THREE BAD CAREER MOVES FOR VOCAL DUOS

 

 

 

 

1.WAIT 40 YEARS BEFORE GETTING TOGETHER 
Toy with the idea but don't actually pair up until nearly 40 years later. Let the female singer go off in various professional directions--with the Channel 9 Singers, the Kevin Hocking Singers, backing Kahmal on tour, voicing advertising jingles, completing a music degree,  teaching .... Meanwhile, let the male singing partner spend most of the 40 years in restaurants, becoming an unusually versatile solo guitarist, and almost never singing.
                    
2.SPEND NEXT TO NOTHING ON YOUR DEBUT CD
Make it on a  four-track in a private home. Use only voices and guitar. Don't overdub--take your approach from the title track, 'Pretty World', where two people make something they love from the simplest things. (If kind pro friends offer help, like Tony Webb, who did the mastering---grab it gratefully)

3.DO SONGS YOU LOVE AND FORGET 'THE MARKET'
Sing Aba Daba Honeymoon if you loved it as a kid. Use kazoos on some things (rise above the giggles). If you can't choose between two Jobim songs, squash them together and pretend it's one..... 
 
THREE RULES FOR MAKING A DUO PROJECT RICHLY REWARDING
(AND  HEAPS OF FUN )...........
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