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Rethinking Your Live Show

Most of you know that I work with bands and artists of all levels and genres; from Grammy winners to indie artists, making a go of it on their own. Most of the major artists I work with are always rethinking their live shows and how to make them better. It keeps it fresh for them […]

Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything

Here’s what my wife, Susan, and I have been doing for the first three weeks of quarantine…. Quarantine theme song pick:  (By the way, if you have children at home and they haven’t seen the Veggie Tales videos, I highly recommend them.)  Hey everyone, Tom here… Weird times we’re living in! I hope you’re all […]

Musicians’ Most Common Mistakes – Part 8: Moments, Moments, Moments

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Conversations with Tom and Amy

This blog and video are the final wrap up of the FIRST question in a series we’ve put together to answer YOUR questions! Yes! We’ve finally made it through the first question! We began by answering one of the most asked questions: What are the most common mistakes musicians make in their live show?  You can listen to and […]

From One Song to the Next

Do you know what your rehearsal should look like? Because how your rehearsals look is a huge part of how your live show will look! Almost every artist I know thinks “rehearsal” means going through your songs over and over again until you’ve got the music just right. Maybe they decide where to stand during […]

Musicians’ Most Common Mistakes – Part 7: Mistaking Practice for Rehearsal

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Conversations with Tom and Amy

This blog / video on mistaking practice for rehearsal is the seventh in a series we’ve put together to answer YOUR questions. Links to the first six video blogs are at the bottom of this post. We began by answering one of the most asked questions: What are the most common mistakes musicians make in […]

Musicians’ Most Common Mistakes – Part 6: Mistaking Winging it for Spontaneity

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Conversations with Tom and Amy

This blog and video are the sixth in a series we’ve put together to answer YOUR questions! We began by answering one of the most asked questions: What are the most common mistakes musicians make in their live show? In video blog #1, we described the first mistake: Your songs don’t all sound the same, […]

Musicians’ Most Common Mistakes – Part 5: Not Understanding Their Audience

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Conversations with Tom and Amy

This blog and video are the fifth in a series we’ve put together to answer YOUR questions! We began by answering one of the most asked questions: What are the most common mistakes musicians make in their live show? In video blog #1, we described the first mistake: Your songs don’t all sound the same, but […]

Musicians’ Most Common Mistakes – Part 4: Rearrange Your Songs for LIVE!

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Conversations with Tom and Amy

This blog and video are the fourth in a series we’ve put together to answer YOUR questions! We began by answering one of the most asked questions: What are the most common mistakes musicians make in their live show? In video blog #1, we described the first mistake: Your songs don’t all sound the same, but […]

Musicians’ Most Common Mistakes – Part 3: They Don’t Create Moments

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Conversations with Tom and Amy

This blog and video are the third in a series we’ve put together to answer YOUR questions! We began by answering one of the most asked questions: What are the most common mistakes musicians make in their live show? In video blog #1, we described the first mistake: Your songs don’t all sound the same, but […]

Musicians’ Most Common Mistakes – Part 2: Misdirection

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Conversations with Tom and Amy

This blog and video are the second in a series we’ve put together to answer YOUR questions! We began by answering one of the most asked questions: What are the most common mistakes musicians make in their live show? In video blog #1, we described the first mistake: Your songs don’t all sound the same, […]