I am one of those musicians who have live concerts from time to time. In fact, it is through such live performances that I get to earn my living. In this day and age, with so much musical piracy around, and with fans who prefer to ‘share’ rather than ‘buy’ music, I am left with live concerts as the only way in which I can earn a living.
Preparations for the live performance concerts can be rather hectic. Normally, the whole thing starts with an invitation for me to perform somewhere. These invitations usually come to me through my promoters. Sometimes, the promoters contact me by phone, to inform me about musical concerts where I have been invited to perform. At other times, the invitations come by mail. I operate a SBCglobal email account (which is sometimes also referred to as Att.net email), and it is through it that I receive invitations to perform. The Emailaccountsonline website has a detailed description of the SBCGlobal email system. Anyways, the point I was trying to make is that I sometimes receive the invitations to perform by phone, and sometimes I receive the invitations via email.
After receiving the invitation to perform, the preparations for the performance start in earnest. The most important aspect of preparation is that of practice. As I have stated in one of my earlier posts, I am one of those musicians who prefer live instruments over computer generated beats. This means that on stage, I am backed by a live band. I therefore have to ensure that the other band members are up to speed, before we go for a live performance.
Just before the day of the performance, I have to deal with the logistical issues that surround the movement of my band members and instruments to the venue of the performance. And on the day of the actual performance, I have to ensure that I am well rested and relaxed, in order to be able to deliver the expected standard of performance.