Parlour Gigs are on track to be the stepping stone to a fully-fledged return of the live music scene, announcing the return of intimate performances today.
Having existed since 2015, Parlour Gigs have provided fans with a rather unique way to experience seeing their favourite artists live. Hosting over 2,000 gigs since that time, fans welcome artists into their own homes, providing an intimate concert with only a small number of attendees that are often unforgettable.
Now, with live stages effectively deserted in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Parlour Gigs may indeed be the way in which live performances slowly return.
Providing a “safe, controlled way of reintroducing live music into the public sphere”, the service allows artists to once again begin playing, earning, and connecting with their fans again, while these same fans are able to finally see live music once again.
Now that lockdowns are slowly coming to an end, and social distancing regulations have begun to ease, artists such as Ali Barter, Busby Marou, and the Pierce Brothers are on offer to help bring back live music thanks to what Parlour are calling “post iso party” shows.
“I’m really excited to be using the Parlour platform in a time where regular gigs are off the cards,” Barter explained of the shows. “The opportunity to play smaller shows at people’s homes is such a great way to adapt to the times.”
“Parlour shows will be the first live performances for me when the time is right to emerge from our cocoons,” added Bobby Alu. “We really don’t know how things like flight costs and venue restrictions will impact traditional touring yet, and we don’t know how comfortable people will be with big crowds.
“But we do know that rocking up to someone’s backyard and having a great time will be an option very soon, and a really important income earning opportunity for musicians.”
Applications for Parlour Gigs are available now via their website, with more artists expected to be added to the service in the coming weeks.