I just can't get into cover bands...serious pipes & hot? Then they should DO their OWN thing. I hate it when looks AND talent are wasted on cover songs
Many talented singers and musicians are not composers, nor do they have the desire to be one. For many, their gift is in the interpretation and performance of the music of others.
You've very clearly stated your opinion, and your previous posts indicate that you're a strong supporter of local original music. THERE IS CERTAINLY NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!
Of all the local original acts you support, how many would be truly qualified to write and arrange music for a group like Venyx? I've been out to see almost forty different local acts in the last six weeks. I have listened to a veritable plethora of local original music clips at FWM, Myspace, and other websites. With all due respect to those local composers and arrangers, it would appear to be a very short list who could, or would, write and arrange music for Venyx.
All that being said, maybe Venyx has no interest in performing original material. On the other hand, maybe they do. THERE IS CERTAINLY NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT EITHER!
I say support what you want, but I will never agree with your notion of "Hating it when looks AND talent are wasted on cover songs."