Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sultana Of Swing
You have to give the audience a compelling reason to pay attention to you.
That's the only advice I ever gave to my children about performing, really. The rest was details. The rest is details. There's lots of different approaches. They all work. Or they don't. It's up to the performer. Performers can have the wrong audience, it's true. A metal band that looks out into the audience and sees nothing but blue hair is probably in for a rough time. But the audience is rarely the problem. A stubborn insistence on entertaining yourself before the audience, or instead of the audience, is usually the culprit.
We used to call the phenomenon "Doing The Show." Caravan Palace knows how to Do The Show.
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