Indeed, as someone who played in bands for over 10 years, presenting was never a problem for me. Although the context is different (from chapter 5 of Robin Fogarty's Staff Room to Classroom: A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development), the principles spelled out ("(1) capture the attention of the audience; (2) keep them attentive, captivated, and interested; and (3) close the session with a recap of important points.") was, um, pretty much the whole point, especially if I wanted my band to book more gigs. That was especially evident when the authors wrote, "presenters know only too well that the sooner they get the audience in sync with them, the easier things are going to go and the smoother the session will be."
As to capturing the attention of the audience, I knew that my band had to start our show with a "Wow!" kind of song, something that totally rocked and would even have the dead rising up and dancing. To, "keep them attentive, captivated, and interested," was about the only formula we had for being asked back by the bar for another job. The encore was, of course, "close the session with a recap of important points," which was, basically, getting the audience members to remember us and, when deciding what to do on a weekend night, see us listed at another bar and decide to go out to wherever we were playing.
And yep, "presenters know only too well that the sooner they get the audience in sync with them, the easier things are going to go and the smoother the session will be," We had one of those "Blues Brothers playing at the Country bar" experiences (the result of an idiot agent booking us in the WRONG place) where we became immediately aware that we were out of our element when the bar owner said (probably judging our hair cuts), "I hope you boys know a lot of Lynyrd Skynyrd." Fortunately, band rehearsals entailed many classic rock songs and we were not only able to finish the gig without any beer bottles thrown at us, we got calls for encores (not hard to do with a bunch of drunk GI's, on payday), even if we played "Free Bird" twice that night, a song we learned only for the sake of complete irony.
Useful principles for the novice presenter, I guess, but nothing to be learned from the strutting showoff that I was apparently meant to be.