For a couple of years, I have been performing concerts in people’s homes.
People love music . . . but they lose touch with it.
Let’s face it, we’d all rather go to a friend’s house than a loud venue.
The culture of house concerts is huge throughout Nth America but it’s in its infancy in Australia.
So I’ve laid out a few of the ideas and common misconceptions and FAQ below
In my role as a musician and an advocate for this new form of enjoying culture
What is a house concert?
Someone with a large room and a generous nature
Offers to open their home to family and friends
To present music, usually acoustically
They discuss with the band what fee they require
And decide on a ticket price that friends might pay
They act as host and generally do the work of making it a great occasion
But won’t the musicians just come and play for nothing?
Only if they have a plumber and electrician who will come and work at their place for nothing.
The In House Arts movement aims to support these artists to continue their work as musicians
This necessarily involves them being paid
Why can’t the person throwing the party just pay for the band?
A house concert is a presentation of music
Sometimes the host also ties it in with a birthday
In addition to throwing a party with food and all the work associated with set up and clean up
the ticket price also enables them to present a great band
which they may not otherwise do
Sadly, people lose touch with live music and forget how truly great it is
I hope you can all be part of this emerging culture
In House Arts
Here is a list of the bands that I have been doing the concerts with