Showmanship, Charisma, blah blah blah
My band is giving me shit because at our last show they said I didn't talk or interact with the audience enough. They said they wanted me to give off more of a warm, approachable persona. They said I lacked the necessarily charisma to front a band. They all think I'm a good singer, but they tell me that being a good singer is only a fraction of what it takes to front a band.
I think they're wrong, and I'm angry with them. Your stage presence or your showmanship is something that can easily be fixed. It isn't something you have to put years of hard work and practice into, unlike developing a good singing voice. In my estimation I would think that that type of thing should only account for like 10% of your job as a singer. When I go up on stage I am fully focused on singing every note clearly and with perfect tone. That's my goal. That doesn't mean I'm shy or afraid of the audience. That's bullshit. I'm not shy, I'm just in concentration mode.
After using the KTVA for the last year, my voice is better than ever. I have a legitimate 4 octave range. My chest voice has expanded by an entire whole tone. My connection between the registers has been solidified and the transition is smooth. My high pitched screams sound stronger and more powerful than ever. I have a strong grasp of how and when to modify my vowels. I use great support and am developing glottal compression. I know how to apply mask and vocal fries when appropriate.
Can anyone else relate to what I'm going through here?