Preparing for a Parlour gig is equal parts excitement and slight trepidation; especially as an artist/host. Exposing your art to a willing and gorgeously quiet audience in the raw intimacy of your own lounge room is confronting, yes, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. It gives a sparkling new life to your work, presenting it in the very context in which it was born: your own space. It was an experience my band, Forest Falls will look to recreate in the future.
On the day of the gig, we decked out the lounge room in fairy lights and got the mulled wine happening on the stove. Our aim was to invite people to experience the space as their own; to feel comfortable and relaxed and have a simple night in.
Matt and the Parlour crew were spectacular to work with. They helped us shape the experience to our liking and sell it as a concert, with creative control and the modest but ultimately very welcome profits landing almost entirely in the hands of the artist. Parlour’s approach is a rare but welcome addition to the music industry; there’s no “middle man” and as a host/artist you’re charged with the exciting responsibility of creating an experience for your audience, which is exactly what we're born to do anyway.
Tripod Featured Gig
Catherine Britt Featured Gig
Dallas Fracsa performing in the Parlour Office.
We got to check out one of Ed Kuepper/The Aint's Parlour Gigs.
We spoke to Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe at Plug Seven Records on Smith Street, to dig some dirt on his favourite records.
Spending an afternoon listening to Gena Rose Bruce made us all very happy at Parlour HQ!
Katy Steele (Little Birdy) In the Parlour
A night with Aaron Gocs!
Furphy Gig at the Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery with The Kite Machine
Furphy Gigs with Gymnastics in the Seventies
Featured Gig with Jodi and Trish from The Clouds
Bread, Milk & Vinyl with Ella Thompson
Featured Gig with Mia Dyson in Kew
Featured Gig with Didirri
Featured Gig with Guttermouth
Featured Gig with Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds
Impromptune with Oh Mercy
Under the Covers (UTC) with Francesca Gonzales
Under the Covers (UTC) with Naomi Keyte
Featured Gig with Harry James Angus - I Saw Red
Masterclef with The Little Stevies
House Tour with Barry Morgan
Featured Gig with Oh Mercy
Featured Gig with Lisa Mitchell - California (Phantom Planet Cover)
Masterclef with Didirri
Featured Gig with Little Georgia - Oh California
House Tour with Josh Cashman
Impromptune with Skyscraper Stan
Under the Covers (UTC) with Tracy McNeill & Dan Parsons
Featured Gig with Jack Carty