Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Someone I know once hired a “Sinatra Singer” to perform “live music” at his event.
Evidently, the fellow was singing with tracks.
Live music is a funny thing. It’s supposed to be LIVE.
Which totally does not mean having a pre-recorded music “track” playing while the so-called “band” is playing along with it. Some of these pre-recorded tracks include vocal enhancement, as well — and the “voices” onstage sing right over them.!
Not everybody knows the difference, either.
But live music is not supposed to be karaoke – or semi-karaoke.
As for impersonators — why substitute hamburger for caviar?
I hate to say it, but the “Sinatra singers” are NOT Sinatra.
Part of the charm of the Rat Pack was their ability to pull off spontaneity, even though many of their best bits of “shtick” were actually well-rehearsed.
But their easygoing repartee was not a copy of anyone or anything else.
There is not going to be another Rat Pack, ever.
And there is not going to be another Sinatra.
But the live vintage music we do for weddings and events comes pretty close.
Singer/bandleader Judy Chamberlain specializes in live music for celebrity weddings in California, Arizona, Texas and beyond. She can be reached… Read the full story »
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Live music is an interactive art form.
It’s not for everyone, but the wise party giver knows that events take on a sparkling personality with live music.
Coporate events are often “hurry up and wait,” with speeches and presentations and some music in the mix. Maybe… Read the full story »