My name is Mike. Around 3 months ago I passed the frontman audition for an Iron Maiden tribute. The audition trashed my voice. I sang the easier songs (Wrathchild, Powerslave) ok, but other songs tore me up (Aces High, Wasted Years) and on most songs I avoided lots of Bruce's high notes, opting for something a 3rd or a 5th down (whatever sounded good in key).
Since then I've spent some time with another vocal course and I can now make it through the whole 12-song set with my voice intact, singing most of the Brucey notes (not even he sings live exactly like he does on record, but chooses some easier notes sometimes - I am somewhere close to his live note selection.)
Previous to the tribute thing I had done some singing. I recorded two "internet band (exchanging files over email)" rock/prog albums for a group called MotH
And in 2009 I did a homerecording solo record. The material for all those projects was considerably less challenging than Maiden and I didn't have to perform it live.
Anyway, I'm looking for whatever encouragement and insights this community can give me to help me improve and I hope to give that value back to others.
Here is a video of me doing Wrathchild during personal rehearsal a few days ago:
Flight of Icarus is in the same channel. Sorry if we're supposed to post vids elsewhere - just trying to paint the picture of where I'm at!