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HOUSE CONCERTS : When did you last have live music in your home?

If you’re lucky enough to have a friend who is a talented musician play a song or two for you in your living room, you'll know how thrilling it is to catch every tiny nuance of a song performed just for you. Most of us aren't so lucky but … we can change that!

Randall Williams at True Wind House Concerts, California


In the USA, ‘House Concerts’ are a growing trend where enthusiasts invite musicians to their homes, to play an exclusive show for themselves, their friends and their neighbours. The hosts love it, the audiences love it, and the performers love it too. The time is ripe to build a similar community of music lovers and artists in the UK! This co-operating network will provide an increasing number of venues for travelling acoustic and folk musicians from home and abroad. Just as importantly, people will build communities by opening their homes to their friends and neighbours.
So what happens at a house concert?

On the day of the house concert, the performance space (usually a living room) is cleared of everything except seating. An audience of twenty or thirty is the norm. The performers arrive in the afternoon to set up and get to know the host.

At the house concert, hosts provide food and drink or ask their guests to bring a pot-luck. Everyone has a chance to eat and drink, meet the musicians and catch up with their friends before the concert. The show usually consists of two 45 minute sets. In the interval and aftewards, the artists chat with the guests, and sell and sign CDs.

The performance itself is very intimate. This isn't a bar or club, and there's no stage or noisy PA separating the artist from the audience. It's just you and your friends listening to a private concert performed exclusively for you.

Performing is a musician's livelihood, so house concerts aren't free. In the USA, there's always a 'suggested donation' in the region of $10-15 per head. All of this money goes directly to the performer. In this way, music lovers can support artists directly; there are no middlemen taking their cut.

Cosy Sheridan and TR Richie at Notes From Home, New Jersey.

HOUSE CONCERTS AREN'T A 'WIN-WIN' SITUATION – THEY'RE A 'WIN-WIN-WIN' SITUATION!
Hosts have talented artists playing right in their living rooms, and get to treat their friends and neighbours to a unique musical experience.

Guests appreciate a fun, rewarding evening, and directly support independent artists.

Artists relish the opportunity to play in a close and friendly environment, rather than noisy bars where their more subtle songs are often completely lost. And they love a chance to share stories about their music to a receptive audience.


SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? FIND OUT ABOUT HOUSE CONCERTS NEAR YOU AND GET YOURSELF INVITED. OR START HOSTING YOURSELF! BE A PART OF THE NEW MUSICAL COMMUNITY!

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At 1:53 on December 13, 2018, The Division Men said…

"With Niños Del Sol it seems The Division Men have managed to release an full length that sits somewhere between Mark Lanegan era Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash‘s American series of albums, to me Niños Del Sol sounds like an album crafted for late nights that run into early mornings where the bourbon has been poured freely and the air is heavy with smoke." ThePunkSite.Com

We're booking Europe Dates for next year from August / September / October 2019.

Latest Album Info: http://dvmninosdelsol.theyellowrail.com/

The Division Men
booking@thedivisionmen.com  |   http://www.divisionmen.com

THE DIVISION MEN EUROPE TOUR DATES
17.01.19 Berlin, DE @ Dodo
18.01.19 Berlin, DE @ Wiener Blut
19.01.19 Wetzlar, DE @ Salon Mimi
20.01.19 Fritzlar, DE @ Cafe Hahn
21.01.19 Essen, DE @ Kunsthaus Essen
22.01.19 Bad Iburg, DE @ Muehle der Freundschaft
23.01.19 Frankfurt, DE @ Mampf
24.01.19 Berlin, DE @ Artliners
26.01.19 Leipzig, DE @ Absintherie Sixtina
27.01.19 Bad Segeburg, DE @ Mones
28.01.19 Mannheim, DE @ Brandherd
29.01.19 Munich, DE @ Glockenbachwerkstatt
30.01.19 Marburg, DE @ Q- Marburg
31.01.19 Cologne, DE @ Artheater
01.02.19 Chemnitz, DE @ Aaltra
02.02.19 Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2
03.02.19 Enkirch, DE @ Tom's Musik Keller
04.02.19 Bern, CH @ Voodoo Rhythm Hardware Store
06.02.19 Leipzig, DE @ The Post Office
07.02.19 Berlin, DE @ Travolta

At 13:22 on February 18, 2018, Kent Nielsen said…

Dear Sal & Andy,

How are you?

I am specifically looking to fill the following Dates:

May 28th
Aug 24th and 26th

However, if you find my Profile interesting, yet the Dates don't suit you. I'm sure we can work something out.

Would be thrilled to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Kent

***

KENT NIELSEN (DK) – Ukulele Folk Punk / Singer/Songwriter!

„Lyrics like a punch in the gut, painfully reminding you of your own wounds“. (Christian Elsrodt / Folker! Magazine)

Kent Nielsen is Danish but living in Lübeck (North Germany). He’s got a history as an author, percussionist, shoe shop clerk, record label guy, mail order honcho, night porter and ukulele player a. o.
But there’s one thing he’s been doing for ages – and that’s singing.
He just completed an old project – his first „solo album“. Roughly half of the roots rock colored Songs were written together with Stefan Kletetzka (DEEP RIVER), some are brand new while a couple Dates back to Kent and Stefan’s time in ONE BAR TOWN. Four covers were added, one by JOHN HARTFORD and another three originally written by GLEN CAMPBELL, EDDIE & THE HOT RODS and C.V. JØRGENSEN featuring Kent solo on the ukulele. Three more songs, drenched in Mod and 60s sounds, were written together with Helge Reich (JAM TODAY). The album also includes guest appearances from George Whitfield (FIDDLEBOX, ex-PRESSGANG) and Martin Wenk (CALEXICO, NADA SURF, JUDITH HOLOFERNES).

“I've always been fortunate to work with some extremely gifted songwriting partners. Hopefully we‘ve managed an album as diverse and varied as I prefer them.” (Kent Nielsen)

Topical digital single: ‚Star Wars Diaries‘ (Viking Wreckchords)
Topical album: ‚Shotgun Seat DJ‘ (Viking Wreckchords, Cat.-No. V.W. 130)
Topical video clip: ‚Star Wars Diaries‘: https://youtu.be/0XuKth3xkbk
Web: vikingwreckchords.de , facebook.com/kentnielsenofficial , youtube.com/vikingwreckchords

At 19:24 on February 6, 2018, I See Hawks In L.A. said…

Dear Sal & Andy:

I See Hawks In L.A. are releasing two records in May: our own and an EP collaboration with the Good Intentions which turned out quite well. We plan on touring UK/Ireland this summer.

It's a bit of short notice (our agent Bob Butler of Grapevine has sadly passed away), but if you have a slot for us we'd love to play one of your concerts. Our tour window is July through mid-August, though we could head over earlier if that's when most of the shows are happening.

Rob Ellen will give us a hearty recommendation! We are southern California's leading alt country folk band. We've done 3 or 4 tours of UK/Ireland, have been in the Euro Americana chart top ten 3 times, and have Geraint of G Promo PR on board. He got us great press and BBC appearances last time and will be invaluable in promoting live shows. My email is below, can send you our bio and sneak preview of our forthcoming CDs.

Here is a listening link to all seven of our previous releases and live shows: https://iseehawksinla.bandcamp.com/

Thanks!

Paul Lacques
lacques@sonic.net www.iseehawks.com

At 11:59 on October 30, 2015, Stefan van de Sande said…

Dear Sal n' Andy,

I would like to give a concert at your house.

I will be touring in May in the UK.

You find me on http://stefanvandesande.nl

Rob Ellen is supporting my tour!

Please let me know if you are interested.

Best Wishes, Stefan van de Sande

At 22:01 on May 31, 2015, Karrie Pavish Anderson said…

Hello Sal & Andy! I'm an Alaskan artist who will be in the UK this August, with British artist Jen Armstrong supporting. Will you consider my music for your house concert audiences? Here is info about KPA house concerts plus comments from hosts of my past shows: http://www.karriepavishanderson.com/living-room-concert

I look forward to hearing from you about the possibilities. 

Thank you & blessings to you,

Karrie

At 0:43 on March 16, 2015, Kenny Butterill said…

Hi Sal and Andy,

Celebrated ‘Top 10’ Canadian Roots, Alt-Country, Folk-Blues singer songwriter Kenny Butterill is coming to England. My name is Christine Crandell and I'm working with Kenny to book his tour calendar for house concerts during July 17th through July 24th and August 8th through August 15th in the UK.  You were highly recommended by Rob Ellen from the Medicine Show and Euro House Concert Hub as the perfect fit for Kenny’s music.

All house concerts will be heavily promoted at Kenny Butterill’s website, his Facebook and Twitter accounts all of which have more Scottish and UK followers than either Canada or the USA. A new single will be released to Europe prior to this tour and we will also do a full UK promo campaign with Rob Ellen (Medicine Music Show) that will include Kenny visiting DJ's and radio stations in your town for in-studio sessions and live promo for your house concert.

Throughout Europe, Kenny’s most recent single 'Dead End Of The Dirt Road' (from the new album “Troubadour Tales”) started out the year at the top of the Hotdisc Top 40 and stayed there for several weeks and continues to be a DJ favorite.

“If you like Gordon Lightfoot, J.J. Cale or John Prine, you’ll love Kenny”. His live show has a warm ambience of an intimate setting with an up-close, personal vibe with his three piece band including Kenny on guitar, his rack harp/mando player and his guitar sideman.

For complete info, live video, reviews, etc. please visit the Kenny Butterill online press kit: EPK  http://www.kennybutterill.com/epk/

We hope this strikes a responsive chord with you!

Please let me know at your earliest convenience if you are interested in booking Kenny Butterill. Thank you very much!

Christine Crandell

European Representative for Kenny Butterill

 P: 001 415 309 7017

E: christine.crandell@earthlink.net

At 17:10 on June 16, 2014, John Barrow said…

Hi Sal n' Andy

Lizanne Knott, singer/songwriter is touring here in Oct 2014 (3rd tour).

Philadelphia-based songwriter and singer, Lizanne Knott (see http://www.lizanneknott.com/) has joined forces with LA-based songwriter and singer Bill Reveles (see attached and http://www.reverbnation.com/billreveles).

The duo will tour under the name "Hey Harley" (taken from one of Bill's songs) and will be billed as "Hey Harley (feat: Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles)".

BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris is a major fan and plays Lizanne's music frequently.

Could you offer the duo a gig on Fri 3, Sat 4, Thu 9 or Fri 10 October?

The way the itinerary looks now, Oct 9 or 10 are probably the better dates.

FEE
The duo's fee should ideally(!) be in the range £400-£500 vs door split plus x2 B&B accoms and PA. As ever this is negotiable, of course, since we need the gigs.
It's a big journey to come over from Philapdelphia & LA to just sit idly around!

PROMO
Lizanne's DropBox folder contains a lot promo materials - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c0cxq6zhtft27ci/H6rMRYOuyv

VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdQxcTeFvKt_B7_7fVrH3OYdAx50S8Fmd
YouTube channel - 7 videos

AUDIO
http://www.lizanneknott.com/listen/
… many short and full length MP3's.
https://soundcloud.com/search?q=lizanne%20knott

John Barrow

07968 131737

jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk

At 2:14 on June 15, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi  Sal and Andy,

Hope you are having a great day.  I wanted to tell you about Tom Shed’s music tour coming to the UK this September.  Curly Maple Music is sponsoring his “Mama’s Goin’ Out” tour so you can schedule this Grammy nominated performer, for free!  Bring Tom Shed “history, humor and the human condition” to your venue now. Sample videos are available at www.tomshed.com .  Contact us at tom@tomshed.com  to schedule a concert at your venue. 

All the best,

Louise Williams, Tom Shed - Curly Maple Music

At 18:58 on May 3, 2014, Robin Coward said…

Hi Sal and Andy.

I’m the manager of piano-prog-pop band yourgardenday. Last year we organised a successful house concert and alternative venue tour and we’re looking to expand and do the same this summer.

 

You can hear links to our music at https:www.soundcloud.com/yourgardenday and https:www.youtube.com/yourgardenday, and find out more about us on Facebook (https:/www.facebook.com/yourgardenday) or at our own website (currently under construction) www.yourgardenday.co.uk.

 

Please note although we have some amplified gigs in our videos, we play largely unamplified (except the electric piano unless a real piano is available). We usually perform as a three piece but a two-piece set-up is also available.

 

Please let me know if you require anything else, if there is an application process I need to complete, or if you would like to see some testimonials from previous happy hosts.

 

Kind regards, Kaye, on behalf of Robin Coward

At 18:04 on March 10, 2014, Daniel Sage said…

Hello, I am a USA/NC-based singer songwriter who just recorded my third record with G-award winning producer/drummer John Hampton in Memphis TN. It would be wonderful to come and play for you solo acoustic style this summer! With that in mind may I invite you to check me out at http://www.reverbnation.com/danielsage - happy to make bookings way in advance, anytime after July 11th works.

Peace & love,

Daniel Sage

 
 
 

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