We had a singer who developed a whale of a cold a couple of days before an important gig. He wanted to go out and party, but had no voice whatsoever. We poured Uzo down his throat, followed by Drambuie and whatever we had in the medicine cabinet, threw him under about five blankets and had our drummer sit on him until he passed out. Worked.Dear Vocalists
What do you drink prior to a gig to free up vocal chords and dislodge phlegm? Drambiue, cough medicine, beer?
Thanks, phlegm filled vocalist.
interesting indeed, in my case milk appears to lube well but creates the afore mentioned throat snot which appears to rob me of half of my top octave… and invariably I only find out of the robbery when I need those notes, in front of patrons who aren’t nearly drunk enough at that stage.On stage I drink water or seltzer with lemon.
In the studio, I used to struggle to keep my voice in good shape for a long day of singing. I tried tea with honey, warm water with lemon etc.
One day I went against all advice and started drinking chocolate milk in the recording studio when tracking lead vocals. I’m not fond of the taste of milk or the feeling it gives in the stomach, but it lubes the throat. I can sing and sing and sing and shout, and howl, and sing and I never lose my voice.
Everyone from band mates to recording engineers have told me it’s gross, but they never argue with the results.
Throat snot!! Ewwwwww hahaVery
interesting indeed, in my case milk appears to lube well but creates the afore mentioned throat snot which appears to rob me of half of my top octave… and invariably I only find out of the robbery when I need those notes, in front of patrons who aren’t nearly drunk enough at that stage.
Some beer prior to a show helps me calm any nerves and approach some songs with more authority, but gee it’s a balance. To much and .. well we’ve probably all been thereIf I want to sing at my best, both live and in studio, just water.
If I just want to have fun (not in studio though, time is money), everything with alcohol in it.