I'm sure it has been asked on here before*, but I'm about to start doing open mic night (I think) so wanted to hear about people's thoughts, experiences and advice.
Never done it before, never sang or played in public, definitely not an extrovert.
But my band is playing our first gig in a couple of months, so want to get some less pressured performances under my belt first.
There are a few venues near where I live all ran by the same people and looks like players of all abilities turn up. Mainly seem to be acoustic performers, though I'm more interested in practising plugged in.
Seems like most people go for covers to start with - really famous stuff so the drinkers in the pub hear songs they recognise and are less likely to bottle you off stage. Maybe that's how I should start, before doing originals?
* I don't know the rules about posting similar things to previous discussions, so let me know if I should be tagging this onto the end of someone's earlier post.
Telecaster American Deluxe, Cornell Romany amp, without the talent to use them properly