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Live Performance Training

Lang Bliss brings much more than knowledge and training expertise to his work as a live music producer. He has been a performer since he went on the road professionally at the age of 17 and is still performing regularly as a drummer for other artists as well in his own artistry.

He is constantly helping and teaching other artists, musicians and singers learn the skills he learned though his extensive study and application.

He truly is a player/coach.

It’s not just theoretical; it’s practical and proven with him.

 

The Process

After working for a decade with many different  artists, Lang began to see a recurring set of common concerns.

They represent a "disconnect" in the way that performers understand their role on stage.

If you've had some of these thoughts or questions, you've probably also become aware that something different needs to be done.

So think about this:

  • Have you ever wondered what your audience is thinking about while you're playing?

  • Have you ever wondered  why they don't respond like you hoped they would?

  • Do you feel like you just don't know what to do onstage?

  • Do you put your set list together 15 minutes before you go on and hope that it works?

  • Do you just hope that the audience likes you?

 

If you've asked these and other questions, there's hope for you in a totally different approach.

We work from that different approach.

The Way It Started

Lang was trained in live performance when he worked for a company just out of high school and performed an average of 500 shows a year. He traveled with that company for 4 years, performing approximately 2000 shows in the US, Canada and Australia. 

This was the training ground that gave him much of the experience he gained before moving to Nashville and playing professionally for major label recording artists which he's done for the past 30 years. 
 

Lang truly is a player/coach and for a period of 8 years, he worked as a Certified Live Music Producer with Tom Jackson Productions before branching out on his own. His work includes everyone from weekend warrior artists, to the Armed Services, to those who have sold millions of records and written numerous #1 hits, including The TenorsIcon For HireSidewalk ProphetsThe Henningsens, Francesca Battistelli, Newsong, Russ TaffWayne WatsonClay CrosseJason Castro, Fairview Union, and many others.  He's taught at the music schools of Belmont University and Delta State University as well as many  music conferences including GMA Immerse.

Clients (partial list)

Artists-(partial list label-signed and independent)

The Tenors (award winning, multi platinum artist)

Francesca Battistelli (dove and grammy award winning artist)

Della Mae (grammy nominated artist)

Newsong (multi dove and grammy nominated icon artist)

Caitie Hurst

Unspoken

Undue Favor

Neely

Aimee Noelle

Loomis & The Lust

Pointe Blank

Sage Keefer

Elizabeth Campisi

Jason Bare

Arthur Lee Land

Chandler White

Susan Ketron

Angela Stevens

Love Like Gravity

Steadfast 190

Jim Drew

No Other Name

Julie Elias

Driving Karma

Jaden Carlson

Marlee Scott

Porcelain Glue

Dara MacLean

Charlie Rogers

Kristen Geer

Icon For Hire

Red Head Express

Jo Hazelrig

Adrienne O

The Henningsen’s

Yahweh Ballet

Jagged Row

Anthony Mossberg

John Stoecker

Jason Castro

OBB

Southern Halo

Temperance Babcock

Sidewalk Prophets

Kosmic Girlz

Restless Road

The Afters

Maddie Garcia

Military Bands Training

34th Army Band- Iowa National Guard-Fairfield, IA

Army Band Leaders Training- Va Beach, VA

Army Band-Honolulu, HI

Army Band-Atlanta, GA

Air Force Band-Warner Robbins, GA (multiple times)

Army Band School of Music-Va. Beach, VA (multiple times)

South Dakota National Guard

Army Band-Seoul, Korea

Army Band-Baltimore, MD

Air Force Band-Fairfield, CA

Conferences-(primarily as speaker), presenter, panel judge (partial list)

Worship 4:24-Cedarville, OH

Experience Worship-Orlando Disneyworld

Inspire Worship Conference-Brentwood, TN

INTENSIVE Workshop-Nashville, TN

Young Performers Workshop-BC, Canada

Camp Electric-Nashville, TN (multiple times)

GMA Immerse-Nashville, TN (multiple times)

Indie Connect-Nashville, TN (multiple times)

Indie Ignite-Nashville, TN

Tom Jackson Bootcamp-Nashville, TN (multiple times)

Performance High Bootcamp-Denver, CO (multiple times)

The Objective-Nashville, TN (multiple times)

Roadshow Bootcamp-Denver, CO

Music BC Bootcamp-BC, Canada

Worship Conference-Leiper’s Fork, TN

Canadian Country Music Association-Toronto, Canada

American Battle-Nashville, TN

TalentNation-Montreal/Toronto, Canada (multiple times)

PopGun Entertainment-Nashville, TN

Sask Music Conference-Regina, Canada (multiple times)

Educational Institutions

Visible School-Memphis, TN

Delta State University Music Institute-Cleveland, MS

Belmont University School of Music-Nashville, TN

University of Mobile-Mobile, AL

Endorsements

Here's what some of Lang's clients have said about working with him:

 

"Working with Lang was a great experience. His instincts were spot on, and he shares his knowledge in such a helpful, creative way. I honestly can’t imagine preparing for another tour without him!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Francesca Battistelli, Dove Award winner

“We worked on our show with Lang in preparation for a private showcase for a major Nashville label. We had a great time custom designing our show and working on arrangements with Lang. His advice was a real help! Oh, by the way… we got the record deal!” 

                                                                                                                                                                      Brian Henningsen, The Henningsens, Sony Records Nashville

"Lang Bliss’ wealth of knowledge, wisdom and insight into performance arts and production is astounding! And what comes out even stronger is his heart for God and for His people to connect with Him in the modern congregational worship experience. He so beautifully blended together the heart of worship and our role on platform to lead people and communicate with them to connect with God in Worship. His teachings applied in so many ways on how to improve our delivery as a team and think differently about how to lead worship with a higher degree of excellence. He expanded our perspective on the performing arts and the impact of his teaching will be a benefit to our team for years to come. Lifegate loves Lang!"

                                                                                                                                                              Jake Adams – Pastor of Worship and Production, Lifegate Church

“How blessed I am our paths met! Working with Lang was life changing. In 2 hours, he broke through barriers that have held me back for years. I can’t describe how much confidence I gained.”

                                                                                                                                                                                        Steve Doan, Gospel artist, Cheyenne Records label

"The way he can take a song and totally transform it from something that sounds "good" to something that sounds incredible and is exciting to watch, is absolutely amazing!"

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CW 4 Terry Beckler, 147th Army Band

Letter about artist Tyler Simmons:

"Hi Lang,

 It was amazing!! Ty did an incredible job and I could really see that the work you did together was incredibly valuable!

Thanks for all your help and guidance!  Ty was a super star and executed it flawlessly! Cheers, Eric"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tyler Simmons, independent artist

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