Day 8 – 30 Day Challenge – Ryan Adams – Wonderwall

Today’s for my #30DayChallenge I’m singing Ryan Adams’ cover of Wonderwall, originally by Oasis.

30 Day Challenge – Ryan Adams – Wonderwall by Kevin Stanton

Personally, I think this is one of the best I’ve done so far. It’s a slow song and doesn’t really have a wide vocal range to it, so it demands a lot less from me than most of the other songs I’ve done.

As in all my recordings for the #30DayChallenge, this was done in one take.

Day 7 – 30 Day Challenge – Ray LaMontagne – Trouble

And here’s today’s song. Musically a really simple song, yet incredible due to the rhythm and Mr. LaMontagne’s incredible, soulful voice. Definitely pushing the limits of my vocal range on this one, and he also tries to cram a ridiculous amount of words into the last part of each verse!

30 Day Challenge – Ray LaMontagne – Trouble by Kevin Stanton

Day 6 – 30 Day Challenge – Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová – Falling Slowly

Okay, so yes, I missed a day. It was a hellish Monday and I just ran out of time. So today I make up for it with two posts, doing two songs that I have never practiced or performed before. This’ll be interesting…

30 Day Challenge – Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová – Falling Slowly by Kevin Stanton

Let me know what you think!

Day 4 – 30 Day Challenge – Jason Mraz – After An Afternoon

Long day, but finally got around to getting a song recorded before the day ended! A friend of mine suggested “Hey Delilah” by the Plain White T’s and I started learning it but the vocals are practically a tounge twister so I’ll have to practice that before I give it a go.

Instead, I recorded one of my all-time favorite Jason Mraz songs. Guitar-wise it’s pretty damn simple, but lyrically it’s a challenge because Mr. Mraz is a classically trained singer. He has been known to sing a little bit of opera during his live shows, if that gives any indication as to his abilities.

So here goes:

30 Day Challenge – Jason Mraz – After An Afternoon by Kevin Stanton

As always, hope this isn’t too terrible for people to listen to, and let me know what you think. And if you’re a singer and can tell me what I’m doing wrong, I’d appreciate it!

And if you’re wondering why on earth I’m posting un-edited, sloppy covers of otherwise great songs, read this.

Day 3 – 30 Day Challenge – Flight Of The Conchords – A Kiss Is Not A Contract

Woo! 10% complete with my 30 day challenge. Since it’s Friday, and been a helluva week, I opted to sing a silly song by FOTC. I really would love to do “Business Time”, but since this challenge is supposed to be about singing, I’ll have to save that for fun after I’m done.

I also switched things up a bit and recorded this one in the bathroom for some nice reverb – I think it makes the song more meaningful</sarcasm>.

30 Day Challenge – Flight Of The Conchords – A Kiss Is Not A Contract by Kevin Stanton

Hopefully you find this entertaining! 🙂