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Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 3 2014, 03:47 PM
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Hey guys smile.gif This Saturday, I performed my first solo gig - acoustic guitar and vocals smile.gif It was a very interesting experience and I must say that I enjoyed a big lot. It was an all acoustic event, meant to raise funds for the mom of one of our country's metal singers. He invited people from all the rock/metal bands to perform and of course, everyone said yes without any exception.

There were about 400 people in the audience, which is amazing for that place and I had a hell of a time biggrin.gif Here are two of the three songs I performed:





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post Mar 3 2014, 04:08 PM
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Interesting versions of both song; especially Billy Jean. I never though I'd hear that unplugged. You have a great rasp to your voice. smile.gif
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post Mar 3 2014, 04:46 PM
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I really enjoyed the videos smile.gif You know that always I like separately projects, not only with the band. Congrats for this successful first acoustic gig smile.gif

Even if I will repeat myself I must tell you again that your voice sounds damn awesome smile.gif In Billy Jean the part that start at 2:07, that way of singing it's very..........sexy biggrin.gif (I heard it in that point some girls screaming.......you bad boy laugh.gif laugh.gif ) laugh.gif
I waited to see that idea......you know.....with the beer wink.gif

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post Mar 3 2014, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Mar 3 2014, 03:46 PM) *
I really enjoyed the videos smile.gif You know that always I like separately projects, not only with the band. Congrats for this successful first acoustic gig smile.gif

Even if I will repeat myself I must tell you again that your voice sounds damn awesome smile.gif In Billy Jean the part that start at 2:07, that way of singing it's very..........sexy biggrin.gif (I heard it in that point some girls screaming.......you bad boy laugh.gif laugh.gif ) laugh.gif
I waited to see that idea......you know.....with the beer wink.gif


Haha! Didn't have any beer close enough biggrin.gif But thank you!! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 3 2014, 08:48 PM
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way to go C-Dawg smile.gif
Ive never been a fan of michael jackson but I do like a lot of his songs when they are covered by other people. Very cool version of billie jean, matey. nice job.... on both songs.


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post Mar 3 2014, 09:35 PM
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Great stuff Cos!!
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QUOTE (Palacios @ Mar 3 2014, 03:08 PM) *
Interesting versions of both song; especially Billy Jean. I never though I'd hear that unplugged. You have a great rasp to your voice. smile.gif


Enjoy!!!
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post Mar 3 2014, 09:38 PM
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Super congrats!!!! Well played!!! Going up solo can be pretty scary and you nailed it!

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Hey guys smile.gif This Saturday, I performed my first solo gig - acoustic guitar and vocals smile.gif It was a very interesting experience and I must say that I enjoyed a big lot. It was an all acoustic event, meant to raise funds for the mom of one of our country's metal singers. He invited people from all the rock/metal bands to perform and of course, everyone said yes without any exception.

There were about 400 people in the audience, which is amazing for that place and I had a hell of a time biggrin.gif Here are two of the three songs I performed:





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post Mar 4 2014, 08:52 AM
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Thanks guys!

Neil - that version is totally awesome!

Todd - mate, the audience was so cool, it actually felt like one big party! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 4 2014, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Mar 3 2014, 08:35 PM) *

Enjoy!!!
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Really cool version, different and so enjoyable smile.gif Very catchy this rhythm wink.gif


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post Mar 4 2014, 11:22 AM
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Ha ha! Cosmin Your facial expressions compensate all the lack of movement because of sitting on the chair, surrounded with microphones smile.gif


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post Mar 4 2014, 03:45 PM
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I saw FF in the other thread, but now I know about the event. This is fantastic mate, congratulations! It must have been an amazing experience. How did you feel at first? Were you nervous? happy?



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post Mar 4 2014, 04:19 PM
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Well done Cosmin...That must have been nerve wracking. I enjoyed both songs..and IMO I thought the second, The Best of you, was a more natural performance. cool.gif


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post Mar 5 2014, 12:28 PM
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Thank you guys biggrin.gif As a first experience of this kind - I must admit I was a bit nervous in the beginning, but just because I was sure I would mumble on the lyrics laugh.gif Which actually happened in the Foo Fighters song, as you may notice... BUT smile.gif There's one important thing here - I won the crowd.. When you win the crowd, you can make mistakes and they will find it funny and laugh and feel good. I tried to go along with the flow and just enter into 'party mood' if I can say so... It was a concert in which people came to support a cause and seriousness was understood, but it wasn't by far the moment to be sober. The people in need have to be supported with a good attitude and a bit of a sense of humor smile.gif

All in all, I want to do this again as many times as possible with a lot of songs - got about 50-60 on my list and I am working on re-orchestrating them in acoustic versions smile.gif More to come, soon... wink.gif


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post Mar 5 2014, 02:29 PM
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Just like my father....He could play one chord over an hour and still own the public tongue.gif


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post Mar 6 2014, 08:09 AM
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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Mar 5 2014, 01:29 PM) *
Just like my father....He could play one chord over an hour and still own the public tongue.gif


I always wondered ... aside actual stage experience, how in blazes do you practice to get good at being a frontman? smile.gif I guess this is something you are either born with, or you have a hell of a lot of gigs to help you get good at it smile.gif


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post Mar 6 2014, 10:01 AM
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From my experience with different people with frontman status I can say it is something You can workout through years (that's how it was with my main band leader) but...people who I know to be best at it are people who just are like that. They have a gift. I think Cosmin that You also have some kind of talent for it smile.gif Even though I was never able to see You live on gig smile.gif


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post Mar 6 2014, 02:03 PM
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Thank you for your kind thoughts mate - but, I still have a long way to go. You know what scares me the most? What if I will open my mouth and say something REALLY stupid? laugh.gif


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post Mar 6 2014, 02:43 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 6 2014, 01:03 PM) *
You know what scares me the most? What if I will open my mouth and say something REALLY stupid? laugh.gif

No chance, Darek has right and you have a gift for this wink.gif Assuming that you will say something really stupid, just make one of your facial expressions and everything will be like never happened tongue.gif biggrin.gif Seriously, i'm not kidding, you are a very charismatic guy and people like this. This is a great quality for a frontman wink.gif Nothing will be so bad if you will make a mistake. People will not judge you very harshly or at least this is how I guess smile.gif
Or......you can pray that my theory to be a good one laugh.gif laugh.gif



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post Mar 6 2014, 04:40 PM
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See...now Monica confirms wink.gif


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post Mar 7 2014, 06:33 PM
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Haha! Thanks guys smile.gif Whenever I will have any doubts, I will keep your words in mind smile.gif


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