Forming a rock bank was the latest fad in India, that I think started when I was in 3rd/Final year of engineering. Everyone wants to – RAWK \m/ ! After observing many student rock bands perform on stage I’ve decided to come up with few tips and advise to all the college rock bands. I’m confident that the Desi Dudes & Dudettes will learn a few things through this post and hopefully implement them.
Tip 1: It takes years to learn music and months to get long hair.
You can’t be a rock star by wearing Metallica, Iron Maiden black t-shirts and picking up few chords from the Internet. Practice! Not 24 hours a day 10 days before your ‘concert’, but at least 1 hour every day for at least 1 year before you go ‘live’.
Tip 2: Control yourself on the stage. Don’t act as if someone is pinching your ass.
Agree, its a show-biz. But you can’t afford to look like an idiot on stage. I see that many bands have lead singers and guitarists act as if someone is pinching their ass. Some imitate the ‘rock-feel’ with actions as if they’re going through a severe paralysis attack. Plan your actions and make people dance, don’t do it on their behalf!
Tip 3: Originals Please!
Don’t call yourself a ‘rockstar’ if all you do is just sing songs of famous bands. Unless you come up with your original songs, you aren’t there yet. Work on at least ONE original song.
I hope these tips help. I have more, but I’ll share them later.
–The Big K–