In this Preshow Rituals segment, the singer-songwriter, Jacob Lee, reveals what he does before taking the stage. You can check out the rituals, after the break.
Hi Again! It’s interesting reading my pre-show rituals published here in 2017. So much has changed about my set, it’s kinda cute reading about my OCD habits. If I’m honest, the cleaning & hiding of cables hasn’t changed. My perfectionism still exists to a ridiculous degree & I still don’t know whether that’s good or bad. Back in 2017, my performance would be solo & acoustic with a stompbox & loop station, nowadays, I’m with a band (or at least one other guitarist). I’ll always ensure I find a quick minute alone to set an intention before a show. As someone who always strives to create value for listeners, it’s important to remind myself why I do what I do, & what I want people to feel while I’m up there.
I’m unfortunately a singer with sinus problems, so the traditional pre-show coffee has now been cast to the wayside. It’s boring old water & tea for me! Weirdly, my response to nerves is feeling absolutely freezing, so I’ve become accustomed to having an extra jumper in my bag just in case I start shivering… Definitely strange, though better than getting super sweaty I guess… Overall, as long as I’m feeling connected to what I’m about to do, & who I’m doing it for, I’ll be ready to lay it all on the stage. Those who love my stories, lyrics & music are the reason I wake up inspired, so despite my health or energy levels, I’ll always come through.