My band, “Bonne Nuit”, will be playing a live online concert on March 3, 2010 from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm Mountain Time. The band members are Matt Rushton, Erik Rushton, Austin Rushton and Skyler Rushton. Bonne Nuit plays a few cover songs and some original music too. It’s all guitar based rock-n-roll with the instrumentation being two guitars, bass and drums. We’re very excited to be playing an online concert as it’s a real thrill to explore new ways of playing live in a band and reaching an audience.
The show will be broadcast using a Shoutcast server. It’s very easy to connect and enjoy the show. The name of the Shoutcast station will be Bonne Nuit Live and that’s what you will want to search for when you go to Shoutcast.com.
The best way to listen to this concert is to listen to it using either Winamp or iTunes. They are both extremely stable for listening to online Internet radio broadcasts. I have written a tutorial on how to use either iTunes or Winamp to listen to a live online concert. You can find the tutorial here: How To Listen To Internet Radio Using Winamp Or iTunes.
The easiest way to listen is with the built-in Shoutcast Mini-Player but it is also the most prone to crashes. We’ve had a lot of reports of browser crashes and freezes using the Shoutcast Mini-Player. If you want to use the Shoutcast Mini-Player to listen just follow these easy directions:
1 – go to www.shoutcast.com
2 – In the search bar, type in: bonne nuit live
3 – when you find the station, click the button labeled “Tune In”
4 – select ‘Play In Mini Player’ to listen.
So take your choice of these three ways to connect and listen to the concert. I personally recommend using Winamp but if you already have iTunes installed on your computer, it’s very easy and convenient to just us iTunes.
We will also be having a live Chat session going on at the same time as the online concert. To join the Chat simply sign on to Live Musician Central Chat. If the Chat isn’t working, you may need to install Java on your computer. To get Java go to http://java.com/en/ . We will also be watching the Bonne Nuit page on Facebook so feel free to become a fan and leave comments there as well.