This is a little bit of home filming of a song for Ruth Ellis (no relation). She was the last woman to be executed in the UK. The hangman was Albert Pierrepoint. Her life was a Shakespearean tragedy set in 50’s London. I am about to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to get a number of my songs recorded properly with session players etc.
Do you love real music?
We are clearly at a major turning point when it comes to the interface of artists and the people who like their music. Without your support, musicians and songwriters like myself would find it almost impossible to carry on the creative process. Traditionally, record labels, publishers and agents etc were the ‘middlemen’ in that process.
But for most of us those days are over. And that means that artists and fans are now working much more symbiotically. Fantastic!
So here are a few ideas for those of you who want to help and support emerging artists or those of us still dedicated to exploring new musical landscapes. (more…)
John Ellis, the founder of Chanoyu Records, is now available for house concerts. They are a great new way of connecting musicians to their audience. You hire John to come and play, then you can invite your friends along for an interesting evening of performance, stories from life on the road, Q&A session and some teaching if you’d like to develop your guitar playing skills.
It’s up to you whether or not to charge your friends.