Selling myself

I’m excited about a gig I have coming up on Friday this week, when I’ll play at Le Box, in Carouge. I’m one of two support acts, with a duo called Zepless at the head of the bill. It’s a dedicated music venue with a proper audio and lighting set-up, dedicated sound engineer and – hopefully – a nice warm atmosphere.

As most of the people who’ve seen me play regularly in Geneva know me primarily as a covers act, I put together the montage below to give an idea of what can be expected from a set of my own songs. It has served its purpose well I think as the Facebook upload has been (relatively speaking) widely shared. (Top tip: if you want a video to be popular on Facebook, upload it directly yourself rather than just sharing a YouTube link. Facebook will serve up videos on its platform to more people than those on other platforms, as it wants to keep people on its own site for as long as possible.)

In case you’re wondering, I used WeVideo.com, a really cool online video editor, to put this together. It’s free to use, but I paid USD $5 to remove the WeVideo watermark. Highly recommended.

Making this video made me realise how little decent quality live footage I have, but I guess the homemade feel gives a fairly accurate impression of the way I tend to approach my performances, so it’s quite honest.