Written by Anna LePetri
This past Saturday, November 4th, our artist Amanda Lyn made a special guest appearance at acoustic/alternative band Beemo's release party for their new single, "Did For You" - and as usual, she rocked the house! But behind all great performances are great pre-show routines, rituals and traditions that ignite the fire we see on stage. So, we spoke to Amanda and got the inside scoop on the various routines that lead up to her iconic performances!
"My pre-show routine varies depending on what type of performance I’m doing," she explained. "Most of the live performing I’ve done has been theatre and with that type of show, I usually warm up in the car on the way there. This typically involves singing in the car loudly along to boy bands such as One Direction, Backstreet Boys and Big Time Rush." Can't we all relate?
When I do a gig where I’m playing my own music, the atmosphere is usually a lot more laid back, so I don’t really have a typical pre-show ritual. I feel like when you’re a performer, everything you do in your daily life as far as health and self-care is part of your pre-show ritual, though. It’s a lifestyle choice to use your body as your work. Exercising regularly, rehearsing, maintaining your singing voice, keeping your immune system strong, skin care, drinking enough water, eating healthy, maintaining your mental and spiritual health - all of this comes into play and helps you maintain longevity. It’s important to know what works for you and what makes you feel free to give your best performance."
Be sure to follow Amanda Lyn and 3300+ Climbing on social media for more updates on her upcoming shows and appearances! For now, check out our photos from Beemo's single release party on November 4th!
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