Hi Ken and All,
Just reporting back to base camp having subjected myself to two shows. Before you start saying wow, I do have to say that I did 1solo and did some group songs. However, I did notice a lot about the two experiences which I wanted to talk about. The KT exercises helped enormously and actually gave me the confidence to sing a Grade 8 Rock School song (Sam Brown's Stop) but I did notice a big difference in performance between the two shows. In the case of the first show, it felt like I was auditioning for XFactor with a hostile crowd and it felt like ages before I could actually perform so the level of nerves was far greater than it had ever been, At one stage, I was convinced I had forgotten the words.
I think I have learnt what environments work for me and which don't but my question to you is: Is that a common lesson for other singers? What tips have you got for controlling the jitters? Would you review your past poor performances or brush them aside?