I love House Concerts. They are intimate, personal and musically fulfilling. These are often the gigs where people feel comfortable enough to have a big chat before or after the show. They are the gigs where you can get adequately deep on lyric backstory or the songwriting process. House Concerts make it easier to authentically connect through the power of music. For me, this is what writing and performing is all about. In an effort to more actively pursue the kind of shows that I love playing, I’ve created a new page on my website where anyone can easily book me to perform at their house. No matter the location. Click on my menu now to have a look.
I want to reach new fans and develop a network of a long-lasting, real connections with other music-lovers. I want to share music in a way that regularly leaves an impact.
While organisations such as PARLOUR (there are a bunch more) are doing really good things for the Music Industry in Australia, these setups still require the use of a ‘middle-man’. As a completely self-funded, self-motivated and self-sufficient independent artist with a relatively small fanbase, I feel like this is a pursuit that I could find greater success in when fans can book me directly (here).
I have now recorded and released 3 full-length records, including an EP, and toured nationally. My social media game isn’t too bad, as you can see from this (out-of-the-blue) blog post. I write often and I am happy with the songs that I create. Still, I am yet to find satisfaction in all of the shows that I perform. I understand that most musicians accept this as the norm. I don’t want to have to be picky about venues and dates, I want to play more.
On this page, you’ll find an FAQ with all necessary information and a form to complete. If you’re more of a Facebook person, feel free to also drop me a line via the contact button on my facebook page.
As of today, I am officially half of the way through my February Violet Road Tour. I’ve already had so much fun on tour down the South leg. I’ve met new people to share my music with, recorded a Midnight Sessions song for Lyn Taylor’s Youtube Channel, caught up with old friends, jammed with incredible musicians and played in places that I’d never been before.
Amongst all of this crazy ‘on tour’ travelling and busy life-stuff, I made time to head over to the very talented Lyn Taylor and Nick Payne from Dear Orphans‘ new place and record one of my new songs as part of their Midnight Sessions Youtube series. The vibe in this room was outstanding. Big Thanks to Lyn and Nick for helping me to create some video content that I can be proud of.
Here’s the video. Have a watch and get a taste for one of the songs that’ll feature on my upcoming record: