The backing is prerecorded and I play over the top of the tracks although I have to say, it even amazes me as to how different each gig turns out. Plus the fact I don’t play exactly the same every show. There is also the little bit of humor I put in. I don’t really tell jokes, but my wife says I’m just funny, whatever that means! It depends on the type of audience and the occasion. I want people to relax, like they are listening to an evenings entertainment with your chums, but one of them also happens to be the entertainer.