In this Preshow Rituals segment, the singer songwriter, Bryan McPherson, shares what he does before every show. You can check out his rituals, after the break.
I do have a pre-show ritual. Some people know this but before every show I have to listen to “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. I started doing it a decade ago and it got me fired up and now I have to listen to it before every gig or else it ends up being a rough show. For some reason I have so much history with that song at this point that it conjures up a lot of memories of my journey as an artist and because I have listened to it at almost EVERY show I have played in the last 10 years it helps to get me in the zone. Sometimes you might see me at a loud gig with my phone next to my ear, more than likely I am not having a conversation but am listening to this song.
Then I do some meditation to clear my mind and to set my intentions and goals that I hope to achieve with the audience. Every night is different. I have played to 6,000 people and 6 people and I still have the same goals and hopes. A good time is had by all and we are all appreciative. Audience and artist. I hope to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives and if just one person is there and the performance helps them down the road then its a job well done.
The last thing I do is give 110% and play the best show as possible!