Digital Music News covers Graham Colton’s new venture, the house concert booking platform Fanswell. Have you played or hosted a house concert?
Read their feature here.
As many of you know, I have been touring and playing shows for over 14 years and have made life-long friendships with many of you. I’m lucky to live my dream out loud and it wouldn’t be possible without your love and support. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have some of my life’s greatest moments occur on stage with you in the room. When I think about these moments and memories, I’m more times than not taken back to the unique and intimate gatherings I didn’t see coming. I think about the random Monday night show in Indiana where the small crowd sang my lyrics louder than I could. The time the club in Chicago cut us off and we took the show outside and performed on-top of the van. The living rooms, back yards, and basements are the ones that stick with me. I can see you singing along and we all hang out after the show.
Just over two years ago I had an idea. I guess you could say it was more than that. It was a calling. I wanted a better way to make more intimate and beautiful gatherings happen through music….and not just my own. Many of you are familiar with the “House Concert” movement. It’s a long running & timeless tradition. However, what I feel has been missing is a way for artists to put these shows in the hands of their biggest supporters. With the help of some incredibly smart tech-heads and music loving folks, I have co-founded Fanswell. This is so much more to me than a tech start-up or a website or even a company. It’s a way for artists and fans to make one of a kind performances happen in unique and personal spaces. I truly feel it makes the world a better place.
In the coming weeks and months, you’ll see some amazing artists and bands looking for concert hosts in your area. Or maybe you’ll get an invite from a friend who’s hosting their favorite songwriter in their living room, backyard, or office. I of course will be looking for hosts in the near future as I continue to perform across the country. I’d be honored if you’d visit Fanswell.com and sign up for our newsletter. We’ll keep you posted with new tours and artists looking for hosts in your city.
Lastly, please tell your favorite artist to check us out. We’ll take good care of ‘em!
Without you guys, we’d be no-where so let’s all get even a little closer and make “LIVE” happen together!