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Thread #138028   Message #3158542
Posted By: stallion
22-May-11 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
Subject: RE: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
just tried singing mountain dew concentrating on the yorkshire accent and it does work, even with the phrasing which is rooted in Irish/english. hold my hands up, it does sound different than I would normaly, without thinking, sing it. Having said that I only get to sing it when i give the audience a choice to choose English, Scottish or Irish, they invariably choose Irish, then I give 'em a choice of happy or miserable - they choose happy, I then tell them i only know one happy Irish song, take the laugh and sing mountain dew, but that rarely happens these days cos I am rarely on my own, don't do it with 2BS&S. Oh I forgot, for it to work you have to set the audience up by letting them know you know a lot of Irish songs.