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At 20:33 on May 30, 2018, Heidi Burson said…

Hey there Colin!  Looks like I missed the boat on your August 1st date this year as I'll be through Liverpool literally that night on my way to a gig at the Isle of Man, but hoping you'll consider booking me for next year?  At the Atkinson or house concert, whichever works out.  Putting my info out there for you now in advance.  I'm a Soul/R&B artist from Nashville, TN and come abroad each summer to perform.  Cheers!

"Her on-stage ability to control the room is evident by her captive audience. It’s one thing to be a songwriter and another to be a performer. Heidi Burson is both.  Led by Burson's commanding and soulful voice - one with a range that rivals Jill Scott and Adele...The sound is massive; a rich musicality practically oozes off the record.- Kevin Carr with Behind The Set List.
*Read the full album release review here:
Get to know Heidi
Whenever You're Around- Official Video
"Totally new to us, Burson’s range is something that we will be arriving early to see in person. The deep and somewhat sultry tone that she produces will surely silence most any room that she is performing in. "  No Country for New Nashville Magazine
Pipe Dream- Official Acoustic Video
At 12:30 on February 18, 2018, Colin Maddocks said…

Hi Kent, thanks for getting in touch. You sound great. Sadly as Grateful Fred's is only a twice monthl;y evening I have to boo

At 11:57 on February 18, 2018, Kent Nielsen said…

Dear Colin,

How are you?

I am specifically looking to fill the following Dates:

May 28th
Aug 24th and 25th

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 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‘:
Web: , ,

At 20:43 on March 23, 2017, Ewan Macintyre said…

Hi Colin,

We're touring around the UK in June and are looking to fill in a few dates. We'll be near liverpool on the 14th and maybe the 17th. We'll be touring as a 4 piece of Cello, Guitar/ mando, fiddle and bass/ stompbox. We're based in QC and are a combination of Scottish and Quebec musicians. Let me know if this sounds interesting.



At 10:09 on March 6, 2017, Lostboy said…

Hello Everyone,

We are Lostboy an Acoustic Folk duo who are from the north but now reside in sunny London. Having been friends for 13 years we only recently formed in 2016, we try to mix close harmony with Folk tunes they strive to write honest original songs.

We are currently looking for House Concerts in the UK from August through to October 2017 but we are not rigid with these months.

We have been gigging throughout London and have just secured our first festival, We believe this summer is going to be great and we would absolutely love to perform for some House Concert crowds.

Here are all our social links for you guys to look at.

If you are hosting a concert and would like us to play, Please do email the address below.



At 13:23 on July 26, 2015, Martha Reich said…

Hi Colin,

I'm coming back to London, UK August 27th. It's been a couple years, and last time you said you were sorry to have mised me at THE GREEN NOTE.

I'm hoping there is a place for me to play at Grateful Freds this time around!

I've recently won the 2014 New Mexico Music Awards for best folk song and have been nominated in 3 catagories for the 2015 Southwest Independent Music Awards!

Look forward to hearing from you.

all the best,




At 15:14 on June 16, 2014, John Barrow said…

Hi Colin

I'm working on a third UK tour in Oct 2014 for the lovely Philadelphia USA based singer and songwriter, Lizanne Knott.
As ever, I need some gigs to complete the tour.

You may have seen my recent blog on the Euro House Concert site about the tour.

Here's the spiel ...
Philadelphia-based songwriter and singer, Lizanne Knott (see has joined forces with LA-based songwriter and singer Bill Reveles (see attached and

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)".

In just a few short months since forming the Americana duo "hey Harley", Lizanne and Bill have managed to secure ...
*** a London (UK) based label
*** a full artist partnership with Taylor Guitars
*** a great tour agency and,
*** an amazing executive producer - allowing us to keep our publishing and make an honest living out here.

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

Could you offer the duo a gig on Sat 25 October?

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 very big journey to come over here from Philapdelphia and LA and then just sit idly around without a gig!

Lizanne's DropBox folder contains a lot promo materials -

YouTube channel with seven Lizanne Knott videos


At 15:45 on June 14, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi Colin, just to be clear, the "yes" was to the accommodations, I will be there to perform regardless, Tom.

At 15:40 on June 14, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi Colin, Thanks for the offer. For this leg of the tour I am travelling with my wife.  If this works for the accommodations offer then yes.  We will arrive Liverpool from Ireland on the 11th.  Let me know what day(s) work for you, or if it does at all.  Yes, Curly Maple Music is a small supportive label. All the best, Tom Shed

At 15:12 on June 14, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi Colin,

Sounds OK to me.  I will taylor my show for your headliner.
all the best,
At 12:05 on June 14, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi  Colin,  I am performing in Liverpool on Sept 12.  If you could recommend me to another venue, I would be grateful.  Curly Maple Music is paying for the gig so it's free to the venue.  They can charge(hopefully at a lower rate) and have a fund raiser if they like.  My tour goes back and forth a bit.  Ireland Sept. 6-8,  England Sept. 10-14, France Sept. 16-19. Then October is open so far. I go where I am booked or the label sends me.  I am mostly promoting the new CD "Mama's Goin' Out" with the media.  Should make for a good crowd at the venues.  All the best, Tom Shed

At 22:13 on June 13, 2014, Tom Shed said…

Hi Colin,

Tom Shed is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter. Tom presents, "history, humor and the human condition" songs and stories which bring his audience closer to the truth. Curly Maple Music is sponsoring Tom Shed's first UK/European tour. Beginning mid Sept thru October. Tom's concert is free to presenters,

At 20:52 on February 12, 2014, The New Thoreaus said…

Thanks, Colin!  We hope to be out in your neck of the woods the week of July 11-16. Would you be interested in hosting a show?

At 20:21 on January 3, 2014, Tia McGraff said…

Grateful Fred's

Greetings from Canada! My new cd, Break These Chains has received a 4 star review in this month's Maverick Magazine and is being released to the UK/Europe through Proper Distribution.

We are securing dates for an acoustic tour in May/June and wondered if you would be interested in hosting us for a house concert?

Please visit my website at

Thank you for your time and consideration.

At 14:54 on April 19, 2013, Michael J Tinker said…
No worries - thanks for getting back to me.

Have you booked someone in for that event? It may still be doable if you were interested.
At 16:05 on April 18, 2013, John Barrow said…

Hi Colin

I am looking for shows in very early September 2013 for USA/California-based acoustic finger-style guitar player Brian Gore (see, 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  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

I hope to hear from you soon

John Barrow

Stoneyport Associates



m: +44(0)7968 13 17 37

At 8:10 on April 16, 2013, Michael J Tinker said…

Hi Colin

Hope you're well.

I'm just in the process of organising a tour for February 2014 and was wondering if you might be interested in having myself and my duo/trio down during that?

We'll be out and about between the 21st February and the 2nd of March, and if you do them on a Sunday the 2nd of March might be ideal.

You can hear my music and see videos etc at

Thanks for your time!


At 0:58 on April 1, 2013, brent mason said…

hi colin - my name is brent mason. a writer and performer from eastern canada. i've landed gigs at warwick and village pump fests(july 27 weekend) and am having a  helluva time filling dates for the following week.  I'd be THRILLED to play your venue if possible. folk roots blues - a DEADHEAD to boot (70 or 80 shows way back!). my website is

sure looking forward to hearing from you!

thanks for your time


At 12:44 on February 9, 2012, Jeremy Steding said…

Awesome man!  I would love to do an acoustic night.  The name is awesome man!!!


At 0:32 on January 4, 2011, Keith G Halligan said…

Hey colin

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 the rest of Europe , so if you might be interested in hosting me please get in touch..Talk to you soon. Keith.



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