|RJ and Associates
Karaoke Entertainment Professional
Joined: 21 Dec 2004
|Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:20 pm Post subject: What Makes a Good Show Great
|First they are made up of people out to share an infectious, refreshing occasion! This is where we can really add to a show's up building effect. Most new singers are concerned with their accuracy of the song rather than what compliments the net effect but for those of us who are more comfortable on stage we can try to keep the overall effect in mind. Try to think of the show as one composite show made up of many performers lending to its net success. So this does not mean that it is the individual performer's show or RJ's or Guy Paul's show but all who want to beneficially share in it's overall success, including the audience since we are both! If you are not finding the pleasure once enjoyed, why not examine what you do to compliment the overall effect? Do you listen attentively, spontaneously applauding each effort or only your friends? Are you just trying to show the audience how well only you perform or be an ally who wants the whole body of folks there to benefit? For three to five minutes the stage is yours but you have to earn enthusiastic audience response. The key is unselfishness.
So many come to get away from the frustrations at work or the day's problems. With that in mind do you regularly start with a "gloom and doom" song and still expect them to show enthusiasm in their applause? Kinda unreasonable isn't it? There is always room for a touching song, especially with an upbeat tempo but never will a slow, "crying in my beer type" at the beginning of a show engender enthusiastic applause from a large part of the audience! I have seen people absolutely "nail a song" but because it was not close to where the audience was, total silence! Try to become more conscientious and supportive of "new ones" by listening to all and watch the audience response to see that it is more than just being great vocally!
Review of last week's shows:
Tuesday at the Water Tank (original unless is called Water Tank, Too). Guy Paul said it was a fun but small to medium crowd-not uncommon for this time of year. JW's song slip was drawn last week and since he was there he was awarded the bar/dining tab which had grown to $75.00! Congrats JW!
Wednesday at the Water Tank, Too in Pflugerville was slow but we still are adding new faces each week! Since we drew CB's song slip last Wednesday and he wasn't present our bar/dining tab grows to $50.00 this coming Wednesday.
Thursday at the Canary Roost was an "OK" show but we need more singers for this time of year!
Friday at the Water Tank was a fun night but a lot of "regulars" were missing and the late crowd did not show very well. We got to sing a lot more than normal.
Saturday at the Water Tank was the inspiration for our introductory notes above! This was a great night with such a great variety of sounds and incredible audience response! Give yourself a pat on the back for the totally unselfish gift of song and enthusiastic applause!
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