Stage banter can make the difference between a good show and a great one. Does yours come off as cool or canned?
Few performers can get by with just playing music and never addressing the audience between songs. Trust me on this one—I tried to do so for many years. Finally, I got tired of lesser bands getting the good gigs because they were “more entertaining,” so I donned a pimp suit and a persona and started learning how to communicate with the audience in a way that fit the vibe of the music and the band.
It has made a huge difference.