October 26, 2010 by alunparry
Do You Qualify For A Free Live Show?
Do you qualify for a free live show from me?
I’m offering a no fee solidarity price for people who are typically outside of the music industry. That means you can book me for a free live show if you qualify, so read on to see if you do.
Of course, my usual price is at the commercial rate.
That naturally remains so for festivals, standard gigs, venue bookers, and when booked by organisations that are in a position to have full time employees etc.
But there are two groups of people I want to show solidarity with in these times and so who qualify for a free live show from me.
Rank And File Groups
The first are rank and file campaign groups and the like – groups of ordinary folk who get together to make our world a better place in some way. To clear up any doubt, yes this would include most union branches.
The second are ordinary fans. Ordinary music fans are battered by the major record industry in my view. At best it sneers at us and at worst prosecutes and attacks us in a death throe attempt to blame us for the demise of an old (and exploitative) business model.
I want to make it clear to all ordinary fans who might want to organise a live show for me, and to all rank and file campaign groups, that I will play for you at cost only. No fee.
Just out of pocket expenses like petrol, parking and a bit of dinner.
Why am I doing this? Simple. While I still need to get paid somewhere along the line in order to keep doing what I do, the reason I do music is not to become rich and famous.
If I was famous I’d hate it, and if I was rich I’d give a load of it away again so both are pointless goals for me.
No, the reason I do what I do is to share the stories that are important to me, and to promote the idea that people like us deserve our joys, struggles and experiences to be heard.
Movement for change
I also want my music to be part of the movement for change and to use my songs to counter the lies fed to us by the political parties of the wealthy and the media that support them.
All of this depends on getting the messages within my songs out there, and live shows are a big part of that because they are face to face and personal.
Note: Look at this site’s Impact page and you’ll see how important this is to me.
Claim Your Free Live Show Now!
Claiming your free live show is easy.
Give me a shout here at my contact page or feel free to connect with me and send me a message over on Facebook.
I’ll even help you with advice of how to go about organising something. It’s far easier than you’d think.
Two quick points to make life easy for you.
1) Don’t think you have to gather tons of people. Small makes life simpler for you. And let’s face it, given that its no fee, even 10 people will more than cover any cost. Yes, I’d play a gathering of that size!
2) Don’t get freaked about venues. I’ll play in your front room, or the back room of a pub, or somewhere grander. Keeping it simple is a good idea, and I’m ok with that. I don’t need superstar pampering.
So give me a shout to claim your free live show, and we can start chatting it over to make it happen.