Yay me. (Toot! Toot!)
I felt so comfortable with Jen and Julie, they are such competent, professional musicians. The sounds of both cello and piano sounded amazing.
The song, Touch the Sky, is a gorgeous piece; so stirring, so uplifting, both the music and the lyrics. My intent was to put as much emotion as I could into the performance, I wanted the audience to FEEL the message of freedom and beauty.
One thing I did differently was to borrow a friend's stool to sit on during the performance. This little tweak in stage presence made a huge difference to my inner thoughts. All being seated, I felt like our trio was working more as a team, collaboratively creating a piece together for our audience to enjoy. I wasn't out on show as the solo singer (something I really don't love...not yet anyway!) I guess it was just a mind reframe thing but whatever helps... I'll be off to IKEA in the near future to buy me a stool for future performances :-)
So...another gig down, more lessons learned, more experience, more fun!