Energy Attracts Energy: 5 Bands with Electric Stage Presence
Who wants to pay to watch a boring band that does nothing but stand there and plays music perfectly and predictably? No matter how great the music played, an aura of disconnect with the audience creates the impression that the band members are just there to do their job. Live performances should be all about the contagious, electric energy on stage which is transmitted to the audience, pumping them up.
Here are just a few bands that have amazing stage presence, picked by the team at School of Popular Music that give music lessons in Guernsey. Here goes, in no particular order:
Metallica IS stage presence. Despite having been playing forever, this band is great in every sense of the word. The bandmates work so well together on stage, with Kirk Hammett’s unbelievable stage presence and a smile that warms everyone’s hearts, Lars Ulrich’s electric drum energy… and of course, not many frontmen command stage presence like James Hetfield does.
The magic combination of fantastic sound, special effects and the voice Metallica gives the frantic crowd, leaves no doubt that watching Metallica live is one of the most exhilarating experiences a rock/metal fan will ever have!
The larger-than-life masked bandmates feed off each other’s energy and fuel the intense drive that took them from the backstreets of Des Moines to the world’s stage. However, there’s no debating that it is frontman Corey Taylor’s commanding voice and stage presence that sets Slipknot’s live performances over the edge.
3. Foo Fighters
It is near impossible to attend a Foo Fighter’s concert and remain seated. The band’s strong connection to its fans can be felt from the moment the bandmates set foot on stage. Frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkin’s energy, in particular, is contagious and Grohl’s facial expressions are some of the most captivating in the rock scene worldwide.
A combination of mind-blowing pyrotechnics, lighting and Chris Martin’s boundless energy make the band’s performances absolutely explosive. Martin’s stage presence is a force to be reckoned with, spending most of the time sprinting up and down the stage and jumping when the beat drops.
5. Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil’s shows are always raw and sincere as they put everything they have into them. They’re known in the industry for connecting with their audience; throwing guitar picks and drum sticks and maintaining eye contact with fans. Talented frontwoman Cristina Scabbia is very open with the audience, often speaking to them and asking them to join in the singing.
Bands that move around and connect with their audience and bandmates create intense energy and energy attracts energy, allowing those on and off stage to feed off on each other’s energy! Electrifying!
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