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MicroGigs, You Say?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

So, ‘MicroGigs’ – what’s that all about?

Exactly what it says – like a normal gig, only smaller. By ‘normal gig’, I obviously mean ‘house concert’ – the finest of all gigging situations, a win/win for artist and audience.

The normal house concert situation is pretty open ended, depending on the size of the venue. Which is where a lot of people get a little stuck – they think their house isn’t big enough. So We came up with the idea of MicroGigs. This is how it works.

  • 10 People
  • 10 Tickets
  • 10 Pounds each (or equiv in local currency… )
  • 10 Memory Sticks, also 10 Pounds each, with all the media of the gig, plus at least one album by the artist and any specials they care to throw in (basically, a hell of a lot more than £10 worth! )

The gigs will be as ‘acoustic as possible’ (obviously keyboards and electric basses will need to be amplified, but most of these will be completely unamplified). You’ll be invited to bring your own drinks, and on an event by event basis, there may well be food available (or the option to all order take-out!)

The gigs will ALL feature a Q&A between artist and audience – ask what you like, about songwriting, guitar playing, inspiration, dance-moves – and obviously plenty of time to chat and hang out before and after. No artists in their own VIP area, no cheap seats, no overpriced beer. Just amazing music, comfortable surroundings and a chance to hang out with the people who make the songs happen.

This is the sister venture to – musicians at work, specifically, your place of work. These ideas are all about getting music out to where people can really listen. Modern life is complex, and most music venues are horrible. Babysitters are a pain, gigs run late and drunk audiences don’t know when to shut up.

So let’s remix it. Do it right. Put music and people and stories and fun back at the top of the priority list.

Who’s in?