Please see YouTube video description for Songsmiths’ audition feedback. Recorded at www.thecooler.co.za.
The Birth of Songsmiths I hadn’t seen Ed in about a decade when, a few months ago, he heard one of my songs online and reached out. Long story short, I agreed – enthusiastically – to produce “I Will Never Forget” (coming soon) and made a plan to collaborate with more songwriters who could sing […]
Well done, Katleho. Your passion makes for a good performance and I like the lyrics. I would like to have heard something more happening in the instrumental spaces though. Something has to take over from the lead vocal there. The pianist could lay back more (maybe a lot more) while you’re singing, then shine in […]
I like the chilled, spacey vibe of the music and the melody is pretty good, but there is considerable room for improvement in the vocal performance. Read full commentary on YouTube. Voice recorded at The Cooler recording studio.
This is Chris rusty (his word). But the guitar playing is solid, the lyrics beautiful and I love his voice. I reckon it’s a great performance given that it’s one live take and the song is so new that he’s reading the lyrics. Read full commentary on YouTube. Recorded at www.thecooler.co.za.
As soon as I heard the guitar I relaxed a little. It’s a soothing rhythm and the 12-string guitar suits the Maskandi style. Nice. Read my full commentary in the description on YouTube.
Izak has a great feel for music. Part of that is having good rhythm and timing, but it’s also how you interpret the music. I see it in his audition and I’ve seen it when he’s playing bass for Club of Suns. Thanks for coming through Izak. Audition recorded at The Cooler.
Portia doesn’t give us much of a performance, but her voice…butter voice. So, for maximum enjoyment watch this video with your ears. Audition recorded at The Cooler recording studio.
You have loads of potential Gerrie, I just think that you need to enunciate your vocals better. Find a balance between the tone you’re after and the vocal sounding natural. Check the video on YouTube for my full commentary. Gerrie studies at COPA Music School. Audition recorded at The Cooler recording studio.
This song/video has a goosebumps moment for me. Danny kicks his voice into high gear at 2m15s then hits the limit of his range at around 2m34s. The goosebumps come on the very next note when his voice takes on that rasping, rock edge. See full commentary in the video description on YouTube.