Joey Belladonna speaks out about in-ear monitors, vocal health and developing one’s unique vocal talent.
Joey Belladonna, of Anthrax fame, has shared the stage with Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Dio, Judas Priest and many others.
He’s also one of 136 contributors to The Ultimate Guide to Singing – we asked him to share practical advice in these videos:
The Secret to Stage Monitoring
Joey Belladonna is convinced that in-ears are the way to go – for him.
They give the option of creating an individual mix, helping him to “find the band” and his voice.
In-ear monitors, Belladonna says, create a stage environment that does not need to be loud to be effective.
Vocal Health that Works
When it comes to vocal health – this hard rocker doesn’t make things tough for himself.
To sustain an active gigging life, Belladonna’s methods are common sense:
Good sleep, a good diet, no over-speaking – and paying attention to one’s physical needs.
Finding Your Unique Voice
Vocal damage can result simply from not being oneself, Joey Belladonna says.
“Find the most comfortable spot within your range – roll with that and try to be yourself.”
He calls it finding your vocal “spot” – that physical-mental place which allows you to express your singing energy powerfully.
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Joey Belladonna was the lead singer of the legendary group Anthrax, featured on over 10 albums selling over eight million records. He shared the stage with Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Dio, Judas Priest and many others. He also performs regularly with the Belladonna solo band. www.joeybelladonna.com