You may sound great in the shower, but how do you translate that bathtub bravado into a killer live sound? Here’s five essential things you
5 Things That Make A Great Frontperson
What makes a good frontman or frontwoman? Sure, you’ve been practicing and know the parts, you’ve memorized the words and the melody…but how do you captivate an audience? And just what separates a good frontperson from a GREAT frontperson?
1. Leaving (almost) nothing to chance
2. Keep a mental repertoire of banter
The more you play, the more you’ll understand what sort of between-song banter works, and what doesn’t. When my band is out on the road, I’ll typically plan 50% of what I’m going to say, and leave 50% open for inspiration. Some nights – mostly due to the power of gin & tonics – I’ll come up with banter that’s really good. After the show, I’ll add that banter to my repertoire, and replace some older banter with it. That’s how I keep what I say on stage fresh.
3. Connect with the audience – even if you have to fake it
4. Always look like you’re having fun
5. Mistakes will happen – brush them off
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1. Rest When you’re on tour, this is sometimes the most challenging thing to accomplish. Basically, you need to understand how much sleep you need
1. Warm Up Too many people neglect this simple element. Schedule plenty of time to warm yourself up vocally, and physically, for the show; you