Touring Well with Ladi6

  • What do you always do before you go onstage?

    I always make a note to remember why I'm there, to spread love and light and it fills me with courage to go out there and think of all those people as little lights I'm helping glow brighter.

    How many days in a row can you perform? -before your voice/body needs a break.

    It is dependent on how Im travelling, what kind of conditions I'm travelling in. If I am travelling 5 star, i feel like I could play and perform 6 days a week easily and happily!

    What hacks do you have to make sure you get enough rest?
    I barely drink alcohol while on the road, I sleep as much as I can until I feel 100% rested where I can. I put zero pressure on myself to do anything but the show itself. I practise kind inner thoughts and self talk, and gratitude throughout my days.

    If eating a balanced diet is important to you, how are you able to find healthy options while you are touring?
    I actually struggle here, I have been known to take a little blender, like a magic bullet, and hit the supermarket. But this is a very disciplined thing that I have not been able to master yet.I believe diet is very important and that they food is they medicine, so this can cause me a lot of on your stress to be honest.

    What do you enjoy most about touring?
    Hanging out with my mates while on the road, the routine of it, the ability to travel around spreading joy by bringing the party to a place. Being in new places and spaces and feeling like you're on an epic adventure.

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    From The Pit is a curated exhibition of images of New Zealand musicians playing live in New Zealand. More than anything it is a celebration of the craft and art of live music photography.
    The print exhibition is displayed as part of NZ Music Month. Designed and curated by NZ music photographers Dave Simpson and Reuben Raj.Ladi6 by Reuben Raj.