2008-12-23

FAILED!!!!!!

Hybrid failed in the Spirit of Music audition.
I can only blame our unpreparedness to be the main cause.

We've only jammed 3 times :

1st Time :- (A week before audition)
Vocal was sick
Still looking for keyboardist
Drummer first time jamming with us

2nd Time :- (Day before audition)
Guitar not available
Keyboardist first time playing with us

3rd Time :- (Audition Day)
First time full band
Practised for 20 mins.

However, I'm pretty impressed that we manage to pull off quite decently L'arc'en'ciel's "Nexus 4" and GLAY's "Winter Again" with that amount of practice.

I can't help to laugh on the comment sheet that we received.

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Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 12:33:01 +0800
From: spiritsofmusic@gmail.com
To: xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Comment Sheet of The Audition


We are sorry to inform you that ??? was not selected to perform for Spirits of Music 2009. Below is the comment sheet of the audition.

Don't give up! We hope to see you in our future event :)


HYBRID

No.

Name

Position

Remark

1.

David Chin

Guitar

Steady, good touch! Nice tone

2.

Kian Meng

Guitar

Not so skillful

3.

Sim Choong How

Bass

Tone very good, consistent

4.

Gary Chua

Vocal

''feel' very good, not so powerful

5.

Siong Xi

Keyboard

Volume control a bit messy

6.

Jun

Drum

Consistent! Steady!


Style of Music

JRock

JPop



Markings:

Technical Ability (40%):

- All members are technically competent and secure with their parts.

-overall good performance. A bit messy. Not tight. Need more practice

Band Ensemble (40%):

- Satisfactory ensemble work.

- Communication, chemistry and energy is lacking

-Sometimes, band members are detached from each other

-Guitarists not fully locking with drummer and bassist

-All musicians are steady! Quite skillful! Good sound balance.

Stage Presentation (20%):

-very stiff!!

-only the rhythm guitarist (Kian mg) is displaying any physical interest in the music.

-Vocalist must extend more flair, passion and confidence.

- No presentation! No coordination!


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Anyhow, I'll take this as a challenge. Thank you to those who encouraged us by coming to see us practise. We'll do better next time.

P/S : RM50 to play just 2 songs at a CRAPPY studio is DAMN HELL EXPENSIVE based on the fact that this is NOT a competition and "winners" is not guaranteed on receiving any prize out of this event.



!!! UPDATE !!!
Pics from Audition






2 Comments:

  1. Яeiki said...
    wah ~~~
    Audition Day only First time full band??? Practised for 20 mins.
    How sempat woh ??

    i also damn shock when i know u fail.

    I hope can see you guys on other stage ! Gah Yau ah !!
    dctw said...
    Thanks lar.......
    We failed because we're not good enough mar.

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