How to not COMPLETELY SUCK at being a Frontman! by Theresa Brown | Sep 17, 2022 | Sound recording studios | 19 comments Are you a frontman? Are you TERRIBLE at it? Here’s a few handy hints to help you be less boring. 00:00 – Good Morning … source Related 19 Comments Sam boliah on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Their hands are strictly used for cupping the mic only. Reply Darren Hill on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm I hate your political innuendo's because leftism is a failure of mankind and a failure of anything's existence…it breeds entitlement and laziness…the very things you hate in the music industry…..that being out of the way, your comment about booze is spot on not just for musicians but for people in general. If you need booze to make your job or life feel reasonable you have issues you need to work out with yourself. Reply UndercoverIndie on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm My ex used to be a HUGE Journey fan and I mean HUGE when Perry was the frontman … me not so much, but I have to admit those guys put on one hell of a live show. Audience interaction was over the top and the guys actually looked like they were enjoying themselves on stage … Go figure ? Even these corporate sellouts put on a great show simply because they played to the audience and didn't just sit up there going through the motions. Lots of great information in this video and yes I've been bored to sleep at shows more times than I care to think about with bands that I actually follow because their live shows were boring and predictable, I'm not going to trash them by name, but I am sure you guys can figure it out. Being great studio musicians doesn't always equate to being great live performers. It's your job to put butts in the seats and put on the best show you can night after night. I'm not a touring artist, so I don't have a dog in this fight, but what I am is a fan who purchases tickets, merch, and hard copies of your music, so please follow the man's advice and entertain me because that's what I am paying $5000 a seat for and no I'm not joking that's how much some of these heritage bands are demanding for seats to lull you to sleep these days. Just my two cents. Reply JMP Williams on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Warming up your vocals 1 hour or 1 hour and 30 minutes before you perform, and then shut up!!! And don’t drink hot or cold water!!! You want to drink room temperature water!! And I studied with, Don Lawrence!!!! Get sleep!!! Reply Quiet Knolls on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm I have QUITE UNFORTUNATELY.. Seen Korn not once (which that time was awesome – family values concert).. Not twice.. (rob zombie, korn)… But.. 3 times!!! (Hell Yeah, korn). They do.. NOTHING.. the whole band. Just kinda stands there and plays.. Verbatin to the CD. You might as well put puppets on stage and play the friggin' cd. John might kinda do his bouncey around thing half way through a song or two.. DO SOMETHING!!! We came to see a SHOW. Not a recreation of your studio time on a Tuesday morning. Reply Leith Crowther on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Got a band member who doesn’t move gear? Introducing our new product, Kick Them The Fuck Out(tm)! Reply Edge Case : Doomvortecco on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm I still credit Edsel Dope as the best frontman I've ever seen… man he could rule a crowd so well. I'd highly recommend studying him and seeing his crowd interaction, because it's on a whole other level. Corey Taylor is another who does a lot of what you're saying… stage banter, speeches, audience engagement. He gets you emotionally engaged. I'm … trying to do vocals, and I play around with a mirror, but honestly it was due to I guess vanity in some eyes… honestly I just find it exciting that I'm actually doing it and excited to see what it looks like. I hadn't considered really strongly taking a look in it while I performed. Here's the thing – I find it easier to make the right "performance faces" when I can see it in the mirror and have it fed back to me… but without it, I have no idea how I look, and can only go off of muscle memory. That's a good tip still, I think I'll embrace the "record yourself" piece. Reply Zakk Miller on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm I actually love the theatric choreographed stage moves. There is a viral video going around of this Asian band playing metalcore and they are spinning, jumping an headbanging all 100% in synch with each other and I think they look bad ass af hahaha it might be silly to alot of us but it does its job for them boys. Being front row to a band that does that stuff is really awesome. Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Look at the fans and make some eye contact. It feels awesome being a concert attendee. My experience was at an Ozzy concert. Awesome man awesome band. Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Rule #1 Just because David Bowie pulled it off doesn't mean everyone else can too. Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Is there any fans in Portugal? Chad I.killed mufasa kroeger Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Dont be Nickelback Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Absolutely dont eat white castles before going onstage. Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Dont let your gf sleep with yout bass player lol Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Dont eat taco bell before getting on a tour bus. Reply Jester Studios channel on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Just be cool to people and show u love seeing them when performing. Reply Kris Cody on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Get stoned bro alchohol is no good Reply Magic Steve on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm Biggest tip for being a frontman, watch and learn https://youtu.be/PLIAp5nr0q0 Reply Dicks Malone on September 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm The trick to beating performance anxiety is to practice your ass off. You may be having a panic attack 30 seconds before you go on. If you’ve actually practiced your show once you’re there muscle memory just takes over, you find your center, and kill it. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.