NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles in New York City
Preachermann & The Revival presented Atomic Soul Album Release Party at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday, September 9th. The show was a success supported by close family, friends and fans.
3 Lessons Learned from the Show:
Lesson 1: You Have To Prepare For Greatness
--- There's a lot of preparations that goes into planning a huge show at a premier venue.
--- Planning rehearsals fro an 11-piece band, managing everyone's schedule and making sure everyone had the music who couldn't attend rehearsals proved challenging.
--- You have to make sure the music and merchandise are ready by showtime.
--- Promoting the show and getting the word out is also very important through social media, event listings and word of mouth.
Lesson 2: You Have To Show Up and Put Your Best Foot Forward
--- You've put in the rehearsal and had the sound check before the show now it's time to perform. If you're prepared properly, you can just perform and not worry about all the technical things that go into the performance.
--- My experience: I got lost in the music and let all my inhibitions go. I was totally free and it felt so good. The stage is my home!
Lesson 3: You Can Judge Your Success By The Experience Of The Audience
--- The feedback from the audience was outstanding. They had a great experience. They were still glowing after the show.
---The audience's reaction let's us know that the show as a huge success. This is why we do what we do what we do.
Preachermann thought the show was great and well worth the effort. The benefits have long lasting effects. He impressed important people in the audience that he found out after he performed. It proves that you never know who will be in the audience. You always have to do your best.
One of the lessons he learned was to make sure he prepares ahead of time to record the show. He found out 10 minutes before the show that he could have recorded the show but it was too late for the venue to prepare.
Preachermann's motto: "40 or 40,000. Rock it the same."
Preachermann & The Revival Band:
Ed Holley "Preachermann" -- Lead Vocals
Benita Charles -- Background Vocals
Nik Chinbukas -- Guitar
Tom Pope -- Drums
Paul Paldino -- Bass
Karl Watson -- Saxophone, Violin
Manny Montanez - Percussion
Max Keisling - Keyboard
Elijah Thomas -- Tenor Sax, Flute
Salieu Suso -- Kora
Max Deger -- Trumpet