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#230545 - 03/28/08 09:29 AM Order of importance
zuki Offline
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What are the things you find that your audience wants/realizes or appreciates the most in a live performance?

My experience (all venues):

1. Song selection
2. Singing
3. Showmanship
3. Mingling
4. Music ablility (sadly)

Anyone with different opinions?
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#230546 - 03/28/08 09:38 AM Re: Order of importance
DonM Offline
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That pretty much sums it up. Song selection includes the right tempo, and playing stuff they know, in most cases.
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#230547 - 03/28/08 09:39 AM Re: Order of importance
Stephenm52 Offline
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Posts: 4726
Loc: USA
Quote:
Originally posted by zuki:
What are the things you find that your audience wants/realizes or appreciates the most in a live performance?

My experience (all venues):

1. Song selection
2. Singing
3. Showmanship
3. Mingling
4. Music ablility (sadly)

Anyone with different opinions?


Zuki for the NH gigs I play DITTO.

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#230548 - 03/28/08 09:50 AM Re: Order of importance
chony Offline
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Registered: 03/10/04
Posts: 1247
Loc: New York
Quote:
Originally posted by Stephenm52:
[QUOTE]

1. Song Selection
2. Showmanship
3. Singing
4. Music ability
5. Mingling

[This message has been edited by chony (edited 03-28-2008).]

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#230549 - 03/28/08 09:52 AM Re: Order of importance
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In jazz clubs, #4. Miles spent half his career playing with his back to the audience (not necessarily recommended......unless you're Miles).

chas
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#230550 - 03/28/08 10:06 AM Re: Order of importance
ianmcnll Offline
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Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
At my gigs, mostly dinner music, it is:

1. Music loud enough to be heard, but not too loud to distract or interfere with conversation.

2. Song selection(related to #1)

3. Mingling.
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#230551 - 03/28/08 12:06 PM Re: Order of importance
captain Russ Offline
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Registered: 01/02/04
Posts: 6781
Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
1. Song Selection
2. Music Ability
3. Singing.

Jim, this is my list for me only. I'm not a singer or entertainer, so I THINK this is what's important to those tone deaf folks who come to see me. Chas is dead on...in jazz, ability is everything.


Agree with your list for others I know!


Russ

[This message has been edited by captain Russ (edited 03-28-2008).]

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#230552 - 03/28/08 02:05 PM Re: Order of importance
Dnj Online   content
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Quote:
Originally posted by DonM:
and playing stuff they know, DonM



Excactly Don.....alll this means squat if you cant cut the mustard and produce a great product.



[This message has been edited by Dnj (edited 03-28-2008).]

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#230553 - 03/28/08 02:24 PM Re: Order of importance
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 9227
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
one thing no one has mentioned...The Audience needs to see that you are having a good time...it is contagious...I will have a great time tonight and tomorrow night..

I will be working with one of the hottest lady vocalist....That is another thing audiences love....
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#230554 - 03/28/08 02:25 PM Re: Order of importance
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Fran.....take pics/videos for us

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