Alright, guys. I first had this idea last summer, and the idea was replanted in my head at MAGFest. What's making me serious about it is the following:
1. The idea was replanted by other people, not by me. I actually overheard a conversation saying "It would be awesome if a Vocaloid cover band played at MAGFest next year!"
2. Vocaloid is getting a presence at MAGFest, even though us Vocaloid fans don't seem ready for it. We'd all just look at each other in line to play Dreamy Theater 2nd on the awesome $344 arcade controller and go "Holy crap, you like Vocaloid, too?"
3. Vocaloid might be having a panel next year if I can get some Western producers interested. Maybe. Still discussing with the MAGFest heads.
So the time seems ripe to do this.
The basic idea is that I want to make a Vocaloid cover band. Our basic intention isn't even to release CDs, at least not for now, just to play at cons. (Note: I will be chatting with some of the various video game bands to see if/what they do about rights for their cds, as that knowledge is my largest hold up.) I am hoping to actually play by next MAGFest, but there are too many variables on that one to say for certain.
Anywho, this thread is both to gauge and garner interest in the concept as well as to see who is interested in being in something like this. NOTE: While it would be easier for all of the band members to be from the east coast area for practice reasons, I am very flexible to this becoming an internet band where we all learn the songs, meet at MAGFest (or fill in the blank con), spend some time practicing there, and then perform. If I wasn't open to that, I wouldn't be posting on here like this. HOWEVER, I am NOT simply taking people because "Oh, I know you and you play _____!" So if you are interested in this, please let me know. My most likely selection will probably be an informal audition type thing. Basically, I'll say, "Here, try to play this," and you play it and send me a recording/video. Bassists, be warned, Stardust Utopia is on the list of songs to do.
Now, I realize that there's not a plethora of Sheet music for Vocaloid songs, but I think with the right talent we can figure most of it out, plus I have a small handful of people near me that can help with arrangement and finding chords and all that nonsense.
Songs will range from the well known, such as Melt, to the obscure, which is quite a bit harder for me to judge, honestly, but I suspect Slow Motion isn't well known.
Songs will range from the easy, like Coward Montblanc, to the very difficult, like Kouun no Tsubo and Sonezaki Shinju. Clearly, harder songs will be reserved for later, but some are higher priority. Stardust Utopia, for instance, isn't really a breeze for anyone. Except maybe vocals, and trust me, that's only if you know the words really well. (range isn't a problem, really, but the words can be.)
I am accepting male or female for the main singer, though I'd like to have both.
Some of our favorite Vocaloid songs are clearly not rock or guitar centric or even have guitar at all. These will be arranged to fit our band line-up.
Anyone with more keyboard skills than me will be highly accepted; we may want two keyboardists anyways.
Expect all songs to be done at least in a rock flavor, but not necessarily heavier rock. For instance, Hello Planet would be styled sort of like Animaniguchi songs. See: the soundtrack to the Scott Pilgrim game, or their song on Rock Band Network.
Any takers? Or anyone who would come hear us at a con?
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