In this Tour Tips segment, the country pop artist, Twinnie, recommends advice for being a musician on the road. You can check out the tips, after the break.
1 – Make Mental Health A Priority
I think when you’re on the road, you get so prioritized with making sure the show goes well that you can often neglect your mental health. So I always try to stay mindful of how I’m feeling and listen to meditation music to wind down – a few minutes each day to just relax will help so much with any anxiety especially breathing exercises.
2 – Surround Yourself With A Good Team
Having a good team around you will not only ensure the tour goes well it also helps to alleviate any stress and mental health issues too. I always include people that I actually want to hang out with. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together in close proximity so it’s important you’re surrounded by energy that lifts you up.
3 – Have Fun
Touring is a lot, you’re on the road traveling for weeks spending time away from loved ones but the experience is also once-in-a-lifetime as every tour you do will be different. Enjoy each night, even if anything goes wrong that’s just a part of the story. It’s so rewarding to be able to play live and something I think we’ll all appreciate even more after the past 2 years. So soak it all up and don’t take it too seriously.
4 – Eat Healthy
Long hours on a tour bus means you don’t often get time to eat right but it’s so important. I always try to include healthy snacks on the rider and have a pre-show meal with the crew so that we’re getting the vitamins we need to keep healthy whilst on the road.
5 – Be In The Moment
Try not to think too much about the next show, or what you wish could have happened the last time. I love being on stage and every night is different so I try to block out any outside noise and just focus on those people in the room right at that moment. It’s a unique experience that we’ll never replicate.