What Does Bat Do???? Everything!
All Acoustic, All Requests!!!
Bat’s performance is a fun, interactive, and sometimes loud (the audience, not the music) roller coaster ride through the history of contemporary popular music, which includes Rock & Roll, Country, Folk, Oldies, Classic Standards, Pop, Soul, and Original songs. Spanning 60 years of popular songs, there is something for every age group. Bat plays the guitar and sings, while his wife, Brenda, walks through the audience meeting folks and taking requests. The idea is to have a fun, exciting, and memorable night for everyone.
What Makes Him Tick?????????????
The idea of live entertainment should be that it is both
“LIVE” and “Entertaining.”
A DJ playing CDs, in Bat’s opinion, is not “live,” nor entertaining. When playing a CD, there is no possibility for the artist to make mistakes, nor interact with the room. There may be plenty of music that a DJ can play; in fact with computers everywhere now, there is an infinite amount of music ready at the DJ’s fingertips with the touch of a button. There is no chance that he will sing off key, or play a wrong note. It is perfect. It’s also not very exciting.
A singer/ musician sitting on a bar-stool in the corner and playing from a selected song list of tunes that he’s learned over years is definitely “live,” but all too often not very “entertaining;” especially after seeing him many times (and hearing the same tunes each time) the performance can become predictable. Without audience involvement, it becomes what musicians term “wallpaper;” or room noise to fill up space during lags in patron’s conversations.
For these reasons, Bat uses NO pre-recorded music of any kind, does not play along with digital backing tracks, and therefore is not limited to a strictly carved repertoire. No two shows are ever the same, and the songs performed are requests from the audience. The audience dictates the direction, pace, and tone of the evening. There is no songlist!!!!! The show can move into almost any genre at the drop of a hat. And yes, mistakes do happen.
Bat is an ABSOLUTELY FIRST CLASS ACT.
Things That Will Happen:
There will be a LOT of audience singing
There will be audience dancing
There will be a LOT of audience members yelling requests and general nonsense at the stage
There will be audience members tipping Bat in a jar at the stage
There will be a LOT of stopping songs in the middle to let the audience sing, hoot, howl, or yell
Performances DO tend run over time in length as long as the audience is tipping
There will be a LOT of fun
There will be a LOT of direct interaction from stage to audience at any moment of the performance.
There will be plugs for the sale of Bat’s CDs over the microphone
Things That Won’t Happen:
There will not be profanity from the stage over the microphone
There will not be sloppiness during the performance due to drunkenness
There will not be disrespect toward any of the patrons
There will not be shabby appearance or attire
There will not be excessively long breaks
Bat will not quit early. He plays from designated starting time until contracted finishing time, and then . . . . . . . . .
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