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At 19:37 on February 6, 2018, I See Hawks In L.A. said…

Dear Jon:

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/


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

At 15:40 on July 23, 2015, Ivor Game said…

Dear Jon, hello. My name is Ivor Game, a singer and songwriter from Ashford in Middlesex. On the border with Staines Upon Thames and Surrey. I play lots of acoustic shows across the UK and beyond, releasing albums and singles along the way. I have enjoyed nice radio play too, from BBC6 and other BBCs, to national across Australia, Japan, Europe and America. I love playing my little songs to cosy rooms, and have played many a small coffee bar, and intimate spaces before. You can hear lots of songs, and see a few videos like I Like Being at Home, on http://www.ivorgame.com and more songs on http://www.soundcloud.com/ivorgame. I hope you like the tunes and can consider me for a house concert. Thank you. Hope to hear from you. Kindest regards, Ivor. Ivor Game  ivorgame@btinternet.com

At 22:45 on May 5, 2015, Mark Hilton said…

Hi - I'm an Australian songwriter, touring in the UK & Europe from July 19 to October 10.

I'd love to play your venue sometime. 

My music & videos are here…


Hope to hear from you soon.

At 15:30 on October 27, 2014, Steven Michael Page said…

I'm a UK based Americana musician. Normally I am to be found fronting my band the Open Secrets. Now I am looking for solo work in addition. To hear what I sound and look like the band's website is the best place to go: www.theopensecrets.co.uk You'll see I play guitar, banjo and harmonica. My material is singer songwriter with an old timey vibe. "Sounds like" wise Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell and Old Crow Medicine Show would all be in the ballpark. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Best regards

Steve Page

Tel: 07740 282 996

At 2:28 on June 15, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi Jon,

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 17:56 on March 10, 2014, Daniel Sage said…

Hello, I am a USA/NC-based singer songwriter who just record 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

At 12:29 on February 14, 2014, Steve Winch said…

Hi there, I am a UK-based singer songwriter who will be releasing his third album later this year. It would be great to come and play for you (either solo or with my small acoustic band) and with that in mind may I invite you to check me out at www.stevewinch.co.uk - happy to make bookings way in advance!!

Cheers Steve :)

At 16:46 on October 22, 2013, Theo Hall said…

Hi Jon,

I was wondering if I could get a moment if your time to listen to something?
It's the title track from Terry Emm's new album. I am booking shows for Terry in 2014 and thought he might suit the music events you put on.
Terry's music has recently had airplay from legendary DJ Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Bob described Terry's music as 'excellent, excellent music' and has had him in for a live session. BBC 6 Music DJs Gideon Coe, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson have also spun his tracks regularly alongside many regional stations. Terry has recently shared the stage with the likes of; Amy Wadge, Richard Walters, Danny & The Champs, Jackie Leven, Judith Owen, Red Dirt Skinners and many others.
MOJO magazine have described his music as 'pastoral, romantic and lit musically by summer rays…no routine singer- songwriter offering but some-thing totally engaging in melody and lyric' in a 4 star review.
It'd be interesting to see what you think to his music and great if you could consider him for a show.
Thanks very much,
Theo Hall
At 18:31 on September 17, 2013, Lilac's Daughter said…


I am a scandinavian musician headed to London October 11th till October 20th and would love to come to Bishops Storford to play. I know it is short notice, but let me know if this is at interest anyway, and you have any dates awailable.

To read more and listen go to www.reverbnation.com/lilacsdaughter


Lilac's Daughter

At 16:23 on April 18, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Jon

I am looking for shows in very early September 2013 for USA/California-based acoustic finger-style guitar player Brian Gore (see http://guitarpoet.com), the 'guitar poet'.
We needs shows in early September ...
Sun  1 to Fri  6   available
Sat 7 and Sun 8 London Acoustic Guitar Show (Olympia) tbc
Brian will be in Germany doing some work with the great guitarist Lulo Reinhardt (grand-nephew of Django) in late August.  Brian is a fluent German speaker and can easily give a full concert or a workshop or masterclass entirely in German.  He could also do this in Spanish, although perhaps a little less fluently.
Brian has a good track record over here since he's also the brains behind the annual touring guitar festival called the International Guitar Night, which Stoneyport has worked for in the UK since 2007.  See http://www.internationalguitarnight.com/.  Brian got IGN going in the USA in 1995 and since 2000 it has become a major North American touring event.

You can hear some of Brian's work at http://uk.myspace.com/guitaristbriangore/music/albums/path-of-least...).

I hope to hear from you soon

John Barrow

Stoneyport Associates


e: jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk

m: +44(0)7968 13 17 37

At 14:45 on April 13, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Jon

I represent two US-based singer/songwriters for whom I am searching for gigs in the UK in September and October 2013.

First there is Lizanne Knott.  Here are a couple of comments about her ...
"Absolutely gorgeous music.  We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott." (Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2)
"Lizanne Knott is one of an increasing number of singer-songwriters that deserve to be household names."
(Mik Gaffney - Properganda #6, Proper Records UK)

Lizanne's website is at http://www.lizanneknott.com/.

I toured Lizanne in the UK for the first time in September-October 2012 and she was very well received indeed.  
She has the unusual accolade of sellng at least one CD to every member of her audience at the Liverpool Philharmonic gig - I've
never heard of that happening before; most unusual.  BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris continues to be a big fan and plugs her recordings frquently.

Lizanne's tour dates are currently ...

Thu 26 Sep 13    Bury Met Arts
Fri 27 Sep 13    Liverpool
Sat 28 Sep 13    Dolgellau
Sun 29 to Tue 1   available
Tue 1 to Thu 3   available
Fri 4    Torphicen Bill Lothian
Sat 5    Cromarty, The Old Brewery
Sun 6    Kinross David Mundell
Mon 7   available    
Tue 8    Glasgow Star FC
Wed 9 to 16    available
Thu 17    Swindon AC

Lizanne will be travelling with her partner Glenn Barrett (guitar).  Would you be able to host a concert for Lizanne during this tour?

Please do tell me to send you a copy of her new CD, "Standing In The English Rain".

The second act is Jim Page from Seattle whose website is at http://www.jimpage.net/

Jim has been writing songs for moons it seems - since the late 1960s, so he's been around a bit.

He released his first vinyl album of original music “A Shot Of The Usual,” in 1975, followed quickly by two more
before he arrived in the UK in 1977 to live and tour for the next six years.  Christy Moore popularised some of Jim's songs, most notably
"Hiroshina-Nagasaki Russian Roulette".  In 2007 Jim was included in an all star list of the “50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.”
Back in the USA now for about 30 years he's had a hankering to tread the UK boards again and is touring here throughout October 2013.

Tue 1 to Fri 4  available    
Sat 5    Belper
Sun 6    London Walthamstow
Mon 7 to Thu 10  available    
Fri 11    Trowbridge (Wilts) Village Pump
Sat 12 and Sun 13  available    
Mon 14    Stirling FC
Tue 15 to Sun 20  available
Mon 21 to Sun 27   Irish dates

Would you be able to host a concert for Jim during this tour?

For more information on both these acts please do have a look in our DropBox at their promo packs ---
Lizanne's is at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c0cxq6zhtft27ci/H6rMRYOuyv
Jim's is at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8lg22ljwrto2skt/ZKtlyOzXSK (there are six audio tracks there.  I don't have CD's to mail out for Jim)

I look forward to hearing from you.

John Barrow
Stoneyport Associates
Edinburgh, Scotland

w: www.stoneyport.co.uk
e: jb@stoneyport.demon.co.uk
m: 07968-131737
t: 0131-443 4784 (no answering machine)

At 16:25 on February 2, 2011, Ben Jordan said…
Hello Jon,
My name is Ben Jordan, I am an independent musician from Denver, Colorado. I am currently booking tours, to support my recent full length release "Ghosts Breathing Through our Strings". I plan on being in Europe from the third week of may through the first week of July. I will be spending my first week in Ireland and beyond that I'm wide open, I'd love to come play for you.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, below you will find links to my myspace as well as for some "talent buyer only" tracks that have not yet made it onto official release.
Best regards,
Ben Jordan
At 23:14 on January 3, 2011, Keith G Halligan said…

Hey Jon

I’ve just joined the network. I’m from Armagh, N.Ireland.. I am trying get a house concert tour planned in for Ireland, u.k and Europe mainland, so if you might be interested in hosting me please get in touch..Talk to you soon. Keith.


At 3:04 on October 28, 2010, Chris Ricketts said…
Dear Stortfolk,

I am writing with regards to an upcoming tour of Europe that I am attempting to put together. Please have a look at our site www.rickettsandwillshire.com, we are a folk / shanty duo from the UK and are looking to come and visit Europe for the 3rd time in April. We are currently trying to get in contact with a booking agent / concerts and i was wandering if you would be willing to help us. As you can see below we already have a few dates and we plan on visiting regularly and we are looking to fill them up quickly so press and marketing can be arranged.

Please see some of the dates we have already booked and the time we intend to spend in Germany. Obviously this is flexible.

For the tour we shall be putting adverts in all the major acoustic music and folk magazines in the UK and Germany including fRoots, Acoustic, R2 and Living Tradition, as well as contacting local and international radio stations for airplay. We will also contact all possible local businesses that may be able to help with the promotion of the gig. We will supply plenty of flyers and posters for each gig.

You can find us and our music at http://www.myspace.com/rickettsandwillshire , and our official site is http://www.rickettsandwillshire.com . We really hope you like what you hear and we hope you feel you can work with us.

Yours Sincerely

Chris Ricketts

Available Dates:

April: (Germany)

7th - Theatre Laboratorium - Oldenburg
8th – KITO - Vegesack
15th - Zimmer 16, Berlin

UK Dates from the 20th - 29th April

July: (Germany)

7th -9th - Stadtfest, Ingolstadt

(The rest of July is free for booking for the whole month)


5th-8th - Festival Maritim, Vegesack, Bremen

9th - Home in UK
At 16:53 on February 27, 2010, Esther O'Connor said…
Hiya Jon,
Hope you are well. I am new to this network so trying to make some friends! I am interested in doing house concerts so if you are looking to put something on do give me a shout.
Esther x

‘’’The Sunday Express (five stars) ***** It’s clear from the title track that you are listening to something special with O’Connor’s second solo album… ’’

The Herald (four stars) **** ''O’Connor has one of the best voices heard in Scotland in some time, and a set of fine songs to show it off…''

The List (four stars) **** ''soulful stripped down and spine tingling. ’’

Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2) ''Fresh, self-assured and original - Esther's music just makes you happy to be alive. What a great talent.'
At 11:22 on February 20, 2010, Roosevelt Bandwagon said…

Hope you’re having a great day. Just wanted to drop you a line to tell you a little about Roosevelt Bandwagon:

Roosevelt Bandwagon's personnel currently reside in London, UK. The band comprises a fluid line-up of extremely experienced musicians who have been writing, recording and touring internationally in various guises for many years. The ethos is to play the music that comes most naturally to its members with absolutely no consideration whatsoever for the trends, fashions and formulae of the commercial music industry.

Having played house concerts many times in the States in years gone by we love the idea of the House Concert Hub – it is certainly more focused than other social networking sites and far more friendly!!!

We’re currently doing sessions for a full length album which should be ready by May of this year. In the mean time, we have put out the ‘Train Roll On’ EP. We have a limited edition of free pressings which we’re mailing out to those people who request it – hurry and drop us a line before we run out! Tracks can also be heard on our home page/ visit us on myspace: www.myspace.com/rooseveltbandwagon where you can download the tracks for free.

Do please drop us a line – we’d love to hear your thoughts on our music/ have you as a friend.

Best wishes & have a great weekend.

Roosevelt Bandwagon
At 10:12 on February 20, 2010, Tony Cox said…
Hello Jon...I'd love to bring a slice of Southern Africa via my music and stories to your venue if you'll have me...kindly let me know..
All the best
At 1:20 on December 16, 2009, Duncan Walters said…
How do? I thought I might just stop by and introduce myself. Please send me a friend request if you feel it a good idea to stay in touch. From both an artistic stand point as well as being like minded in our endeavors it would seem that we might. Best regards for the Holidays and Merry Christmas
Duncan Earl Walters
At 19:38 on February 10, 2009, Karan Raitt said…
Hi Jon, aint this a great idea? Karan :-)
At 14:10 on January 20, 2009, rob ellen said…
Welcome Jon, one of the major point of interest for me is how are established folk clubs going to react and indeed be affected by the growth of the house concert movement, so its encouraging to have you with us as our first Folk Club representative, I welcome you and your input. It can be argued that House Concerts got their start in The US out of necessity, because they don't have an established folk club network, we do and it has an vital and crucial roll in supporting out independent musicians and roots music of all sorts. So will House Concerts augment and add to the need to highlight the music or will they threaten the traditional (in all aspects) place of the folk club in the way of promoting live music.

I notice you've joined the host groups so I think I'll open this as a topic for discussion.

Rob Ellen



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