Ibex bassist Tupp Taylor mentioned; “God we were awful” and described how Freddie had not but mastered his vocals.
Tupp mentioned: “Freddie was no Steve Winwood, Steve Marriott or Joe Cocker. At the beginning, his pitching was awful.”
Roger Taylor had related ideas: “I remember thinking, Good on showmanship, but not sure about the singing.”
Brian May decribed Smile performing a joint gig with Wreckage (the renamed Ibex) at Imperial College: “I remember Freddie being very ebullient and making a big noise. We could hardly keep up with it.”