Live music. Why I love it. And why your event needs it.

Live music. Why I love it. And why your event needs it.

As a performer, live music is in my blood. Very little comes close to the tingles, the uplift and the emotion that comes with delivering a knock-out performance to an appreciative crowd.

But it’s a universally accepted phenomenon that live music can evoke immense feeling and enjoyment not only in the artist, but in the audience. That’s what makes it so special. Why else would fans clamour to get their hands on tickets for their favourite singer or band performing live. Clearly it’s not just to get a glimpse of their idol, in big venues you could be viewing most of it on a screen anyway.

It’s for the unique atmosphere created by live music.

How often have you walked past a singer in the street or a busker on the underground, whose talent and interpretation has given you a little tingle, goosebumps or a chill down your spine? Compare this to what would happen if you were in a shop playing the original item on the radio. You’d probably barely notice it.

As a singer I have a lot of theories about this. Some are common sense. Some have been scientifically proven. And some are based on the experience of living and breathing the music industry, and just knowing that when it comes to music at an event, there’s simply nothing better.

Maybe you’re planning an event or run a hospitality venue. You’re considering live music for your special occasion but are unpersuaded of the difference it will make. Well I believe it will make every difference. And here’s why.

  1. An all-compassing sensory experience. Live music is able to deliver greater pleasure and a higher impact, because is a visual treat as well as an aural one. Unlike recorded music, live music engages on a totally different level because you can see the artists, bounce off their enjoyment and passion and get far more involved. It’s more like a show. The interaction and relationship between a performer and their audience is intense and personal, and creates an enhanced experience as a result. 
  1. Volume and style. Live music has more impact and is so enjoyable because the musicians can control volume. They can enhance the build up to the crescendo. Get the audience going. They can also perform songs that you’ve heard a thousand times with a different interpretation or style; giving the audience something unexpected, interesting and new. 
  1. There is actually some science to support it. It’s well documented that music in general releases dopamine, a chemical in the brain that relates to reward and pleasure. But in a study by the American Music Therapists Association, live music actually was attributed to reduced discomfort and stress and an improvement in mood in very ill patients when compared to recorded music. This may simply be because live music is more of a distraction and more engaging. But what a fantastic endorsement of how live music can impact our mood. 
  1. Your choice of live entertainment can be geared entirely around the purpose and nature of your event. Intimate for a family birthday in a small venue. Big band to knock out your wedding guests in a large hotel. Atmosphere-building in a club, bar or restaurant to get the crowd going and keep them coming back. You may want your band to start off romantic, build up to a party atmosphere and interact with the guests. With live musicians and performers, you’ve a huge amount of flexibility compared with other options.

I’ve delivered thousands of performances and been involved with hundreds of live productions. I love nothing more than a party.

And for the reasons above, there is no doubt in my mind. Live music literally rocks.

Jenny Green is a live performer at a variety of venues including restaurants, jazz clubs and special events around South London and Surrey, as well as playing a key role in community events and music festivals.

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About Jenny Green Sings

From Jenny's early love of pop music, to big band, jazz and acapella, she has a wealth of knowledge, expertise, skill and experience and with her ever expanding repertoire, covering songs from the world of Jazz, swing, to soul Latin and popular standards. Jenny is in great demand as a function singer with her bands and is ideal for weddings & corporate events.