031: Phil Freeman: The Metal Grinch – Part I

The Charismatic Voice with Elizabeth Zharoff

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What does it take to get to the next level? In this week’s conversation, we’re joined by Phil Freeman, the lead singer of one of the most underrated rock bands, Small Town Titans. Phil has a massive range coupled with massive technical skills that he can create all kinds of good, aggressive, powerful, and even sweet tones within that range. 

Phil did a cover of You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, and if you haven’t watched it yet, then you’ve got to! He initially sounds like a low-voiced male, but then he keeps going higher and higher and flat-out screams in a way that is sung well. It’s not dangerous for the voice so it definitely deserves a jaw drop. Add to that a delectable enunciation and breath control that leaves the audience breathless – a voice that begs for more attention. After our conversation, I only realized that his rich, powerful, and direct sounds are all truly just an extension of his character. 

Next week we’re going to dive even deeper into vocal technique. We’ll also trade teaching tips, talk about how babies can create better vocalizations than most adults, plus – a demonstration of some awesome high distortion!

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Reaction videos have become one of the main ways for people to discover music.
  • The importance of having an anchor in your life
  • Giving yourself a chance to tour to test your limits
  • How to get to the next level
  • What you want should be quality and something sustainable


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Small Town Titans – “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” – Official Video



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