I'm a latecomer to singing publicly. About five years ago, I felt it was time to poop or get off the pot, so to say, and had been hearing a spot on my local (Madison WI) community station for "live band karaoke" with the Gomers - great musicians who've been around for over thirty years.
I went, attempted R.E.M.'s "Driver 8", which was sadly appropriate as a train song, 'cause it was a wreck. But I persevered, and was a regular till the shows ended year before last. The performances were uneven, to be kind, but appreciated in the main by the audience, who I felt could see I really cared about connecting with them and communicating the emotion of the song.
Since then, I've been trying to scare up some folks who share my musical tastes via craigslist, and although there've been numerous nibbles, nothing has come to fruition. So I'm consigned to creating barest of bones audio files, and posting the R.E.M. work (my favorite artists, if you haven't sussed that) to a fan group, garnering a few "Likes" and "Loves". Obviously, it doesn't compare to live performance, but there it is.
Sorry to be so long winded. If you're interested, I post the files herehttps://solastcentury.wordpress.com
At present, there are over 200. Some are better than others; all could do with a re-do, which I frequently do ... um, do.
You'll notice a distinct strain in my voice. I have sinus issues and possible LPR (silent reflux), which can wreak havoc with my vocal cords, as well as a damnable tendency to try to control when recording, but I think they're fairly on pitch, and won't injure your delicate ears too badly. -g-
Any honest and constructive analysis is welcome.