String Player Gamer (a.k.a. Diwa de Leon) has recently staged his first live stream online concert in his YouTube channel before Christmas and it was a blast. With the channel’s subscribers and friends watching the show online and its chatroom getting flooded with greets and chats, it’s definitely an overwhelming experience.
Staged at his studio room, he was backed up by yours truly on acoustic guitar and JP Hernandez on percussion. The show started at 6pm PST last December 20 (around 10 am December 21 in our country) so the preparation was very early here, on setting up the cams and sound systems.
The songs we performed were centered on video game soundtracks most notably from Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Tetris and more so video game fanatics, these are dedicated to you. Diwa’s arrangements were done acoustically instead of the usual electric versions you see and hear often on the net, so imagine that awesome twist and although we had a day of rehearsal, come showtime, we made unplanned tweaks on each song so it’s an impromptu take which got more exciting (but also got me lost at some point hehe, my bad, so if you have a music piece in front of you, stay focus on it, don’t try to think of putting some fill-ins or look elsewhere or else you’ll caught off guard and have the same miscues as I did :)).
On technical aspect, it was only streamed 240p according to the String Player Gamer so there might have been some difficulties to those who have watched the show live, thanks to our country’s lowest internet speed yet expensive rates. Good thing the show has been recorded also while we did it live so everyone can watch the “replay”.
So for those who missed it, here’s an upload of the show.Enjoy 🙂
String Player Gamer – Violin, Hegalong
Marvin Bea – Guitar
JP Hernandez – Percussion