It's the end of February and the government has announced a gradual easing of restrictions. We've all been missing live music, both performers and audiences and, ever the optimists, we are now tentatively planning gigs from August onwards. As many music venues have gone to the wall we are taking Steve Knightley's (Show of Hands) "grow your own gig" approach to setting up a tour or two (See Steve's video below).
We are not Steve Knightley. We are not expecting to get a hundred plus at each gig.
How big is your garden? is there a village/community hall or a room suitable for a small gig nearby? Would you like a house concert?
All we need from you is enthusiasm. It doesn't matter if you've never done anything like this before, (again see Steve's video) we've done it loads of times.
Here's the deal, if you can secure the space and can drum up some local support, put up posters (which we will provide), promote it on local social media sites etc, we will sort out the rest (sound, lighting, ticketing, gazebo in case of rain etc). We don't ask for a set fee; we'll work on a percentage of the ticket sales after costs for the hire of the venue (or donations if it's a garden/house concert etc). You can run it (and a raffle of course) as a fund raiser to raise money for local causes (village hall funds, food banks, cancer research etc etc), or not - the choice is yours.
If you're interested in helping us out and would like further info (no commitment needed), please send us an email or give us a call (01529 300277).
When there was an easing of restrictions last summer we did several garden gigs and one on a stretch of grass at the end of a cul-de-sac. The photo above is from one of those gigs. It was chilly but fun.