Get your act together

When you're on tour, you're onstage with a your fellow musicians for two hours, but then you're with them offstage for twenty-two.

A smart bandleader won’t just book players who can kill it at the show. They book people they can imagine themselves spending the next two weeks/months/years with - sharing a car, bus, meal table, dressing room or even hotel room.

While you’re spending hours every day to develop monster technique on your instrument, you also need to work out what makes you a good friend, a treasured member of the family. Are you bringing good vibes or bad?

Having your act together is a twenty-four hour a day gig.