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Backup Singers Quotes


"Backup singers just bring so much more life to the situation. When a voice opens up, there comes the life.That's when it's a person-to-person connection." - Lynn Mabry

"We're entertainers, not just singers!" - David Ruffin

"It was an extraordinary experience to have backup singers like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I have never experienced anything quite like it before and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world." - Angela Lansbury

"All blues singers are great liars." - Lester Bangs

"Lots of opera singers are just boring." - Anna Netrebko

"Guitar players never listen to lead singers." - Steven Tyler

"I love to sing with great singers." - Martina Mcbride

"Doing a good impression of a backup goalie the last few weeks." - Roberto Luongo

"There is no one quite as popular in any form of football as the backup QB." - Verne Lundquist

"Don't let uncertainty talk you into pursuing a backup plan instead of your purpose." - Bob Goff

"I've never associated myself with other singers, certainly not female singers." - Sade Adu

"I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that." - Della Reese

"If you buy a DVD you have a copy. If you want a backup copy you buy another one." - Jack Valenti

"Steve, it's OK. I know Angle is a dork, but he's a dangerous dork, our dork and your backup dork!" - Vince Mcmahon

"I think that the minute that you have a backup plan, you've admitted that you're not going to succeed," - Elizabeth Holmes

"I like to go full bore into something. If you have a backup plan, then you've already admitted defeat." - Henry Cavill

"Always have a backup plan." - Mila Kunis

"I don't believe in karaoke. Let's let the singers sing." - Jake M. Johnson

"How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers." - Gioachino Rossini

"The Irish aren't great singers, but they have great songs." - Bernadette Devlin

"I like R&B. I listen to music, not singers." - Tim Duncan

"First of earthly singers, the sun-loved rill." - George Meredith

"Oh, man, pop singers are terrible actors. We're all bad." - Graham Parker

"There are so many great singers out there." - Jessie Ware

"Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable." - Janis Joplin

"I have trouble watching singers because they are so sincere." - Maria Bamford

"I am inspired by all kinds of players and singers." - Al Jarreau

"People, whether they know it or not, like their blues singers miserable. They like their blues singers to die afterwards." - Janis Joplin

"As it turns out, three of my four kids are professional singers. And they're really interesting, good singers." - Loudon Wainwright Iii

"I call my backup singers my sister wives. To me, they are my best friends. We are all super close. It's kind of like the closest relationship you can have without being blood related, to me. It's a joke that they're sister wives - obviously, we're not polygamists." - Alex Winston

"Our hospital was famous and housed many great poets and singers. Did the hospital specialize in poets and singers or was it that poets and singers specialized in madness?" - Susanna Kaysen

"I feel there are tone singers, and there are more vocal gymnastics singers. And I think that's amazing when people can do that, but I think there's room for the tone singers. And there aren't a lot of them." - Zooey Deschanel

"When you're a single parent, you're often lonely, yet seldom alone. There is no backup ... It is mothering without a net." - Amy Dickinson

"Everything good in there, T? Niko quipped. You need backup or anything? Bag of marshmallows to roast over that little campfire you just started?" - Tina St John

"Me as a backup center? Hell no." - Dikembe Mutombo

"Only wimps use tape backup. REAL men just upload their important stuff on ftp and let the rest of the world mirror it." - Linus Torvalds

"It can't hurt to have a backup." - Mallory Ortberg

"Denzal Sinclaire embodies the tradition of the great singers I love like Nat Cole, yet definitely has his own voice. He is one of my favourite singers..." - Diana Krall

"The best songs are stories, and the best singers storytellers. Great singers can make you care about what they're feeling. You have a sense of knowing them." - Steve Ross

"I've always said that Adele has turned so many people on to British singers - whether female singers or just like music from this country in general." - Ellie Goulding

"I really just wanted to be a writer, but people tell you, 'You should have a backup career,' so I thought, 'OK, I'll act.' That was the foolishness of my vision for my life - that my backup career would be completely undependable." - Patti Davis

"We're going to be the best in the league at something. We're deep in anthem singers." - Barry Trotz

"What are we singers but the silver-voiced messengers of the poet and the musician?" - Nellie Melba

"I love working with the singers. I love just finding them." - Jennifer Lopez

"There are only three white blues singers - Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them." - Richard Thompson

"I've always preferred actors who sing to singers who act in all the shows I've done." - Stephen Sondheim

"The composers hated me. The singers detested me. The guitarists were terrified by me." - Bulat Okudzhava

"It's a folk singers job to comfort disturbed people and to disturb comfortable people" - Woody Guthrie

"Artists make art. Singers sing. Players play. Gypsies travel. Music lights fires everywhere. It's like oxygen!" - Ann Wilson

"Ninety percent of what's wrong with singers today is that they don't breathe right." - Marilyn Horne

"Sometimes pianists try to sound like singers: me personally, I try to sound like a Bosendorfer." - Placido Domingo

"I like to YouTube a lot, and try and find unknown singers." - Cher Lloyd

"I hate singers, a miserable crew who think that music exists only in their own throats." - George Bernard Shaw

"Singers are experts at keeping things from dripping on their throats. Believe me, they're experts." - Dolora Zajick

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs." - Pam Brown

"I don't know many singers who actually do like the sound of their own voice." - Roger Daltrey

"Obviously there are a lot of 12-year-olds over in America who are incredible singers." - Shayne Ward

"I've been through a lot of beef with other singers, but it's all verbal." - Daddy Yankee

"Singers like her, Patti, Tina Turner, I revere them when I'm in their presence." - Deborah Cox

"First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers." - Claude Debussy

"Very few opera singers in history have been able to cross into popular music." - Renee Fleming

"So many singers want to act, and so many actors try to sing." - Crystal Gayle

"You get better as an actor over time if you're growing. Like singers." - George Clooney

"My advice to singers is always the same: 'Don't sing the song, sing the lyric.'" - Mitch Leigh

"There are some sounds that English singers find quite difficult to manipulate." - Neville Marriner

"A lot of bad behavior in singers is caused by nerves." - Renee Fleming

"I've been a massive obsessive about jazz singers all my life." - Eddi Reader

"God uses singers in a mighty way, and I am grateful." - Martha Reeves

"A lot of what I have always done is do other singers." - Boz Scaggs

"Sometimes I like to make music together with a singer or with singers." - Klaus Schulze

"I would wear flamboyant clothes and long hair, and most singers at the time didn't." - Little Richard

"But I was singing loud, and most singers weren't singing loud." - Little Richard

"I've been lucky in my life to work with people who I consider master singers." - Linda Ronstadt

"One of my all-time favorite country singers is a guy named Conway Twitty." - Blake Shelton

"The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the '60s and '70s." - Carly Simon

"I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have." - Lady Gaga

"You're one of the most natural, great singers I've heard in a long time." - Randy Jackson

"My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers." - Sandra Bullock

"I think I'm making a difference for a lot of young singers." - Marilyn Horne

"What did Isabelle want?" Jace asked. Alec hesitated. "Isabelle says the Queen of the Seelie Court has requested an audience with us." "Sure," said Magnus. "And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour." - Cassandra Clare

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"It's so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there's no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That's pretty well known." - Robert Atkins

"It's definitely hard when you're putting in the work and the guy who's starting isn't, especially if he's overhyped or you're not winning. I can't imagine how hard it would be to be that guy's backup." - Matt Hasselbeck

"Most computers today have built in backup software." - Barton Gellman

"I created lots of characters in high school and college, and the first character I created in pro comics was Liana, Green Lantern of M'Elu, for a backup story in 'Green Lantern 162,' my first professional sale." - Kurt Busiek

"I don't think that I've ever been a backup." - Joe Namath

"I studied with Stella Adler and I didn't like the representational aspect of most opera singers. Most of the opera singers had not a false, but over theatrical way of presenting." - Robert Davi

"People like Clyde McPhatter who came out of the black churches - like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin - were all church singers who became great pop singers because gospel singing is very close to the blues." - Ahmet Ertegun

"For the most part, I've been influenced by black singers and singers I couldn't sound like. Whenever I tried to do a dark note or a bent note, I would just sound like Hootie And The Blowfish." - Justin Vernon

"The most widely criticised singers in the history of opera, Maria Callas and Franco Corelli, happen also to be the best singers. I am honoured for being part of their group." - Andrea Bocelli

"The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice." - Lucinda Williams

"Singing doesn't have to mean that you sound like Stevie Wonder. I love to sing. I'm not the greatest singer in the world. But, a lot of my favorite singers aren't the greatest singers in the world." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"Singers aren't supposed to have dairy before a show, but we all know I'm a rule breaker." - Justin Bieber

"What sense or thought do they have? They follow the popular singers, and they take the crowd as their teacher." - Heraclitus

"For most singers the first half of the career involves extending one's repertoire, the second half trimming it." - Ethan Mordden

"You ever heard of a guy named Jeff Buckley? He's one of the best singers I've ever heard." - Sebastian Bach

"The singers make much of kings who die valiantly in battle, but your life is worth more than a song." - George R R Martin

"I've learned 2 things about tv. It's always easier with vodka & SOME OF THE BEST SINGERS ARE FROM THE PHILIPPINES" - Ellen Degeneres

"Most chick singers say 'if you hurt me, I'll die'... I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass." - Pat Benatar

"Look at self-satisfied pop singers or greasy, semi-literate athletes. People worship them. Why?" "Because they"re talented." - Anthony Horowitz

"Each member were lead singers from different groups but later we were put together to make DBSK." - Yunho

"We are facing a generation of young singers who are much more diminutive in their approach to singing." - Jerome Hines

"When God helps all the workers for His world, The singers shall have help of Him, not last." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Look at self-satisfied pop singers or greasy, semi-literate athletes. People worship them. Why?" "Because they're talented." - Anthony Horowitz

"I can't stand any music that requires its singers to be so dumb they wear their baseball caps backwards." - Terry Pratchett

"It's pretty much the songs I write that dictate what vibe it should be and what singers it should be." - Trentemoller

"From a magician's midnight sleeve the radio-singers distribute all their love-songs over the dew-wet lawns." - Elizabeth Bishop

"Let the singing singers With vocal voices, most vociferous, In sweet vociferation out-vociferize Even sound itself." - Henry Carey

"The falsetto stuff, it must be a reaction to the black gospel singers that I really enjoy listening to." - Justin Vernon

"I think there's always been singers like that and i've done my fair share of cheese as well." - Marc Almond

"Most chick singers say 'if you hurt me, I'll die'... I say, 'if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass.'" - Pat Benatar

"My mother was a singer, and both of her sisters were singers. There was always music around." - Len Cariou

"I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me." - Kevin Eubanks

"I listen to archival and historic recordings. I love watching singers. I learned a lot from watching videos." - Renee Fleming

"It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years." - Placido Domingo

"Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was." - Placido Domingo

"I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language." - Loretta Lynn

"Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter,' never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go." - Brian Mcknight

"My favorite record of all time is Patty Loveless's 'When Fallen Angels Fly' - she's one of my favorite female singers." - Brandy Clark

"Whenever I fill out the job description I put 'songwriter', never 'singer' or 'artist.' Singers come and go." - Brian Mcknight

"A ton of little girls I talk to, they want to be actresses or singers or models." - Cameron Russell

"I have a lot of friends who do what I do. Either they're actresses or singers or things like that." - Taylor Swift

"There weren't a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to." - Rick Springfield

"A bad song, the three best singers in the world cannot save it, and that's the bottom line." - Quincy Jones

"Americans can pretty much sing anything, whereas foreign singers are often limited in style, language, even composer." - Marilyn Horne

"I like the big bombastic singers, but I'm also very drawn to what I call character singers. They're people who obviously aren't very huge singers, but they've got this ability to tell a story and touch you emotionally without really using any kind of histrionics or special effects." - Boy George

"I just essentially stayed at home for three years and just learned to play as many instruments as I could and listened to as many singers as I could. Like, when I got to about 19/20, I started listening to singers. I normally just listened to bands. Now I listen to a lot of old singers, not a lot of new stuff." - James Vincent Mcmorrow

"A lot of the new people they choose on shows like 'American Idol' and things like that - I don't ever hear lead singers. They always seem to choose to pick people that are great singers, fabulous singers, but they've never got the voice that makes a great lead singer." - Roger Daltrey

"To women, drummers seem like these adorable, sexy Neanderthals, and lead singers seem mysterious and dangerous. So while the lead singers all want to be David Bowie, floating into parties and being the center of attention, it's the drummers who are in the corner doing keg stands and breaking tables. Usually it's the drummers who get the fun-loving ladies and the singers who get the nutcases." - Dave Grohl

"To women, drummers seem like these adorable, sexy Neanderthals, but lead singers seem mysterious and dangerous. So while the lead singers all want to be David Bowie, floating into parties and being the center of attention, it's the drummers who are in the corner doing keg stands and breaking tables. Usually it's the drummers who get the fun-loving ladies and the singers who get the nutcases." - Dave Grohl

"Frank Sinatra's never been handsome, but he's one of my favorite singers. Who needs looks when you have a voice and power?" - Will Oldham

"In spring more mortal singers than belong To any one place cover us with song. Thrush, bluebird, blackbird, sparrow, and robin throng...." - Robert Frost

"I am glad so many women singers are being heard in music today. It is healthy for music . . . healthy because it means a lot of men are listening!" - Judy Collins

"All the hills and vales along Earth is bursting into song, And the singers are the chaps Who are going to die perhaps." - Charles Sorley

"I like to listen to different kinds of music - it just depends on my mood. I love Madonna, Russian singers... I like the Rolling Stones a lot!" - Oksana Baiul

"My greatest teacher was not a vocal coach, not the work of other singers, but the way Tommy Dorsey breathed and phrased on the trombone." - Frank Sinatra

"I deny that either singers or conductors can create or work creatively - this, as I have always said, is a conception that leads to the abyss." - Giuseppe Verdi

"The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"In my lifetime, there have been three vocal miracles: Caruso, Ruffo and Ponselle. Apart from these there have been several wonderful singers." - Tullio Serafin

"Hard as I try, daddy-o, I really do not like concert singers. They are always singing in some foreign language." - Langston Hughes

"All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed." - William T. Wiley

"There are a lot of aspiring singers who are not paid attention to because they don't look like a fashion model." - Linda Ronstadt

"They're great instrumentalists, singers and songwriters and they have this unique way of blending contemporary with traditional. The result is this beautiful mix of timeless music." - Cindy Cashdollar

"I don't feel like I look like the other perfect little pop singers. I think I'm changing what people think is sexy." - Lady Gaga

"I'm a musician at heart. I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it." - Nat King Cole

"The majority of the people I work with are more than musicians and singers, they are personal friends and friends help each other." - George Duke

"All singers have this fault: if asked to sing among friends they are never so inclined; if unasked, they never leave off." - Horace

"Singing has nothing to do with the affairs of this world: it is not for the law. Singers are merry, and free from sorrows and cares." - Martin Luther

"(Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them?" - Victor Borge

"God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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