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
An other great show at The Coffee Shop session and an other near full house, Lou was kind enough to say it was the best gig on her tour, (I don't think she says that to all the venues) Ive posted the concert to the website listen again many thanks to Maryann and Dawn for two great floor spots, extra nice tiohave a night out with the Girls.
The next Coffee Shop session is with the amazing Chris Cook here he is on the Medicine Show in 2008
Last Tuesday, playing before Beth Wimmer in Ullapool, awesome - her songs are fantastic - Hey Buddy, That's a big ten-four has to be one of the finest first lines to any song! To have the finest bass player on this side of the Kessock bridge was quite an honour!
Supporting Jim Bob Morrison from Carter USM in Dundee on Saturday was equally as fantastic, inspiring is another word I'll use here. One of the most memorable gigs… Continue
The reputation of the Coffee Shop Sessions is spreading, last week we had audience members from Newcastle make the coffee shop sessions a must on their highland trip, every week we have new artists appearing, this week we are delighted to welcome Ullapools The Federals, who have recently changed their line up, and we also welcome Glasgows Jim Byrne, links and info below.
We are touring the UK in Oct.-Nov. 2010 and looking for wonderful house concert opportunities.
Bob Harris has featured my music on BBC2 Whispering Bob, we have toured the UK 4 times (including festivals), have written/recorded and performed with Henry Priestman, Steve Balsamo, Amy Wadge, and would like to broaden our fan base into other parts of Europe as well.
Please contact Lynne Bailey at email@example.com to discuss booking an evening concert with Tia… Continue
Added by Tia McGraff on May 14, 2010 at 17:51 —
Gordie Tentrees http://www.tentrees.ca takes the plaudits for this music and more and more of them by the day it seems, however his unique fusion of acoustic, electric, roots "n" rhythm is in equal measure due to his long time cohorts Matt King on Bass and Ken Hermanson on Guitars (sliding and otherwise). This is a band born out of a shared vision and hard work. Former School pals now band mates they hail from the Yukon in the frozen north of Canada, a fact… Continue
Here's a few funny band names that i've seen, not all are cover/tribute bands but all real band names.
1. The Govan Spoonful (used to play in the Scotia Bar in Glasgow)
2. Peatloaf www.peatloaf.com
3. Rebel Without Applause
4. el vez amongst other classics sings 'you aint nothing but a chihuahua' www.elvez.net
5. Rawmones (Ramones tribute) i love the explanation in brackets as listed in the… Continue
Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars)Ernesto Schnack (Drum Programming/Electric Guitars) - Burning Bandstands (Full Metal). Produced by Kevin Feazey - additional production Ernesto Schnack
I love this. An incredible full on metal drums versions of Burning Bandstands that takes it back to its Metallica/Sepultura inspired roots by Ernesto Schnack. He’s also a brilliant instrumental guitar player and we are hoping to do… Continue
And its Ach-ooshtic Strath tonight with viper central and the coffee shop sessions! Yes!
Thought I'd just post a blog on here!
Great to have the sessions on my doorstep, great musicians and craic!
Just uploaded a song on to here from a long time ago, well 2 years ago... I'd like to think I sound better than I did back then... Homeless Man is the song, even though it doesn't sound as good to me as the day I did it, its good to look back at 2 years ago and think… Continue
Sarah MacDougall is a storyteller, entertainer and pop-troubadour with a haunting voice and songs to match, combining the raw, rustic quality of lonesome country tales with warm folk melodies and a scandinavian sense of melancholy, Sarah writes about love, heartbreak, crows and living in the city. Swedish/Canadian songwriter,
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"Hi Scott, as I am sure you realise, you will need a CoS (Work Visa) in place to be able to work and/or 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…"
"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