I have been a musical entertainer for over 4 decades. Having previous experience, I currently offer booking and management services for entertainers. I also operate a small sound/light/staging company that can handle many types of live events. I continue to play professional and casual gigs when they become available.
The opportunity to create. It feels fantastic when it all comes together, when the solos are phrased perfectly, and the harmonies blend as a chord. Music is a child that needs to be nurtured. When we play, we are the parents to our music. We breathe life into it and it gives us life in return.
I want the songs to be recognizable so audiences want to hear them live on stage.
We all have had a fave song from our younger says that just slaps...so little time!
I all have my favorites. From classic rock, oldies, singer songwriter, local artists and a ton more. But the singer songwriters lead the field.
The opportunity to create and share those creations.
Lighten up and turn that frown upside down!
Most of the time it's very satisfying but in live performance, anything can happen so there is always a opportunity to think on your feet and when that works, WOW!
The young musicians have a leg up. They can use the internet to learn stuff where as we had to listen to it on vinyl or tape over and over. Companies were coming out with the devices to slow down riff so it was easier to finger them out on your fretboards. Go fig?
I like Drooble and will continue to participate as long as I continue to make music.
The inability to have a fresh mix of tunes ready to go. I find myself falling into a subtle sameness where things begin to sound too similar.
I go see our close friends when they are playing gigs. That includes former band members who are performing with other musical projects. Touring acts are great but it becomes more about supporting the venue. Live music venues struggle to survive and many potential audience members balk at the cover charges. Without stages to play the scene suffers and without venue support the scene shrinks. If we can't attend shows we can support via social media.
You must have an on-line presence. More of this is better if it's targeted properly. The greater the on-line efforts the bigger the audience!
Bryan Lee George DeJong Chad Conte Mike Henderson