Meet London-born UK Open Mic performer AdLibretto Impro:
Hi AdLibretto Impro, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:
Do you play solo only, or also in a group?
What’s the name of the group?
How old are you?
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)
Each venue and its audience members influence our music. The entire show is built on offers contributed by the audience
Where are you based now, and why?
What got you into making music in the first place?
Music inspires us
What instrument/s do you play?
Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?
Showstopper The Musical – the gods of impro who conquered the West End and the Oliviers
Do you write your own songs?
How many years have you been writing songs for?
What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?
We find out a little about a member of the audience … we improvise scenes about their life … and the songs come.
How many years have you been playing open mic nights?
Why did you get into playing them in the first place?
A desire to take improvised musicals to new audiences
What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?
Start small. Have fun. The audience will prefer an average performance from someone who loves what they are doing over a virtuoso performance by a miseryguts.
What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?
Lugging the keyboard on the tube
What’s the most bizarre, or fun, open mic, or gig, you’ve ever played, and why?
If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?
What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?
They find it hard to believe we actually made the song up on the spot. They seem convinced we are pulling a fast one!
What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?
This. It is taking us to festivals, comedy clubs and Open Mics.
Do you have your own music video, channel or playlist you’d like to share?
Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?
What other sites/profiles should people go to to find out more about you?
We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?