Why not host a gig or (even mini-festival) in your home or garden?
August 14th, 2016
|Connor, one of many great performances at the Garden Party event.|
In The States, ‘House Concerts’ have become a big thing, but haven’t yet taken off in a big way on this side of the pond, though I know some artists who have managed to put some shortish house-tours together. This is a bit of a surprise really given that ‘staying in is the new going-out’ and that cooking for friends has become such a huge trend.
Sunday’s gig provided fantastic evidence as to why you, yes you should organise one.
Lovely hosts Martin and Elaine booked some of their favourite artists (the usual thing is just to book one artist or band, but M&E got themselves a whole mini-festival), provided the most delicious food and drink, had friends and family around. This has become something of a greatly anticipated annual event, and luckily, once again, the weather was perfect for it (though I was greatful for the shade provided, that could equally have provided rain-cover).
It was the first performance by the whole band, all 4 of us that is (The BlueYellows), since Em took an extended period off for the birth of little Heidi. A quick rehearsal the day before was enough to give a good performance in a more laid-back acoustic mode, which seemed appropriate for this event, though with recording and gigs coming up this Autumn, we are well and truly back!
If you want to discuss terms for booking the band for a private event, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or myself for a solo gig via email@example.com
Now that wasn't so much gig at a garden party. It was more like a mini music festival. https://t.co/q7HaEo1Hn8— Martin Rivers (@Martin_Rivers26) August 15, 2016