One of the most valuable things an artist can offer their fans is a great live experience. Live performance can be a tricky beast with so many variables and in-the-moment developments, it’s nearly impossible to plan for every contingency. See what it takes to separate a good live performance from a bad one:
Communicate With Venue Staff
You need to establish a friendly and professional relationship with the promoter or booker from the get-go.
Focus On The Music
A live gig can be very distracting. The trick is to have it rehearsed enough that you can acknowledge all of these distractions without being thrown off your game. Participating in some of the fun is what live gigs are all about, but never do it at the expense of your show.
Pace Your Show
During your set, remember to encourage audience participation. You should try to mention your band name three times. It also helps to tell the audience where you’re from and where they can find you online. Just keep a happy balance between actually performing and giving extra information.
Know Your Fans
Knowing your fans will help you tailor the show to their tastes, will provide merchandising ideas and will make them feel like they’re a part of it rather than just a spectator. Remember, your goal when performing for a live audience is to give them an experience that they’ll remember and want to tell others about.
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