I thought I had three gigs to play this summer and now I seem to have only one. Two have been cancelled for different reasons, one of them has left me with some heart-ache. I need to play so I might try and push again the house-concert idea, but these things seem to happen when they happen -somebody sees me play and they like it and ask me whether I would play for their event or something like that- and when I try to push them they just don't happen.
The idea is relatively simple and it has worked (and I've known of people doing this kind of thing very successfully for a long time): sit some twenty people in chairs in somebody's living room, give them a glass of wine and a guitar concert, charge them twenty quid (or something like that) and give half of the proceeds to a local charity. Everybody wins. But I'm so rubbish at selling the idea... could it work where you are?
I will be posting something about this now and again just in case somebody thinks it a good idea and doable where they are. Alas, I am aware that what I do is very much a minority interest and if everybody wants to hear me play the guitar, pretty much nobody wants to pay for it. And I do have to pay my bills with currency, not guitar playing....
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