How to cure stage fright

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC -

“It’s no se­cret that I had ter­ri­ble stage fright early on ,” says Han­nah Reid. “It wa sa strug­gle, but I’ m def­i­nitely much bet­ter with it now. Hav­ing time off in be­tween busy weeks is what makes stage fright bet­ter. What make sit alot worse–and this can be ar­eas on why some artists turn to the bot­tle, or find other ways of cop­ing withit – ist he tour­ing. It­canbe ex­haust­ing. If you get re­ally ner­vous on top of that, then you get tired, and the more tired you get the more you feel you can’ t cope with the gigs. It’s such a down­ward spi­ral. What re­ally helps is if you know you have a pe­riod of time off to wind down af­ter a se­ries of shows. That wasn’ t what we were do­ing, and that of­ten made tour­ing feel like it wasn’ t hu­man ly pos­si­ble.It also avoid scan celling shows–it’ s hor­ren­dous when that hap­pens .”

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