That title can be misleading. When I say “solo” I mean the music itself I played was written and released under my own name. It’s not a band. But I did have James from Chiseled Lilies back me up on the drums, so I wasn’t by myself on stage.
It’s also not technically the first time I’ve played any of these songs live. So, not counting open mics, this is the first performance I booked for myself.
Nerves were high. There’s a different vibe than usual. The music I played is all acoustic, providing a more tender atmosphere. I’m more vulnerable in this style. There’s no noise to cover up my mistakes. Not only that, I’m the main focus on stage.
Playing in a punk rock band means there’s more to look at other than me. Two other guys are playing their hearts out up there with me. Playing my solo music I’m the only one people are looking at.
The reception was warm and better than I anticipated. Beyond the expected polite clapping after each song, I did manage to get a few woos too.
Here’s a couple videos of the songs. Many of them are released to all major music stores and streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Bandcamp.
Note: This post is late. The performance was on November 30, 2019, at Chaplin’s in Spring City, PA.