In this Preshow Rituals segment, the country singer, Beamer Wigley, reveals what he does before taking the stage. You can check out the story, after the break.
I’ve seen a lot of stories where artists have the most strict pre-show routine ever. It’s crazy how superstitious we can get. You’d think we were baseball players! But I started performing when I was 7 years old, so having a “set routine” was never really a thought back then. But as I got older, more experienced, and played shows more often, I sorta subconsciously built my own pre-show routine that lasts all day!
I wake up around 9:00-10:00 and have the same breakfast, and then I start singing around the house or hotel room or wherever I am, just so I can start getting my voice warmed up. I kill some time with my band talking about each song that we’re doing and sometimes what changes we might make depending on the audience reactions. Then head out to soundcheck, load-in and make sure everything sounds perfect.
I don’t like eating right before I sing so I always have an early dinner. We get to the venue about an hour early and make sure everything is ready to go. Probably the most superstitious thing I do is 20 push-ups before every show to get my body ready, and then I do my vocal warmups. My band and I all stand in a circle, put our hands in the middle, countdown, and say the name of the city we’re playing in. We play our show, have the time of our lives, and then I usually stay for another hour afterward to say hi to fans and to grab some photos! Then we tear down, grab some fast food, and then do it all again the next day! I will admit, it doesn’t sound very exciting, but it’s all so much fun! That’s what being on the road and playing is all about! Having fun, and doing what you really love doing!