Date: Tuesday 16th September
Venue: Leuchie House
About the concert: Leuchie House is dedicated to providing caring respite breaks for people and their families living with long-term conditions. Needless to say there was only one word to describe my time here and that word is fantastic.
Verbal content and clarity: Lots and lots and lots of chatting in this concert. I probably did more talking about the songs and answered questions on the performance even the musical instruments I was playing which was unusual but the audience wanted that and interacted well because of this approach which evolved naturaly.
Vocalization of residents: The clients were song engaged with the stories behind the songs such as who wrote them, when they were released and what place they had at the time. I was surprised to see how knowledgeable people were on the songs.
Eye Contact: This was an ideal concert to catch the audience eye and the setting out of the concert was excellent. This was because it was arranged in a U shape. Everyone had the same view the room was the perfect size for the performance also.
Facial Expressions: Lots of acceptance through smiles and discussion.
Body Posture: Difficult to say about this concert as most of the clients were wheel chair bound and so observations feedback was done through chatting and facial expressions.
Movement: This was more of a gig for the clients to discuss and interact about the songs rather than be up and dancing and because of that I swapped the set list round to match the pace and atmosphere of the evening.
On-going evaluation: This was a nighttime performance and it took some time to get there but everyone was very keen and waiting on me setting up. One strange thing, well not strange but different from the rest of my gigs with Music in Hospitals is that I probably played only 3/4 of my set in which should be an 1hr15 but i only achieved 3/4 in 1hr 30. This was because of the interaction in-between songs.
I got great feedback from this gig. They said the clients thought i produced a fantastic programme that was fabulous and personable and that it pleased the crowd.
One thing i have noticed about all the gigs is that they are really lit well. All the lights are on, I'm unsure if the workers will allow a lower lit room for a more relaxed atmosphere.