Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Many artist & their bands can sing & play, but, they are amazed (sometimes mad) when the audiences fail to connect with them. Artist and bands work on perfecting their play list of songs to sound like the studio version or the 'cover' version they hear. On stage, it's entertainment time! If I go see a movie and it doesn't entertain, connect, excite me, then most of the time I actually take short naps. Most artist/band never think about changing up a song to allow it to 'CONNECT' with their audience. And, if you don't connect and create special moments of memory, then, in most cases you will not have won over new fans & you certainly will not have what every artist should strive to have and that is: TRUE BLUE FANS! Yes, that is a KSE exclusive. TRUE BLUE FAN OR TBF IS WHAT EVERY ARTIST MUST HAVE to create longevity as an INDIE touring band. TBF are those people that will become the most important part of your TEAM. In short, they are the ones that will show up for your shows with new fans & they are the ones that will buy tickets, merchandise, and leave tips in your tip jar. As we all know most young inexperienced bands can only tour if they can meet expenses.
Developing into an entertainer takes time, much practice, money, and developing TRUE BLUE FANS! It's like going from grade school, Jr. High, High School to getting your Bachelors, Masters and your PhD. After you have completed those degrees, you need continuing updates and training....All Roads that lead to the STAGE must be incrementally improved each year, but, only after an artist has mastered all the baseline stages. Once this is accomplished, an artist/band will forever be developing their passion for creative performances that make connecting memorial moments that last with their new fans that will change into TBF.