So our dear friend Stylusboy has just released a new live mini album 'FOUR WALLS" this week recorded during last years tour of house shows!
The album is available for a "you name the price" style download and you can get it by visiting the mans bandcamp page.
We had a little chat about it with Mr Steve himself:
Hey steve. Your still alive - the more i think about the more i think the idea of "house shows" would be perfect fodder for a low grade slasher movie. Noone tried to kill you on your travels did they?
No thankfully everyone has been amazingly friendly. Most of my house shows have come from my mailing list and Twitter, so I often know the hosts to a point.
Is it awkward ever turning up at peoples houses with your guitar? It could be a lucrative career - singer songwriteragram.
So far it has never been awkward at all. It has been lovely to meet the hosts as I have usually had a lot of contact with them over email before the show. I reckon turning up to a random person's house singing a song might work though you know, bit like a travelling sales man! haha
Come on look - spill the beans - you must have had something weird happen along the way?!!?!?!?
Actually it has been very boring in terms of strange stories. I guess when I played with my friend Wes Finch at his album launch house show I didn't know the hosts and got asked by Wes to play too. I turned up to the house to find it was this huge old house that had its own performance room! It was amazing. I have also been offered chocolate and beetroot cake at one show, which although it sounds horrible was delicious!
Whats the recipe for a perfect house show?
A good space although it doesnt have to be that big. People that want to listen and interact because of the fun of house shows for me is the way the audience is able to ask questions or make requests! The shows where people maybe make the extra little effort like little stage signs and things are also lovely!
Any advice for budding living room promoters - whats the essential snack list?
Crisps, beers, bottle of wine and other snack things! I have play a couple of house shows with amazing food, full on meals! It is brilliant!
If you could play a show at anyones house who would you go to?
Anyone who would want me to really! Maybe someone like Paul Macartney, just because his house would be stunning! I don't really know to be honest!
Do you think Hef would let us hold a house show at his house?
Hmmmm yeah probably!
Download the record right here now.