To be good at anything, you must have skills. It’s as simple as that. As a musician, I recognize that my skills will be very different than one of my peers. I do not just mean as a vocalist, my skills will be different than that of an saxophonist. I mean as a musician, disregarding my instrument, my strengths will differ from my peers.
As a self-evaluation of my skills, I would say my greatest strengths lie in showmanship. Due to my history of being on a stage, performing a wide variety of different acts, I have become quite comfortable being in front of people. I know how to get a crowd going to say the least. I have often MC’d talent shows and led events.
My favorite style of performance is putting on a rock concert. This is because Rock n’ Roll is my favorite genre of music. Rock n’ Roll is meant to heard AND seen. While I love listening to a track on my iPod, there is nothing like seeing a great rock show. In my band in Denver, Big Wheeler and the HooDoos, I take on the role of being a front man. As lead singer (and bassist), I am the face of the band. I have to live the music that I am singing and playing. While my band mates may capture and relay the sound, I am the skinny end of the funnel, concentrating it onto the audience. My great skill in showmanship is what allows me to do this.
While I think I have many skills, being a front man, in any situation, is my greatest. My ability to put on a great show will be a skill that I will use for the rest of my life, regardless of my career.