Recently, my band You and What Army supported the band Hadouken - a band that’s huge over here in England and is on Major Record Label Atlantic records – Check it out:

While I was there I learned quite a lot…

Before the show

Prepare Yourself

Do some excercise to prepare your body for running around (If you’re not going to perform to the people then they’re not going to remember you.   At a live show it is NOT all about the music, that’s the CD.)   Eat healthily so you’re in even better shape.   Organise extra practices and in general just keep on top of things.   Make sure you leave NOTHING until the last minute.   There will always be things that crop up that will take up your time – if you’ve dealt with everything you can deal with, then you can’t say you didn’t do your best to prepare.

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Sometimes there’s no avoiding it – if you want to play guitar music live, even with synths and samplers, there’s no substitute for the real guitar-bass-drums behind the electronica. Samples just don’t cut it. So when you’re starting up your band, or if someone has left and you need to replace them – here are some tips to make everything less stressful!

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You could be the greatest songwriters and musicians in the world, but with a boring live show no-one will stick around to notice!   Here are some tried and tested ways to get your audience talking about your performance instead of over it whilst playing some of the smaller venues!

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