May 2, 2007
Having some fun ...
Went out to the Lounge Room Gallery in Red Hill last Saturday night for an Open Mic ...
There was some real talent on display, though the venue was a little cramped, and it was good fun. I played three tunes: "Dancing With the Stones", "I Long for the Day" and "Heart's With You", on the night and was well received. A couple of girls got up to dance (at an accoustic night!) and the bartender complimented the strength of my voice. This did wonders for my confidence and I think I'll go again this weekend.
I almost chickened out, but my mate Owen Rees turned up (he lives around the corner and was walking by) so I felt like I ought to do it. Glad I did (thanks, Owen!). I guess over the next few weeks I'll work through my entire repertoire three songs at a time (as Owen noted on the night: "leave 'em wanting more") and try to build up confidence before taking on a 45-minute set somewhere.
I'll also try out one of the "guerilla marketing" tactics I was considering: give the crowd members a copy of teh words to "Heart's With You" for them to take home - complete with branding, URL, etc ... see if it works at all. My blog stats are in decline and it's not because the spammers are going away ... :-(Posted by Hughie at May 2, 2007 10:32 AM