In this Tour Tips segment, the alternative pop artist, Lily Elise, gives you some advice for being on the road. You can check out the feature, after the break.
1) TRY TO LIMIT YOUR ALCOHOL INTAKE: Usually after I get offstage I have a good performance-high going, and I don’t want to go home and sleep, even though I know that would be the responsible thing to do. Not to mention, if I’m in a cool city, I want to go out and experience it, so I end up going out drinking and talking to strangers etc. As a singer, talking loudly in bars/clubs is the worst thing you could do for your voice, so I try to limit my going out to 3 times a week.
2) TAKE NAPS: Sometimes it’s hard to sleep in unfamiliar hotels, or when you’re jet-lagged or whatever the case may be. But, your body needs sleep! You can’t give your best performance if you’re not well rested. Especially for me, my voice is NOT gonna like me if I don’t get enough sleep. I always nap at some point, either at the venue in between soundcheck & show or on the rides to & from airports… Wherever/whenever I can!
3) EXPLORE: Sometimes you find yourself in the most random places where there is seemingly nothing to do, but sometimes the nights that have no pressure are the most fun. Walk around, meet locals, get a feel for the town, might as well.
4) STAY HEALTHY: My body is my instrument so I have to keep it as healthy as possible, but even for nonsingers, keep an eye on what you eat. Even little things, like if you have a burger for lunch, have a salad for dinner. Or if you ate pasta last night, walk to wherever you’re going instead of taking a cab. It all adds up!
5) HAVE FUN: That’s the most important part right? If it’s not fun, then why do it.
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