I need your help Talkbass Bro's ans Sis's!!! Our band has been going a good while but the singer we have is average at best and monotone, atonal, out of key, tone deaf and arrogant at worst (and he spends most of his time at the latter end of the scale). Anyway, to cut this story short he's getting the chop and we're auditioning new vocalists on the side. We play Original Experimental Rock (not a very specific description I know!), and put a few internet ads out for singers interested in doing the same. To our surprise we got a reply (1 so far! woo!). So now it comes to the interview, and I really dont know the best way to do it! Should she have some material to listen to beforehand? We have a demo with our other singer on but we don't want to influence her interpretation of the vocals. Should we get her to sing something acapella? This seems very intimidating but could be invaluable! Should we just play and see what she makes of it? Should we play accoustic or very quiet so we can hear her properly (at least the latter I would have thought!). Should we get her to sing something she is familiar with so we can really hear her at work? It's important she's versatile and creative, but also able! We want someone who can actually SING (and not mimic some of the "styles" currently so popular). Obviously we need to see whether we think we'll get on with her but are there any other pertinent questions we should explore??? Gimmie your years of experience please people! If she's free we'll audition on Tuesday the 11th so we have a week or so (but obviously shorter if we need to send her material). Thanks in advance! Mohawk. P.S. I'll be away for a week but I'll pick up replies when I have computer access.