Stage act / habitus?

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  1. elihu

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    I’ve always thought Tom Petty looked comfortable on stage. He wasn’t big on wild stage antics (his music did most of the talking) but he was confident while engaging the audience.
     
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    Well, I don't stay stiff at all but I learnt it from:

    Ruyter Suys from The Nashville *****... You just cannot stop looking at her while playing




    I see that the name of the band has been robotcensored, jajajan YOu can read it at the video itself
     
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    Also....

     
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    And, of course...


     
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    No one had less stage presence than Danny Gatton.
    No one ever played guitar better.
    I think that's more important.
     
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    That's one band that needs to be experienced live to be fully appreciated. Been to a few NP shows, all just awesome.
    (BTW there is no "The" in their name )
     
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    Not many had worse tone
     
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    Depends what you like. I like screaming Tele tone. The only one I have ever heard come close was Roy Buchanan, & no one had better tone than him. Also, no one played with more soul. I have seen Danny many times, & his tone is unsurpassed.
     
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    That’s easy, T-Bone, of course!

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    That is bad... I have never really been a fan of his but I think that just sealed the deal
     
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    Ramones: That suits them and to their music. And I guess many youngsters playing that stuff will try to imitate them. Still don't dig those hairs though..
    Gatton: If You are one of the best players - it really doesn't mean too much, what it looks like. However, I've seen Eric Clapton and must say that there was not much to see.
    Wilko: Well he just looks manic.
    T-bone: And why not Chuck Berry too - those cats had some cool things on stage. But I wouldn't go imitating Berry. That was his thing.

    Many instrumental bands like Shadows had cool learned moving patterns. Doing those and grinning might look nice, funny or comical - depending on who's watching..

    As I said, I might belong to players who mostly look at his fingers, but I'm trying. It's just that one can not force him/herself to do cool things on stage. It must come naturally or it soon becomes ridiculous.
     
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    YES indeed... you must be there to fully appreciate

    And YES, no "The"
     
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    Gerry Colvin


    I've had the privilege of touring with him a couple times. I learn something about stagecraft every time I see him, whether I'm on stage with him or not.

    Daniel
     
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    Getting away from the guitar side of things, but as an ex bass player back in my day - Steve Harris from IronMaiden was one hell of a mover and entertainer on stage. Kudos also to the earlier mentioned Phil Lynott, and although a little cliched at times - I thought Robert Plant was the king of Cool. Jimmy P wasnt bad either, and don't even get me started on The Who! (John aside)
     
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    Hi.

    I feel like there are two kinds of ‘stage act’ or ‘performance.’ Or at least, two kinds of ‘good’ ones.

    One is the actual ‘staged act’ where the performer or performers go through a routine.

    The other is more the ‘stage presence,’ where the performer just has ‘something.’ I feel this is often a result of the fact they are just totally into what they are doing.

    I prefer the later myself, if it’s a binary choice.

    But there are those too, who can combine both. Here’s Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, from the ending sequence of the movie 20,000 Days on Earth.

    At the start we see (a small amount of) how he works the crowd, directly appealing to them, finger tip to finger tip. Then, as the song progresses, he loses himself to it - stalking, prowling the stage, living the character - “Look at me now…”



    I’ll also throw in some Stagger Lee, for a more direct and well filmed view of his interaction with the audience. I’ll just put in the tilte to copy and paste for a search, rather than a direct link to the video, otherwise I might get in trouble - it has cowboy hats and naughty words. You have been warned.

    Austin City Limits Web Exclusive: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Stagger Lee" (EXPLICIT)

    You could also search for this Glastonbury full show performance. Also has saucy words in abundance.

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds live at Glastonbury 2013 PRO-SHOT ENTIRE SHOW COMPLETE

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    After my first year touring western Canada in a cover band, the bandleader tasked us all (5 piece band) with upping our entertainment value.
    We added the extra lights, and a smoke machine.
    I was encouraged to go wireless, run into the crowd, play behind my head/back, with my teeth, yada yada.
    I’m an introvert, and it was torture!
    The (good) singer went wireless, and sang and danced with ladies in the audience.
    The drummer spun his sticks and exaggerated his playing style.
    The bassist/leader was a (good) comic, the keyboardist was his nerdy straight man.
    Show biz.
    It helped us stay booked.
    I learned that I’m way more of a musician than an entertainer.
    Glad the “make show” days are over, for me.
     
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    Not like this
     
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    Mine seem to be acting foolish! o_O;)
     
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