If you want success as a singer/songwriter, I already know these five things need to be addressed without even seeing your show. Read More.
Being intentional with different visual presentations for the variety of moods your songs invoke is part of what Tom Jackson calls changing the pressure on your audience during your live performances. “I’m not talking about acting or choreography, I’m talking about thinking, “What should this song look like?'” Read more.
Your first song needs energy – but not too much, and not too little. That’s how we like to meet people, after all. Unfortunately, a lot of artists start a live performance with an overwhelming intro, then blaze through their first few songs without stopping or giving the audience a chance to respond. The result: the artist has no idea what the audience thinks of them. Not a good way to start a relationship. Read more.
Putting a great set of your songs together takes more consideration than picking tunes out of a hat. There’s an art to crafting a good set list, and here are 13 points to consider when preparing your next set of songs for your big live show. Read more.