Highlife maestro Kojo Antwi has made aware to the young musicians to be focus on their stage craft more rather than being more interested in recordings all day.
The Music Maestro, known for his entertaining live performances, noted that unlike him, the current crop of musicians focus on studio recordings rather than learning the art of stagecraft.
“the difference now is that you have musicians who come out of the studio before they become musicians, and you hear a lot of people complaining of their inability to play live shows”..
“I started on stage before entering the studio. They enter studio before coming on stage, so they have to be groomed for the stage,” he said..
The experienced musician indicated to Artist managers of how important it is to groom their various artists on stage craft more especially getting used to live band performance.
That notwithstanding, Mr Music Man, recommends that until an artiste has a repertoire of songs which can sustain a live audience, he/she must not mount the stage.
‘…even when you have just a single out, it is not the time for you to go out there and play, that’s my advice. You need a repertoire of about 30 minutes that you can sustain an audience with’, he stated.