A disastrous live performance is the stuff of nightmares for any gigging musician, regardless of their success, but delivering a flawless performance every time isn't always possible. Here we look at how to handle things should you find yourself crashing and burning at your next live performance.
In this new post from MusicThinkTank, Patrick McGuire offers some tips on what artists should do when virtually everything goes wrong during a live show.
"If you’re the type of musician whose world immediately crumbles when your set time changes at the last minute, or when you’re forced to use backline amps and drum kitsrather than your own on short notice, then you might need to reevaluate your expectations. Unless you’re playing a sold-out theatre, set times are likely to move around a bit to accommodate everyone’s needs. And venues tend to operate on wildly varying degrees of professionalism."