If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!
Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at
Apologies for the delay on this - its a Tuesday noodle this week - no web=no noodle!
This week’s noodle is:
Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/) - Dolls House Live On Ustream 2009
This is a live version of my song Dolls House from the album Echo. Its from the run of ustream concerts streamed on the internet last year. Its twice the length of the original version and has more guitar solos than the whole of my new album!…
Saturday's Bournemouth Echo has an interview with Lou, and is offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of Saving Lives, taken from the new album Calm the Rising Waters. Go to www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/Lou_Brown to download your free song.
Added by Lou Brown on April 23, 2010 at 18:03 —
Wow, it's been really, really busy here...and the volcano has made things even busier. I'm staying an extra six days because I couldn't fly out, but we're having very fruitful collaborations musically. Here's a link to our most recent video:
Matt Stevens (Guitars/Loops/Whammy Pedal/Ebow) - 8.19 Live On Ustream 2009
This is a live version of my song 8.19 which is going to be on my second album which is called Ghost and is out later in the year. The “synth” type noise is an ebow run through a whammy pedal. Its from the run of ustream concerts streamed on the internet last year. Its quite a Smiths/Fripp type track.…
You can now pre-order your copy of Lou Brown's new album 'Calm the Rising Waters' from www.loubrownmusic.com. Lou's second album has been produced by Clive Gregson and features the 13 tracks described by Fatea magazine as "well-considered vignets that have a subtle americana/blues flavour rippling through the cool as ice performances".
Included on the album are 11:23 and Saving Lives, as featured on the Iain Anderson… Continue
Added by Lou Brown on April 17, 2010 at 19:46 —
It was like God was twisting out the water from a wet, grey flannel blanket the day that I arrived in Belfast. February 25th, 2010. The good news was that The Crown Bar was directly across the street from my hotel.
I had read about The Crown in one of my favorite novels, "Gospel" by Wilton Barnhardt, and the old place certainly lived up to its convivial, venerable hype and it might almost live up to its claim that it is, as their t-shirt declares, 'The… Continue
A few weeks ago we thought we'd try something - an online venue based around a "ning" network. So I posted out to some of our friends to see what would happen.
It's been great really - friendships have been made and in a very short time I think its become a remarkable community which I am very proud to be part of. Some great collaborative projects have happened and some brilliant points have been… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on April 15, 2010 at 15:47 —
Matt Stevens (Guitars) - Spencer Park(Norwich Bootleg) Live 08
This is a live version of my song Spencer Park - its an audience recording from a gig I did in Norwich a couple of years ago - the quality of the recording isn’t great - one mic in the audience but I’ve cleaned it up as best i can. I was playing in a cafe bar - you can really hear the audience moving around. I like it that you can hear my pedals clicking and the glasses of the audience. As it… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on April 11, 2010 at 16:24 —
Just checked out Viper Central on the Medicine Show. Completely unable to prevent my toes from tapping and hands reaching for the jug of moonshine stashed beneath my workbench. What a rich, sweet jangle of strings and tangle of voices. Casts a spell not quite like anything I've heard before. Take that pretty girl by the hand and climb through the mountain mist and scent of pine resin, for this is courtly music with burred edges. Lovely.
Hi, If you are able to tune into CelticMusicRadio online, or if in the Glasgow area on 1530mw/am We (The Skunnered)are one of two bands that were supporting the Ivan Drever Band (IVB) at a recent concert. They are broadcasting highlights of this show this Saturday between 4-6pm. The other band is called Jane & The Shame who play some glorious Americana music.
IVB are also well worth a listen. Ivan's singing style and songs are close to what Dougie McLean does but with a rockier harder… Continue
Matt Stevens (Guitars/live loops) - Flies In The Basement(There’s A Plug On That) Live 07
This is a live version of my song Flies in The Basement live at the Edinburgh Cellars in Stoke Newinton North London from 2007 recorded at one of the music born nights. It was interesting for me to hear it especially as I don’t play it live anymore and I’d not heard this for years - i found… Continue
Added by Matt Stevens on April 4, 2010 at 17:09 —
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"Hi, as I am sure you are aware, you will need a CoS (Work Visa) in place to be able to work/gig in the UK. I am a registered agent for the UK Border Force and am the "goto" guy for this website and offer discounted fees accordingly;…"
Hello House Concert Folk, Sanne here from Mantlepeace, an Australian band coming to the UK in June.., We are looking to book some gigs and house concerts! Please check us out (links below), We would be a duo, swapping around on bass and guitar, foot stomping cajun and playing a range of diverse styles, generally folky but with bits of reggae, celtic, flamenco with a dose of Australiana Rainbow Region Spirit..We also love to get interactive with our audience.. Do let us know if you would like…See More