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Hello everyone! Thanks for taking the time to audition for our band. We are at the closing of one chapter of our musical careers and are excited to forge ahead with a new lead singer, new sound, and new friend! First, a bit about us. We have been together for five years and play a range of genres, including jam music, funk, rock, and a little bit of blues and jazz. We currently work with three booking agents who keep us employed consistently touring around Michigan. We would like a singer with charisma, someone not afraid to really "go for it" because we like to throw a lot of musical energy around when we play. It wouldn't hurt if you play another instrument as well, as we do have jams that can last for a while and we want you to play with us if you're comfortable doing that and singing. It will not hurt your chances if you are not a multi-instrumentalist, however. We have mandatory practice three times a week (Monday night, Tuesday night, and Thursday afternoon) and gig virtually every weekend. Be sure you really have the time to undertake this!! The time commitment is paid back in full with incredible weekends and a bunch of groovy music. We want to hear from you if you mean business!

Auditions will be held at our band house (216 Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI) on Mondays between 8-10:30pm, Tuesdays 7-9:30pm, and can also be arranged for another date if these times do not work. Call Brian (248) 508-7225 if you would like to arrange a different audition time, or message our facebook page.

For your audition, we would like you to prepare a piece to sing to us that you feel shows off your vocal talent and you are comfortable with. The second part of your audition is to prepare two of these cover songs below, whichever you feel gels with your sound and style best. All of the songs on this list are songs we play regularly, and we will play these two songs live with you at your audition.

Mustang Sally, Give Me One Good Reason, Superstition, Oh Darling, Don't Let Me Down, Fly Like an Eagle, The Joker, Aeroplane, Walkabout, Play That Funky Music

Thanks for taking the time to read this and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Who called the police anyway??

Ah. Saturday Night. Fire hoopers performing to The Blue Effect out in the street, and over a hundred enthusiastic fans dancing through the night. We hope you had a great time, we know we did. It was a shame that the police paid a visit to our house party, apparently they had no problems with the noise, but that didn't stop the landlord from shutting us down a couple hours in. Regardless, what an awesome time, you can look forward to more shows of that nature starting in the fall. Please 'like' us on facebook, and we'll keep you posted with all of our upcoming shows and events. Until then, keep on tunin' in. :D

Show This Saturday!

What a week its been. Rocking the Loft last weekend was a great time, and we'd like to thank all our fans for coming out and making the night an incredible experience. If you missed the show, we'll see you at the next one. Speaking of which! This Saturday, The Blue Effect will be playing at a huge party on Park Lane in East Lansing. If you're in the area, you should definitely come out. We'll have live music and dancing all night long, and might not play back in East Lansing for a little while this Summer.

Your humble musicians, The Blue Effect

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