Lead Singers Must Bring the House DownLead Singers Must Bring the House Down
The lead singer should be the one to stand out on stage. If the singer is being over shadowed by other band members, it means that he or she is a weak performer.
One of the best qualities of a lead singer, performance wise, aside from having the talent, is when they connect well with their audience.
The performance of a lead singer should not depend on how much he’s/she’s getting paid, or how big the audience is. Paid or free gigs, and whomever the vocalist is performing for, performance level singing is a must.
A good lead singer must have the following qualities:
Loves to perform
Sings in perfect timing with the music
Knows all the songs by heart prior to a performance
Attends practice sessions
Sings with emotion
Works well with others
Has stage presence
Performs with confidence
Gwen Stefani of No Doubt is a perfect example of an excellent lead vocalist. She sings with pure emotion and moves on stage like there’s no tomorrow. She connects to the audience in a sense that you’ll forget about band behind her. Other great lead singers are Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Bono of U2, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, and many more.
As a lead vocalist of my band, I always look up to my Idols. They give me inspiration and motivate me to become better. I must admit that I’m not an excellent singer, but I try my very best to entertain my audience every time I’m on stage. I only sing songs that suit my voice so I won’t sound too ambitious. And just like my idols, I practice regularly.
To sum it all up, a true lead singer performs from the heart, connects with the audience, and plays remarkable gigs.