The emotional challenge is to keep the dynamics and feel of the song while adding all these instruments, as often the initial intent can get lost in the mix. Mentally, when I’m recording instruments or vocals, my mind is working as though I’m part of a band, not a soloist.
I always wanted to sing professionally but unsupportive relationships in my late teens meant that I lost a lot of confidence in my musical ability and shelved my singing dreams for a while. When I was 21, I was asked to audition for a band after a band member heard me singing karaoke on a night out. I got the job and went on to work with a number of bands on the cabaret circuit and then moved onto working with original bands in more recent years.