The Bucket List began a couple of years ago and we compiled a small set list, played a few unplugged nights and even played a wedding. Our original goal was to pick tricky songs and acoustify them for performance at some of the local talent nights like Rous Unplugged, Tintenbar Upfront or Stokers Siding 15 Minutes of Fame. We didn't last long, however, as Leigh was not in a position to focus on the project in any depth at the time. Move forward two years and time has opened up for Leigh and I and we are now developing The Bucket List in earnest.
We're performing at open mic nights as often as we can and are growing a great repertoire list with the aim of taking to the pubs and clubs in the very near future. Our repertoire tends to be drawn from the mid to late 70
's and into the 80's with artists like The Police, Simple Minds, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Simon and Garfunkel, Daryl Braithwaite, Hunters and Collectors, Spit Enz, The Angels, etc. It's a great song list and is developing all the time!
Leigh has a great high register voice - similar in range to that of Sting - while I have a lower register voice - more of a baritone range (sadly the years of high school teaching has tired my voice and deepened my everyday register) and the combination of our vocal ranges really works well. We're both taking the lead vocal role on different songs and we try to harmonise those choruses and specific mid-verse lines as often and as well as we can!
Leigh's guitar work is improving all the time and I'm loving getting back into the bass again. And now, having compiled a good solid repertoire list, you should start seeing us - The Bucket List - playing in some of the local venues in the Northern Rivers and up onto the Gold Coast.
Here'a a few links to some Youtube clips of songs we played at a recent Tintenbar Upfront event. Please check them out, subscribe to my Youtube Channel and leave a comment or two on the videos! Let us know what you think!