Originally posted by Kingfrog:
I agree with this assessment. Unless the audience is complaining, I would not change a thing. The idea is to hire an entertainer. Someone who MOVES the audience. I guess it comes down to the contract. Did the performer sell himself as a live singer?
The bottom line is the audience. Some of those who hire musicians don;t realize that though.
Two important things to consider...
1) Yes, the performer was hired to sing live...
2) Nursing homes/retirement communities aren't night clubs. The activity director serves as their residents "advocate" through many things. The AD has to protect her people from frauds and other deceptions. These folks are in a facility like this for many different reasons. At this end of the care and support spectrum, they need assistance with a great many things.
Bill in Dayton