When I have the nerve to strut my stuff on the pub[l]ic stage of life I usually sit down and probably look nervous and don't communicate with the audience like Roy & Nick can do so seemingly naturally effortlessly relaxingly. I never dug Roy when he started standing up with Trigger...to me it just didn't look right to me. In yer face sort of stuff which did not accord with his nature changing on the moments through the stages of his life full of emotional discovery.He didn't look right when he sang OOTDIE on that festy vid standing up.And as for that vid of him singing Casualty and jumping around like a **** well it just defied my harbouring enduring love of him for a while. In fact it's funny that if Nick sat down it probably look really wierd? Puzzled. The difference between the two Harpics is definitely there. Shining personalities from the same progenitor even. Mick Jagger gets away with it as Jumping Jack Flash mind. LW III is the best with tongue face gurningness of painful grimaces. The Beatles remained very static when I think about it and if Paul just shook his head a little bit the girlies would scream. Tom Jones even gets knickers from adoring fans thrown at him so perhaps the Harpics are doing something wrong? Unless Tracey is there as a crowd controller? Joni Mitchell did'nt pull a face muscle but still left us thoroughly captivated. The list goes on.... but what I would be interested from you here is to know what other artists/bands you admire that stage presence whether static or mobile. Elton John looked quite funny and towering in his big booties in Tommy didn't he? And as for the Pete Townsend and Jimi Hendrixs defacing their equipment syndrome well....also the Jethro Tull Iain standing on one leg playing the flute was great! chrs for noodles andi in Basingstoke in body but IOW in his head. Neil Young came across very purposeful and serious about his song messages and shouted half way through the gig something like 'We're all alcoholics aren't we?'