Livе Musiс: Whаt is thе biggеst mistаkе аrtists mаkе whеn соnnесting with аn аudiеnсе?

JimG

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I think thаt Grеаt shоws rеquirе prеpаrаtiоn, prасtiсе аnd rеhеаrsаl. Trying tо figurе оut whаt wоrks аnd nоt wоrks оn stаgе is а pеrfесt wаy tо lоsе pоtеntiаl fаns аnd turn оff аn аudiеnсе.
It bеgins with undеrstаnding thеm. Pеоplе соmе tо shоws fоr sоmеthing mоrе thаn hеаring а sоng, thеy саmе tо еsсаpе rеаlity, еxpеriеnсе mоmеnts, аnd if thеy аrе luсky hаvе thеir lifе сhаngеd fоrеvеr. By bеing оnstаgе yоu hаvе intrinsiсаlly bееn givеn thе аuthоrity tо dеlivеr this еxpеriеnсе, if yоu dоn’t, thеy will lеаvе аnd mоst likеly nоt соmе bасk - similаr tо а bаd rеstаurаnt еxpеriеnсе. Thеy will mоvе оntо thе nеxt in sеаrсh оf аnоthеr wоrthy оf rеturning bасk аgаin аnd аgаin.
Thе аuthоrity yоu nееd tо соnnесt with аnd kееp аn аudiеnсе еngаgеd fundаmеntаlly соmеs frоm соnfidеnсе within, but it must bе pоrtrаyеd еxtеrnаlly.
 

JimG

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Yоur bоdy lаnguаgе, hоw yоu mоvе оn stаgе, thе flоw оf yоur sеt, thе wоrds spоkеn bеtwееn sоngs аnd thе mоmеnts insidе thе sоngs аll wеigh hеаvily оn еngаging yоur аudiеnсе.
 

TheJason

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Some artists like Mick Jagger and Prince and have put a lot of effort into dancing and whatnot. Nonetheless, plenty of artists have simply played music with little else going on.
 

Decentlady

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I agree with the OP that people are more influenced and impressed by the artist/band than the song itself.

I havd noticed that the public take a little less to unfamiliar or very new and yet unpopular songs but warm up heavily to older more famous numbers.

A combination of these helps to engage public and popularize new sings too.
 
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For any live show to be a hit, connection with the audience is the prime requirement. With the singer fails to do so he will end up in a mess no matter how good he was on stage.
 

Shine_Spirit

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I don't know if this can be considered a mistake, but it's something that always bother me a lot: It's when the vocalist stops singing and asks the fans to complete the lyrics of the songs. It annoys me too much. wtf Yawn

I always hope this doesn't happen when I go to some show (but I don't usually get very lucky with that :p)!
 

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Another problem is the singer's overconfidence. Most singers assume that since they are recognised especially in local shows, their brand will work for them forgetting that live music exposes them to more critiquing and the audience expects nothing but excellence. Others have good to an extent of being rude or eccentric and end up being labelled weirdos.
 

Shine_Spirit

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Another problem is the singer's overconfidence. Most singers assume that since they are recognised especially in local shows, their brand will work for them forgetting that live music exposes them to more critiquing and the audience expects nothing but excellence. Others have good to an extent of being rude or eccentric and end up being labelled weirdos.
Yeah, I totally agree with this. It's so annoying when something like this happens. Yawn Every singer must to remember themselves that they are normal people after all. ;)
 

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Whenever I would go to a bar or restaurant with live performers, I just go on my business of eating and not minding much the performance. But there are performers who are good in getting your attention. They would talk like they know you, using casual language, trying to relate to you by mentioning your work or your after-work habits. On the opposite side, most performers would do their gig and be immersed in what they are doing, forgetting that there is an audience. The biggest turn off for me is when the singer sings with eyes closed. It is a clear indication of snobbery to me.
 

Shine_Spirit

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Whenever I would go to a bar or restaurant with live performers, I just go on my business of eating and not minding much the performance. But there are performers who are good in getting your attention. They would talk like they know you, using casual language, trying to relate to you by mentioning your work or your after-work habits. On the opposite side, most performers would do their gig and be immersed in what they are doing, forgetting that there is an audience. The biggest turn off for me is when the singer sings with eyes closed. It is a clear indication of snobbery to me.
I totally agree with you. These singers walk in the opposite way and end up missing the result (which is obviously a bad thing Vomit). They become very boring. wtf
 

bhuvi

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Live concert will definitely become hit when you connect with audience.
 

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I do not like the whole idea around people expecting bands to be extremely chatty and talkative between songs. I have seen many bands that do not talk a lot and I have enjoyed their show a lot. I think it is just important they can connect to their fans through their powerful music, rather than constant interaction. I notice some bands do the latter and interact too much... I find this boring sometimes as I generally prefer hearing more songs in a live set.