I responded, expressing my interest, but they never really got back to me. However, I was still letting myself get a little excited. We had a quick phone chat during my break at work last week. He asked me a lot of interviewish questions; mainly about my experience with a band (I unfortunately have none) my familiarity with keys and equipment, etc. I'm familiar with both, but no expert. I'm trying to learn, though. Since my only real opportunity to sing anywhere other than at home is through karaoke, there seems to be a bit of a stigma. While I can understand why, I'm not just some drunken karaoke 'singer' who doesn't know what she's doing! Anyway, it seemed to me that the conversation was going well and we had a decent rapport. Our musical tastes are very similar, and I liked their style. We tentatively planned an audition for a couple days later and by his request, I emailed him 10 songs I felt comfortable with.
He was going to email me a list of songs they can play, as well as the details of the upcoming audition. I sent my stuff that night. Never heard back from him. It kind of sucks, but that's how it is. I'm not going to sit around trying to figure out what I may have said or when exactly he was turned off. It doesn't matter because I'm just my honest self and can't change to impress. Either it happens, or it doesn't, but at least I won't regret never trying.
On a lighter note my uncle, John McKinley, played at a local bar/grill called Honest Lawyer on June 8th. Jamie and I joined my mother for a few drinks and some fun music times! I recorded a few videos. Unfortunately, I didn't realize how loud my own voice was coming through, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless!
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