OK, I should have dug deeper in the first place... I found a bunch of old recordings that I'm somewhat hesitant to put up here, but I guess you'll find them interesting. Hopefully after awhile, they'll get buried in the archives of my blog, never to be seen or heard again.
Not sure what it is about keeping a blog that makes you put yourself on the line like this... I hope I don't lose any jobs over this singing...
These are the recordings I sang solos on as a part of the comedy octet, The Other Guys, I was in at the University of Illinois.
Here's Message in a Bottle, a Sting cover.
Every Breath You Take, another Sting cover
Rock with You, a Michael Jackson cover
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, a U2 cover
Waiting for You, a Seal cover
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, a Beatles cover
Wouldn't It Be Nice, a Beach Boys cover
And now for something completely different...
These are recordings I made when I was a teenager... Amazing that I still have them. I wish I had recent recordings of these songs to put side-by-side... too bad.
These are excerpts of songs from the Broadway stage that I recorded with Tom Schleis, my first voice coach. You can hear how he worked on diction and effortless high notes with me... Fortunately, I think some of that still lingers in my singing from time to time...
Here's "Why God Why," from Miss Saigon
"Finishing the Hat," from Sunday in the Park with George
"Lonely House," from Street Scene