Has anyone any advice or tips?
Hello, vic. First off, I admire anyone who can play in front of a crowd. My family and friends say i should do that but I don't feel like I'm good enough (nor is it likely that I will EVER think I am good enough), but that's just me. I always tip "buskers" because I admire their nerve.
So, having never played in front of a crowd, i can't offer advice on that, but I have been in audiences countless times. Russell gives good advice, i.e., play what you want to play, but if you really want to engage the crowd and increase your "revenue" (tips), be prepared to play requests as well. Get a few good (thick) fake books to cover a myriad of songs, so you might at least attempt to play some songs that you don't know if somebody asks you to.
Good luck, and be sure to stop back in and tell us how your job is going.
Last edited by Astronomikal (2012-06-18 05:25:51)