returned to live performance last summer.
However, I'm a keyboard-based solo singer-songwriter and the
guy-standing-behind-synth routine can create a bit of a barrier
between artist and audience, especially when I'm playing longer sets
that go beyond the three or four numbers of open mic nights. It's also
very static with no possibilities for movement on the stage. I'm
playing some 45-minute sets at forthcoming gigs and I would like to
liven up my stage routine.
One thing I've already done is introduce a 'keytar' to my live act.
Well, it's a Behringer UMA25s, which is just a two-octave MIDI
controller with a guitar strap, but it's very brightly coloured (red)
and shiny and has definitely added a bit of interest to the
proceedings, especially when I use it to play parts that emulate rock
guitar. I can't use that on all of my songs, though, and I still
think I need a few more tricks to break up the routine.
Can anyone here suggest other ideas they've used, or seen being used,
to make a keyboard-based live performance more dynamic?