The second part of my (purely personal) good gigging guide comes under the heading musicality (click here for Part 1 - Preparedness). Some of these things may seem obvious, some may seem like I’m having a dig at people, but I’m not - they are just my take on the matter.
Take what serves you, leave what doesn't!
I've been gigging for more years than I care to mention (over 20) and it's so easy to forget to serve the music, either through bad choices or the wilful pursuit of other goals.
Time to break stuff down into manageable chunks!
Drummer, drum geek, reluctant blogger and eater of cheese!