The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158019   Message #3734734
Posted By: GUEST
01-Sep-15 - 05:57 PM
Thread Name: sing to recorded music- nursing home
Subject: RE: sing to recorded music- nursing home
I use karaoke backing tracks. I put a tablet in a mic stand holder and play through a Bose Compact PA and a Tonematch engine. I play my acoustic-electric guitar along with the track and sing. The audience doesn't care that it's canned music. It sounds good and that's what matters. I have no trouble getting repeat gigs so it must be working OK. I am 71 and do mostly oldies from the 50's and early 60's. Most of the residents were in their 20's and 30's when they paid attention to popular music so it works. It's what I grew up with and know best anyway. They like up tempo stuff and not so many ballads I have found.
I get paid usually $75.00 for a one-hour show.