In both the lead-up to a gig and the setup at the show there are many opportunities for things to feel like they’re being derailed. Too much of that – really, any amount of that – has the potential to impact your perception of the gig. And, as the performer, your perception is clearly communicated to the audience. How do you get past it?
Listen as Paul and Dave talk through their weekend gigging scenarios that could have been disastrous, yet turned out quite blissful.
Your comfort level on stage can make or break your performance in so many ways, including how both you and the crowd each perceive the outcome. How do you do it? What tricks can you employ to lean towards success? What’s the magic formula? And, most importantly, what should you avoid?
Paul and Dave talk through all this and more. Press play, listen, learn, and enjoy!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 178 – Monday, August 20, 2018
00:01:00 Shoulder Ribbing
00:01:59 Last-minute gigs
00:05:25 How under-rehearsed is … just right?
00:09:08 Managing comfort level
00:11:00 Pulling out the old favorites
00:13:16 Managing public appearances
00:16:15 Beware the telegraphing!
00:18:14 “Playing Music” vs. “Working Music”
00:19:38 Uplifting Music
00:24:34 Rock and Roll National Anthem
00:25:46 Contracted sound
00:27:06 PSA: Beware changing EQ when using In-Ears
Art can be created and delivered in many forms, but being on stage and performing live has some unique benefits…and challenges! Listen as Paul and Dave talk through several aspects of this, from perspectives of both the performer and the audience member!
00:00:00 Gig Gab 177 – Monday, August 13, 2018
00:00:46 Be careful of stage antics!
00:03:32 The benefit of live art
00:06:59 Beware the floor of the stage!
00:07:39 Dealing with on-site front-of-house Sound
Sometimes you gain experience, sometimes you get to shuffle, and sometimes you get both.
Oh, also, sometimes you get neither. It’s life, man. That’s how it goes.
This week, Paul and Dave – your two favorite weekend warriors – have many stories to tell. Paul’s band opened up for Eddie Money this weekend, Dave had a rainout, and you might be surprised that these two guys talk about Phish in a way that will likely apply to all musicians. Or, well, all shuffling musicians.
We promise you’ll have at least as much fun listening as we did making the episode. Press play and enjoy!