Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Really LOVE doing intimate shows...About last night @Cafe Bella...

Someone recently asked me during an interview "which do I prefer more, performing on a big stage in front of a large audience, or performing in a more intimate setting"? 

Good question!

My response was basically I don't prefer one over the other...

They are two different experiences, to which I truly LOVE both for many reasons.

Last night for me, was yet another reminder of why I really LOVE performing in an intimate setting! 

Good venue + good vibe + good people + good music=GOOD TIMES!

I love the up close and personal feeling I have with my audience and last night @Cafe Bella offered that & more!

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I've been recording & working on my 4th album...

I've been wanting to continue playing out live which can be quite challenging while recording...but I feel the need...I LOVE performing LIVE...I go through withdrawals when I don't!!!

I've been searching to find one place close to home, where I can work on my craft, entertain, make some $, build a local following, without any stress, where I can have fun performing...somewhere to call my home base. 

I finally found the right place for ME, my vibe & my music...Cafe Bella!

I love blending into the cool vibe that Bella has to offer...

Finding the right environment for me is REALLY important, because I feel that becoming one with everyone & everything surrounding me is part of the magical experience that flows through me, my music & my performance...

For me, it begins from the time I walk into a venue...I pick up on the energy of the room...it starts with the vibe of the room...intimate settings, for the most part, for me, tend to have warmer feel to it...which lends to a warmer performance by me...

The people who work in intimate settings, like Cafe Bella, tend to add a more friendly "Family" feeling to the place...ahhhhh...so nice...so welcoming... 

...rather than the cold, pretentious, distant feeling I've felt in some larger venues...to which I say "NO NEED"...

So when I walk into an inviting setting like @Cafe Bella, it's easy for me to REALLY relax, really connect, really perform to the best of my ability, in a stress free zone...which then allows me & my band to really enjoy performing, which then in turn makes it more enjoyable to the audience...which then becomes a chain reaction...Giving & taking...sharing positive energy...it's great being able to really feel it, see it, hear it....on a more personal level!

...We're all here...connected...feeling this way and being able to connect to everyone & everything in an intimate setting only adds to everyone's overall experience...

Oh, and I have to mention another thing I LOVE about Cafe Bella...they are one of the few places left that DO NOT CHARGE A COVER to come in & listen to music...I LOVE THAT & THANK YOU CAFE BELLA FOR BEING YOU!!! DON'T EVER CHANGE THAT! 

How unique & inviting!!!

I love that my friends & fans have a place where they can come see me perform without having to pay $$$ just to walk through the door...

It's places like Cafe Bella that help keep the music scene alive! 


ArT & sOuL
Denise Vasquez





 



 


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