Billy Budapest Posted April 2, 2012 Share Posted April 2, 2012 A question I'm curious about-- How many gigs are you guys doing in a row? I hear so many people say "if you're singing correctly, you should be able to go night after night after night without an issue". And yet, I SELDOM see those kind of schedules from acts with great singers. Take Journey for example. They do a TON of shows. But they've been dropping their keys a half step and not doing a lot of consecutive nights. Arnel Pineda's a great singer, but even he has trouble with night after night after night. So Journey has finally learned to space out their shows. Other singers from the past couldn't do it. Guys like Freddie Mercury couldn't without ducking a lot of his high notes. Steve Perry could for a few years and then he couldn't. Same with a lot of others. I'm doing 4 hour shows and singing 90% of the songs. The 3rd show in a row is always a gamble for me. I can do it, but it's much more difficult. Requires much more "babying" of the voice the the two prior nights and then a lot of work on the third day to get the voice limber. Not a smoker. Not a screamer. Not a drinker. It makes me think that guys that say that you can do it night after night haven't really had to do it. The other thing, the bigger bands out there are maybe doing 2 hour shows. Guys in clubs are doing twice that singing. So what about you guys? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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