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Thread #95092   Message #1846636
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
30-Sep-06 - 03:57 AM
Thread Name: Compering/ MCing at a folk club
Subject: RE: Compering/ MCing at a folk club
Les... Hope you got them dry-cleaned!

A good MC is one who introduces the evening, introduces the acts and doesn't talk all the way through them (or start clapping 2 verses from the end because they weren't listening and the singer paused for breath.... you know who you are!). A good MC will know who they can call on for a song at short notice, who will need a little encouragement and who wil empty the room quicker than a fart in a lift.

A bad MC is one who only lets his friends play more than 1 song, stretches his own spot out by dragging his friends up to play with hin and forgets the name of the guest artist, introducing them as someone diametrically opposite to their own brand of music (again, you know who you are!!!).