House Concerts

An intimate evening of songs & stories with The Glass Child

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When I was 18 years old I packed a bag and moved to London, determined to become a songwriter. I played every single open mic and acoustic venue I could find, usually for an empty room and an angry sound guy. I hustled with my equipment on undergrounds and trains, just dreaming of getting to share my stories with people who cared.

All I really wanted was to find people who could relate to what I was singing about. I wanted to find MY people and create beautiful moments of belonging with them. That sense of belonging I still get from music and singing and writing and that feeling still drives me today. After hustling through Europe for many years trying to get booked for concerts, I'd had enough. I was tired and worn out.

That's when I took my audience online and threw out this strange thought: if I bring my guitar and my songs, and would be willing to travel anywhere to sing for you, who would want to invite me? Into your home?

Instead of asking people to come to MY show, I said: I'll come to YOU. If you let me.

House Concerts became my way to meet and connect with my people, to create unforgettable memories with them. It enables me to express my music exactly as I want to, straight out from my heart.

No walls, no screens, no microphones. Just me, my guitar, my stories and you.

So what is a house concert?

Simply put, here’s the deal: You invite all your friends, family, neighbours, classmates and relatives, and I will come play an intimate and personal house concert show in YOUR living room, kitchen, garden, café, pub, school, office or anywhere else I’m welcomed. My bare songs, sung straight from my heart to yours.

Every house concert is unique because it's created together with the people in the room. Sometimes I sing my heart out, sometimes we drift into wonderful discussions about love and loss, music and books. But the urge to create an evening worth remembering drives it all ♡

If you want to host a house concert, fill in the form at the end of this page, or write to me at 

contact@charlotteeriksson.com 

and we’ll make it happen.

Here’s a little more info about the House Concert concept:

 

Donation Based House Concert

I fund the shows with pay-what-you-can donations that your guests, friends and family are willing to support. Usually the host will place a hat or box somewhere in the room, where the guests can give whatever they feel I am worth.

The only booking fee for having me come play a show is to cover my travel expenses to your house (from Sweden or Germany) so I can afford travelling to you + 1 night's accommodation at a near-by hostel or b&b.

 

 

The Stage

The beauty of the house concert: no walls, no cables and no layers between you and I. The shows will be completely unplugged, just my voice and my guitar. It’s up to you where you want me to play: in your kitchen, living room, garden, terrace, café, pub, office, school … the possibilities are endless. All I’m asking for is a space where I can see all the guests and the guests have enough space to sit down.  

Merch

I always bring CDs, my books and some merch, if you or your guests would like some signed memories from the show.

 

 

Guests

How many people you want to invite to this special evening is of course up to you, but I do have a minimum of 12 people in the room when I play. This is just for the simple fact that I physically and financially, and most of all time wise, can’t travel all over Europe all by myself only to play for empty rooms and a cat (even though that sounds pretty awesome). 

I hope I’ve answered a few of your questions!

If you’re interested in hosting a house show, want to know more or anything else, write to me and we’ll make it happen together! I’m taking requests for all over Europe.

Submit your interest through the form below or write to:

 contact@charlotteeriksson.com

Booking Inquiry

I’m a completely independent artist, living all by myself with no other support than yours. If you find any comfort or hope in what I do, my music or my writings, please consider supporting me, in order to be able to keep doing this. To keep learning, creating, growing and sharing what I learn. Everything matters, between a coffee to a donation for my next album. 

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CONTACT

Booking & PR: lisa@brokenglassrecords.se

 

I am currently taking bookings for solo shows, house concerts, workshops and speaking engagements.

 

Interested in hosting a house concert? Just write to me and we'll plan it together!

 

contact@charlotteeriksson.com

 

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5am
again,
drunk on someone else’s love,
or couch,
and I’ve never felt more at home.

I fled myself,
from the life I’ve built
because I’ve been inhabiting routines I don’t want to stand for.

Inhabiting skin I’d rather shed
but still took on
like a soldier serving his country,
for that’s what they told me to do.
But I was not
strong
or wise,
but young and foolish,
for what is this thing? Trading passions for a tiny bit of acceptance,

and I am not a Sunday morning inside four walls
with clean blood
and organised drawers.
I am the hurricane setting fire to the forests
at night when no one else is alive,
or awake,
however you choose to see it,
and I live in my own flames.
Sometimes burning too bright and too wild
to make things last 
or handle
myself or anyone else
and so I run.
Run run run,
far and wide
until my bones ache and lungs split
and it feels good.
Hear that, people? It feels good,
because I am the slave and ruler of my own body
and I wish to do with it exactly as I please,
and living in this skin is hard and painful, most of the times,

because I never volunteered to take this on.

The daily sacrifice of heart over mind,
the forever on going task of explaining this and that,
and why I don’t want to look like this and
be like that
but still here I am and if this is the body I’ve been given I’m sure as hell gonna make it work.
If this is the place I’ve been given, I’m sure as hell gonna make this work.

So I fled the me that was never really me and I’m on my way. To newer lands and uncleaned streets
for I’ve had enough of childish safety in comfort.
Enough of all telling me to look and do, like this and that,

and I never meant to please anyone but myself
and you can call me selfish,
throw words like knives in the dark but I will not listen,
for not listening to sharp words brought me to where I am today
and I believe in the path I’ve been given. If my only task in this life is to walk it,
I surely will walk it
prouder than anyone else.

If this is the path I’ve been given, I will walk it
prouder than anyone else,
for no one else can.

// from my book You’re Doing Just Fine ☾

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