A little over a year ago, I made a promise to myself. When I faced surgery to remove my thyroid, I faced the possibility of losing my singing voice, which I have always treasured but never actually used. I was blessed with a good ear, good lungs and the ability to carry a tune but I let my fear of stage fright keep me from singing anywhere except alone in the car. The fear of losing my ability to sing without anyone having known about it except me was far more gripping than stage fright and so I made a promise to myself. I promised myself that if I came out of that surgery with my singing voice intact, that I would get up on stage and sing – stage fright be damned!
I hemmed and hawed for awhile, as we humans often do when grappling with our fears.
Then, I got an opportunity to audition with Michael’s band, 420 Sunday. Apparently Michael had been telling them about my skills. ♥ That audition resulted in a spot in the lineup as their lead singer just 1 short month ago. Michael has gotten some slack from others about having me in the band. Some say we’re crazy, but those that know us know that we could take over the world. ♥
We had our first gig this past Friday night, only 2 weeks after forming our setlist. The guys were awesome! They made this first time on stage for me as easy as possible. I was still SO nervous (I clung to the mic stand like a security blanket and didn’t move much) but I got up there and I did it! I sang! I sang LOUD and it felt AWESOME. I cannot wait to do it again. Keeping that promise felt mighty good. I have to give major props to Michael because he believed in me, he encouraged me and he was honest with me. I never could have done this without him.
So now that you know the story – watch a few of the videos and let me know what you think! Which one is your favorite? I personally love “Like a Stone”, so I’m going to include that one. :)