Is that how I sound to others??

Listening back to a recording of yourself is a risky business.

Yesterday a friend sent me on the song that emerged from my very first session in a recording studio, and I was pleasantly surprised (Wait till you hear the vocal).

But it doesn’t always work like that.

My 5 yr-old has recently discovered that his voice sounds different when it’s played back to him compared to what he hears himself when he speaks. And he’s not too happy about the ‘new’ version.

And that feeling can be amplified when we listen back to a recording of ourselves singing – because while the sound of our speaking voice is what it is largely, the quality of our singing voice can mean a lot more to us. I have experienced this feeling myself, and I’m sure that many of you can identify with it.

Displaying this singing voice for the world to see can bring things to another level for people, but it hasn’t stopped 17 (and counting) current and past participants of the Teenage Theme Nights however.

The Teenage Theme Night Sessions began 6 weeks ago – an initiative to keep the guys singing and playing while we couldn’t do it live, and Song 17 was posted today. It features 2019 graduate Tara Reilly singing Carole King’s (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman – to give it it’s full title.

You can see all 17 songs posted so far here.

I’m sure it wasn’t easy for some of these guys to put these videos out there, but the only way to get used to hearing your voice as others do (a must for musicians) is to listen…