Monday, 6 October 2008

Idea

Possibly the greatest idea of all time. Possibly not, but it's a belter.

The idea is a little bit stolen from Willy Mason, some of you may come to realise, but actually it came from Pav who just said to me,

"If you made a video saying 'come stay at my house, address is...' I guarantee people would come knocking"

That sentence did make more sense in context but that's not important. When I read that for some reason I thought, turn that around... Don't give out my address obviously, but get people to send me theirs and get them to organise house parties at which I will play. TOUR ORGANISED.

Ok, it would be quite a lot of work and there is the possibility of people saying they will organise a big party and then I turn up and there's two people there, But I know people who I trust in most cities in the UK so I could get friends involved. Plus I could bring some people if the hosts were happy with that. Basically I just wanna drive around the country for a few weeks with my guitar meeting various friends along the way and playing gigs in random peoples houses. Will probably wait until next summer so people are on holiday and I have a cd or two to sell, which I reckon would cover the cost.

I could get support acts too! Made up from my friends! Like I could get Tom to do some around here and Ed to play when I'm north of the border... I got loads of musical friends dotted around this beautiful country!

I'm so fucking excited right now.

Thoughts?

18 comments:

Liv said...

This makes me wish I had a house in the U.K.

Shweta said...

Damn there being a huge body of water between the UK and Australia.

Goodluck with it =D

Jon said...

Sounds like a cool idea, would definitely be able to host a gig in Swindon!

eddplant said...

That is an awesome idea! Of course I'd love to support you, and hanging out with you between shows would make for a fantastic part of the summer! I'm hoping Tom and I will be doing a few gigs in the summer, but we should be able to work things out around each other! Keep me updated!

Alex said...

DO IT DO IT! I'll gladly crash in your car with you and accompany you on this grand tour if you'll have me. I'll be able to flog Chameleon Circuit's CD by then :p

Nick said...

Fantastic idea, meeting new (or old) people + guitar + friends = awesomeness. If you lived closer, I'd have a gig featuring ya =D

Caro said...

Thought no1: brilliant
thought no2: dammnit, you can't come to germany, can you?

Joe said...

Ok, so, I have a camper van, and nothing to do next summer...

Barry Aldridge said...

Brillant idea Dave, just do it. Would be brillant just brillant.

Vutarie said...

you're going to find yourself locked up in someone's basement, forced to play songs forever! but apart from that, it sounds like a lot of fun. woopie.

Jasmin said...

wow that sounds really cool and a lot of fun...but...like Caro already said...you can't make a detour to Gemany, can you??? :'(
-Jasmin

Mhazz said...

If you're able to travel to Glasgow, you are most welcome at mine ^__^

xx

COXXINATOR said...

And if there's open mic nights at places while you're there you should go rock their socks off.

Lucy said...

Dave that is an absolutely awesome idea. At some point if i can get enough people over you must play at my house as part of it! =D

Emma said...

Any interest in extending this tour to Ireland??????=D

cheekychen said...

ok, just read this.. If i still have a house by then, I'll be on the list for shaw. woop de woop :]

they call her buttercup said...

Come to Australia! sigh.

thisisace said...

Dave, that's an amazing idea. :-)

Round here (Peterborough), you've got PJ, Beth and me without even trying !