Originally Posted by thereallime
My band has been looking for a singer for months now. Have tried the Craigslist thing but hasn't worked well. Any tips on how to search for a singer? Where to put ads
IMHE, the pool of good singer/fronts is the smallest. Demand is high.
Craigslist can work, but I think because of the limited pool, if you simply don't have luck in timing, it can take a while. Keep at it.
In the same vein, you can check and advertise on bandmix.com.
I was involved in a singer search about a year ago. I tried the karaoke thing. It seems like a good idea, but I didn't happen to see anyone. Again, I think you could find someone that way, but it's still going to require a lot of luck in timing.
We decided on the best singer, who didn't have any band experience. The first night out with him was a disaster. He had no fronting ability and his voice didn't initially have the stamina for a bar gig. We stuck with it, and he got much better over time, but that upfront experience and track record is something to consider.
He was replacing someone who was hardly the greatest singer in the world but was great at working the room and engaging the women. I hadn't fully appreciated the job he was doing in that area.