Representatives of Jam Bands

Our second part of trying to find out which are the best bands live that perform the best jam sessions will take a look at some unique artists that highly improvise their music whilst they are playing on stage. Included in this blog is Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic and the Cream. Gov’t Mule There is […]

What to Do When You Screw Up on a Live Set?

We’ve talked before about how mistakes are inevitable when playing live, and how to plan ahead to avoid some of the most common ones. But, what happens when the unavoidable happens and you’re up there on stage freaking out about it? The first thing you’ll need to do is assess the situation. Not all mistakes […]

How to Handle a Rowdy Heckler

When you’re first starting out as a band, you play lots of smaller venues that are probably filled with people who have no idea who you are and were not expecting to see you play at all. While most decent human beings will just enjoy the unexpected show and move on with their lives, there […]

Most Common Mistakes Musicians Make on Live Shows

Every musician knows that when playing live, mistakes are bound to happen. Even world-famous superstars make them every now on them. Being a great -or even just proficient- live musician isn’t about perfection, but rather, learning how to minimize them. A big part of that is learning how to plan ahead, watching closely what other […]

Count Basie (1904-1984) an Unexpected Success

This famous jazz musician born in New Jersey was an accomplished pianist, composer and bandleader who began his career in 1924 at New York and gained notoriety for his compositions and improvisations during live performances with the Basie Count Orchestra and songs like One O’Clock Jump in 1939. His Early Career While many have a […]

Best Live Acts Everyone Should See

Seeing a live act can be a pretty great and entertaining experience. Especially when the show is well crafted and designed to wow audiences and showcase talents. You see, a good act isn’t just about the music, is also about the vibe, the flow and the overall look & feel of the act. Big shows […]

How to Build an Amazing Setlist

A setlist is so crucial, it can either make or break a show. Good playlists take the audience on a journey, it makes them feel the sounds and actually produces a range of emotions. On the other hand, a bad playlist will only make them feel one thing: boredom. If it’s really bad, boredom might […]

What to Expect Your First Time Playing Live

If you’re in a band and you haven’t played live yet, there’s a pretty big part of being a musician that you are completely missing. Though practicing on your own and playing among your friends is fun, there’s simply nothing quite like sharing your music with the rest of the world (or a at least […]