- If you are visiting a venue for the first time it is a good idea to ring ahead to ensure that the event is on.
- It will help your preparation to attend a couple of sessions before you plan to perform. Visit a few before deciding on where to do your first performance. Trust your instincts. Some places ‘feel’ better than others and each open mic has it’s own culture. Some have a very supportive clientele. Some are just unpleasant.
- Arrive early and be prepared to wait if you want to perform. The more often you attend the more likely you are to get a slot.
- Make a note of what songs are being played by the other performers. Try not to duplicate other people’s material. Continue reading