Look like a rock star!

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  1. Tonetele

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    Used to be in a band tat backed a Joan Jett type girl ( she didn't play though) and she made us wear black leather jeans like her ( it was a good view backing her;)). Fortunately we weren't fat gutted at the time. One day she didn't show up for rehearsal so we played and formed our own band.
    It was better. I son't like females dominating in any situation.
    Good vid. true indicators.
     
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    Oh, Robert Fripp has gone completely whacky since he joined up with Toyah Wilcox :0)
    I wanted to hate this - but I love it!

     
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    The woman’s (on the stairs) expression says it all!
     
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    I got 27 seconds in before getting an almost irresistible urge to punch him. So I shut it of and went to make a sandwich instead.
     
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    You could dress like this. It looks a little painful though.
     
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    I guarantee you many successful bands have guys like this on the payroll.

    It's part of the show, like it or not. And I realize after watching this that at times I'm guilty of a really boring stage presence.
     
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    Stage presence is certainly important and it's worth putting some thought and practice into especially if a band doesn't have naturally performative members. That said, there are a million more creative ways to engage and entertain an audience than resorting to godawful cheesy rock band moves.

    Personally, back in my younger band playing days getting people to move on stage wasn't an issue. Running around like an idiot on stage thinking you looked cool as **** was half the reason we were in bands to begin with.
     
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    He gives good advice.

    The first sign that something was wrong with my band was seen when my lead singer started trying to have the guys copy the moves and sounds of more successful bands. This included synchronized jumping, leaping from drum risers, PA cabs, etc. Nothing quite like trying to copy the work of others without realizing that the trend ends by the time someone sees you. My advice to any performer is cliche - let the music dictate movements and chase your own sound. Be divisive. Whatever moves you are making on stage is going to look very small from the pit, so make them big and sweeping. Be prepared to jump into character by the time the drummer's sticks crack the 4 on count-in.
     
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    I need this in mural size.

    The ol' Splitters
     
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    Lot of astute comments. I will add, in a way it's putting the cart before the horse, though. I sometimes play with a bassist that has ALL the moves, looks, facial expressions, etc down PERFECTLY.....but he can't play worth a hoot. He might be playing along, and a drum accent comes up, and he jerks his bass' neck and hits a "BLAT"! that is totally unnecessary and un-musical......but (in his mind) it "looks" cool.
    He freely admits he's there to "play" being a rockstar. (rather than "make" music)
     
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    Lord....what ass.

    He forgot about this....

     
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    I saw a guy I know perform like that a few years back...it was just weird. It looked like you would imagine...like he'd spent the day in front of a mirror practicing his rock star poses. It was just not good and made him look foolish IMO. I'm of the mindset that if your music is good enough it will speak for itself for the most part. I get it...it's entertainment but the posing stuff is almost like it's used to distract the audience attention away from mediocre musicianship.
     
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    There has to be a balance, IMO. You're there to entertain, so unless you're bringing virtuoso chops, you'd better have some visual appeal going on. Not following some standard rote of posing, per se, but you need to move around a bit and make it clear you're enjoying yourself up there. Because if your enjoyment is not obvious, how can you expect your audience to enjoy it?
     
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    A balance is the key for sure. If it feels unnatural to you then it will look unnatural and laughable to the audience. So practicing this guy's poses before the big show is likely to look weird and artificial. I think the thing is to find what feels natural and authentic to you as a performer...that's what the audience will really feed off of.
     
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    It is, and I'm so glad that I got to see The Allman Bros., Little Feat, Albert King, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, Robert Palmer, Joni Mitchell with the LA Express, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Band, The Rascals, The Grateful Dead, Chicago, Roomful of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Crosby Stills and Nash, Manassas, Danny Gatton, BB King, and many other groups live for the choreography.
     
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