bob e michael
- Aug 22, 2006
- Reaction score
- wild wild west
I started singing backing vocals in the 80s when I was in a keyboard trio that played a lot of great rooms from the Keys to West Palm Beach. I sang lead on one or two songs a night, got pretty good at it.
In the 90s and early 2000s I played in an oldies band in Pittsburgh where I sang more lead as well as backing vocals on almost every tune. In the early 2000s I got a major promotion in my day job. I moved to Maryland and for five years and I only subbed in bands during this time. When I would travel to Pittsburgh on occasion to sub in my brother's band I'd sing, otherwise not so much.
On one of those trips in January of 2008 I had a major stroke. It affected my speech patterns to an extent that I retired in September of 2009, in 2010 I moved back to Pittsburgh. A major part of my job involved public speaking. My speech particularly deteriorates when I'm tired. I started gigging again in 2010, but my lead vocal days were over. I still contribute background vocals today.
The Middle by Jimmy Eat World.