August 5th, 2015 | by VoiceCouncil
Vocal Coach comments from David Combes
Hi Sandra, thanks for sending this in. You are an accomplished singer with some solid technique and a voice I could listen to over and over again. Coaching you on this video alone there are a couple of things I would work on with you, which you might want to think about. This is a recording of a performance, not a rehearsal, but there are several points where you get the notes right but are not present in the song; you are looking around the room with no real focus and although it sounds good it feels a little like you are just ‘going through the motions’. With your solid voice, and such a catchy song, you could try connecting with your audience more. You also stay within quite a small part of your voice but sound as if you probably have a huge range, and you repeat several phrases exactly the same, have you thought about mixing it up a bit? Try taking the melody up in some of the later choruses, anchoring down and taking the song further – I’d suggest you treat yourself to couple of 1 to 1 sessions with a rock vocals coach to work on pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
Sandra Hosgood's bio
Born in the big city of Toronto but raised as a small town girl in Milton Ontario, Sandra Hosgood started writing songs at the tender age of 13, influenced by all around her, and driven by the support of her parents.
She studied Music Theatre at Sheridan College and has has been active in Theatre for most of her life. Sandra didn’t take long to realize she had a passion for singing and song writing, growing up listening to the sounds of Janis Joplin, Heart and Fleetwood Mac.
Strong roots with a positive perspective is what separates Sandra from all else. Her latest album “Distant Echoes” was released in 2011 with her featured single and music video “Hey You”. Sandra is now the lead singer for the Sandra Good Band and excited to be working with such seasoned players.
This singer was an entrant in our competition which ended on January 15th 2016.
The overall winner received:
- 1000.00 in Prizes (USD or equivalent)
- Feedback from Celebrity Vocal Coaches
- Media promotion for You and Your Music