Should Legacy Five sing more of their programs live?
In Legacy Five’s latest blog post, Gus Gaches observes something we have discussed many times on this site: Twenty-five years ago, the Cathedrals would do a live concert with mostly piano and bass guitar, and just two songs with soundtracks. But today, the situation is reversed, and most groups, including Legacy Five, only do one or two songs without pre-recorded soundtracks. Then, he asks a question that I had started to fear I would never see a group of this caliber ask:
It is extremely expensive to be on the road these days and the budget for a group is unbelievable. So to add extra pieces to the budget for a band is very hard, thus we all use tracks. But let me pose this question. If you bought a ticket to see Legacy Five and we sang most of the concert without tracks would you leave disappointed? No strings, no brass, no rhythm section. Just simply piano and vocals.
I think we have gotten used to hearing all of the huge arrangements and would feel like we were missing something if it wasn’t that way. That is my opinion, but I would really like to hear yours! What would you think of fewer tracks and more with just piano? Or would you be interested in a special evening once or twice a year that would feature a live band? Please give us your opinion or idea on the matter.
So, fans of fully live music, share your feedback with Legacy Five here!
Maybe, just maybe, there is still hope that fully live music in this genre isn’t on its way to becoming a thing of the past.