Serve the Server
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Our position as Musician in an eatery is one of unique stature.
Technically, we are kind of like a server – we deliver music table-side. We are also part Chef – creating the flavor of the room and making that dish taste a bit better. Part host as conversationalist to diners in between songs.
What is the most important aspect of performing in a restaurant other than actually performing?
Easy. Knowing the staff.
Make it a priority to know and befriend the staff. Not only will they accept you as a part of their team, they are the direct link to your customers.
I make a point to meet everyone in the staff, including the Chef.
Over the course of a few weeks at a restaurant, I give every staff member a CD. It is a small gift that will reward you for months to come. Trust me, a happy staff is a happy room. And happy rooms always prove successful gigs.
Vincent Zorn is a professional recording artist/flamenco guitarist that makes a living performing at restaurants and private events in Santa Barbara, California.
To learn more about Vincent and his music, please visit his website at: http://www.vincentzorn.com