Have you ever wondered about the secret lives of session musicians?

The performers on many tracks you have heard, yet may not recognise!

Likewise, the live performers sometimes not on the recording but are doing the gigs and touring.

A segment on Radio New Zealand’s Music 101 programme “The Secret Life of Musicians” brought me alongside my good friend, and my fellow L.A.B backing vocalist Lisa Tomlins.

She is, in my opinion, the hardest working session singer in the business.

Lisa lives in Wellington and I live in Auckland. As it turned out, we were in Christchurch for an L.A.B gig when the interview went to air.

As we were together, we listened to the interview live and made a reaction video!

Usually my weekly videos answer questions I get asked about singing and I offer tips, tools or resources that can help you with your singing.

There are many professional and personal insights on our now not so secret lives being session musicians. In addition to that, there are also lots of laughs!

Watch the secret lives of session musician reaction video to see: 

  • (01:49) – Interview starts
  • (05:50) – Jim Hall segment
  • (14:49) – Ned Ngatae segment
  • (17:55) – Chip Matthews segment
  • (19:40) – Lisa Tomlins segment
  • (22:05) – Mike Hall segment
  • (23:29) – My segment!
  • (25:18) – Tips, skills and insights on being a session singer

Listen to the full RNZ Music 101 interview with Yadana Saw here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/music101/audio/2018785332/the-secret-life-of-session-musicians

It features great stories and very sage advice from Jim Hall, Ned Ngatae, Mike Hall and Chip Matthews.

Got questions or thoughts about the video or becoming a session singer?

Comment below and I’ll get Lisa back for a Q & A session!

Follow Lisa here: https://www.facebook.com/lisatomlinsmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/lisatomlins/

Cherie

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