I'm layman human. I'm a pianist/singer-songwriter from London.
my debut solo concert was supposed to happen in 1901 Arts Club on 19 March.
I've been gigging for seven years in various guises at music showcases and festivals. this year, I was ready to put on a solo gig.
with a week to go, it was sold out. I couldn't believe it.
and then, 3 days before the concert, government advice was issued to venues to close, ahead of a nationwide lockdown.
like so many others, from Glastonbury to the local open mic night, my gig had been covided.
I was gonna try again on Bonfire Night, but the audience restrictions still in place make it too costly for people like me to put on gigs. and the venues can barely afford to open anyway.
so I've decided to dive in to the Live Stream.
please can you help support my concert?
"Tree Vs Papañca"
Live from 1901 Arts Club, London, Friday 30 October, 2pm GMT, 10am EST, 11pm JST, 4pm CAT.
Following his triumphant, sold-out, cancelled gig in March, London-based Pianist/Singer-songwriter Layman Human presents another debut solo concert. Blending the political and philosophical, the sometimes deeply personal and some other stuff, Layman Human busks out his tunes and lays bare his soul, in a beautiful setting and on a really nice piano which he hopes will “make him sound better than he is.” (from 1901 Arts Club website, see link below)
the concert will be streamed on YouTube, where you will be warmly invited to post comments and questions throughout.
I will respond to them live, but probably in between songs. the best question or comment will win two VIP guest tickets to my next actual, real gig.
Watch the concert here:
Right now it's a pretty difficult time to be in the Arts, a time of uncertainty and being asked to retrain. please can you donate whatever you think my music is worth, to support my debut solo concert "Tree Vs Papañca", and help me continue making music at this time? thank you. everything I make beyond the cost of the venue will go towards producing a digital and vinyl album of the same name, containing songs from the concert.
whether it's one pound or one hundred, thank you for your kind support.
some of the songs are featured here, free to download:
may you be well and happy!
peace and love,