House Concerts, 'Parlour Gigs' and small venues.

Updated: Oct 5

"Scorched not burned" I heard this statement recently and it so resonated with my current situation and my life as it has been over the last twelve months. It is perhaps, a very simple and apt expression that most if not all of us can relate to — perhaps consider, it is not the end only the beginning. 


As some of you may be aware, my latest album [TIME] tour was abruptly interrupted in September last year due to a cancer diagnosis and subsequent surgery and so forth and so on...I'm not seeking sympathy, just stating what has transposed... I was just emerging from the recovery period feeling eager to get back on the horse as it were and start gigging again...Then COVID hit. 


With new opportunities to gather in small groups, I see a faint light leading to gigging again. 


Many performers and artists are looking for new ways, platforms and venues to express and share their work. One existing platform for performing artist is the ‘House Concert’ or parlour gig. I have only done a couple of these and deeply enjoyed the intimacy of them. Now is a perfect opportunity with restricted numbers to host one, especially if you and your friends and contacts are starving for live music. 


Therefore, good folks and lovers of song, I am here ready and willing to share my tunes and bleeding heart again with you all via a house concert, parlour gig, small venue gathering, whatever as long as it is safe and allowable. I am initially looking at possible bookings, firstly in New South Wales and Queensland for August and September and hopefully further afield down the track.


If you would like to book me for an intimate show you can via two options. 

Option 1. If you have hosted a home concert before and know how it works and what the expectations are for both host and artist then simply contact us directly via email: mebaird@bigpond.com

Option 2. If you haven't hosted before or would like a third party to take care of all the details, organising, promotions etc, then we recommend using the PARLOUR GIGS platform which also means you can host M.E. Baird anywhere in the world. Click here to host M.E. Baird via the PARLOUR GIGS platform. 


If you are a venue and would like to make a booking simply send an email: mebaird@bigpond.com


Depending on location and setup I can be joined by one of my close bands mates for a slightly bigger sound experience. 


In the meantime, here is a little taster...I hope you enjoy it. 


Yours sincerely in emergence from isolation, M.E. Baird


If you would like to stream the recorded version of the album ’TIME’ you can via this link.


If you would like to purchase the album [CD] or download in HD formats you can via this link.


If you would like to hear the tracks in solo mode as part of the Sequestered Songs session you can via this link.




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