Summer is a notoriously difficult time of year for traditional gigs – festivals and school/university holidays mean that promoters are reticent about booking artists outside of their comfort zones. Besides, who wants to be in a dark and dingy club when the sun is still shining? And yet people don’t stop enjoying music.
Felix Hagan and I have been chatting about going on tour together for a while and we thought it might be an interesting plan to propose a series of weekday early evening house-concerts between festival appearances, a chance to air new material as well as perform stripped down arrangements of established works in an intimate setting.
Now all we need to know is whether anyone else is up for this sort of event? It’s a very simple format: the two of us come to your house/flat/mansion/shed and perform in the living room or garden (or wherever is appropriate – kitchen, conservatory, armory or batcave will also do). It could be a case of a couple of hours around dinner time or an all-night session (depending on work schedules).
If you’d like to have us play in your home send me a message through the contact section. The period we’ve earmarked is the third and fourth weeks of June. All ideas considered.