Category: Stage Performance

Is your band entertaining?

A nod to the Goat [aka Chris K] for this one… It just doesn’t matter if you play originals, covers, rock, country, jazz or polka.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a soloist, a quartet, or have so many members that you spill off stage. …

Performing equals advertising

An impromptu concert could be one of your best ways to advertise the band. It’s kind of like a flash mob, only with a bit more set up if you’re hauling a PA.  So make sure the time invested is worth the return.  Here’s…

Lessons from a showman’s showman – meet Ryan Chrys…

Being a musician doesn’t have to be about playing out. You could be a recording artist, dedicated song writer or seek a career in music any number of ways. But since most musicians are adrenaline junkies pursuing live performance, stage presence and what you…

The chicken and the egg of stage energy

With live performance, showmanship is often a critical component. You need to be extra-entertaining in this multi-media age. Sure, James Taylor can get away with sitting on stool and telling a few corny stories about his songs. But you will probably need to make…