In this Preshow Rituals segment, the pop artist, Riva Taylor, reveals what she does before taking the stage. You can check out the story, after the break.
If I can, I’ll practice some yoga and I’ll grab time in a steam room. Get those vocal chords warm. And it’s just a really nice excuse to chill for 20 minutes, to be honest! Then I’m all about getting the energy spiking!
I’ll do a warm-up with the girls on BV’s – they’re awesome and so much fun and singing together always gives me the buzz. I often play upbeat music and crack open a pre-emptive Diet Coke so it’s nice and flat for before the show. The only time I drink the stuff but always does the job (so rock n’ roll I hear you say…hmmm) ok, there is usually port in my bag too. The only thing that seems to work before a show that doesn’t tip me over the edge break me into a yodel mid-set!
Plus it gets me ready for post-show rituals…