3 Critical Insights by Elijah Runako on Performing for a Live Audience
|October 18, 2021|
There is something magical about music concerts and live performances. The synergy between the artist and the audience is unparalleled. The experience is enriching for both the audience and the artists. However, the exhilaration of performing live also comes with nervousness and stage fear. But few artists have conquered this and now look at the stage as their home. Elijah Runako is one of them.
For Elijah, music is his infinity and his passion. With a unique style reminiscent of pop and R&B, his music is the rage with American teenagers. Previously, he has worked with superstars like Kanye West, Chance the rapper, Joey purple, and performed for audiences at Coachella, Lollapalooza, pitchfork, and summer smash. Elijah has observed the live music scene very closely, and based on his experience, here are 3 critical insights that he believes make for a good live performance.
1. Engaging with the audience. While this seems like a no-brainer, many artists skip this step. However, good live performers are always in conversation with their audience. Through music and words, they keep the listeners' attention and groove on.
2. Knowing your gear. A live performance is only as good as the equipment that is broadcasting it. A live performer should know and use the gear to the fullest, which helps provide the best experience for the audience.
3. Confidence is key. A live performance differs from recorded songs in a prominent way- at a concert, the artist is creating an experience. If the performer enjoys the music, the audience will too.
Elijah Runako is known to excel at everything that he does. His passion pushes him to create exceptional art and experiences that win the hearts of people. And, knowing his work, we can’t wait to be in the audience for the next live act that Elijah Runako performs.