Artists and their performance styles…what is confidence, really?

It makes me laugh when I get the whole ‘you should move about more‘ ‘you should make more eye contact‘ and ‘you should do this & that‘ etc from people, in regards to my live performances, and then I see something like this Elliott Smith live video and the beauty of it blows my mind.

I like to get up on stage and be in my own little bubble, and I love watching performers that do the same (Elliott Smith, Laura Marling etc) because to me it’s like having a glimpse into their own private world.

I’ve been trying lately to be a bit more ‘engaging’ with my performances, but really, what is any less engaging about this? I’m not interested in being all ‘HEY LOOK AT ME’ – there’s nothing wrong with that per se, I just like to be more ‘well this is me, I’m doing my thing here, and you can watch and listen if you like‘.

I’d be interested to hear people’s thoughts on this?


About Marc Reeves

Folk-pop singer songwriter from Nottingham, UK. 'Sweet, soulful & sentimental songs - Reeves has a superb vocal quality and the lyrics to match' – Evening Post 'His lyrics, music and voice ooze a rare musical maturity that defies his age' – LeftLion magazine 'Listening to the tracks on the album it is staggering when you realise that the voice behind these lyrics is only just on the cusp of turning twenty years old' – Nottingham LIVE magazine
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