House Concerts

This video gives you a good idea of just how much fun a house concert can be

House concerts offer the ultimate intimate music-listening setting; a living room in someone’s home. In such a setting, the artist and the listeners all merge into the collective experience and the wall between the stage and the audience disappears. House Concerts are also much more social and more fun than any traditional show you might be used to.

We love acoustic music! Naming the Twins perform in a variety of styles all served up with fresh guy/gal harmonies.  We don’t just sing – we entertain. We have a good-natured friendly approach to live performing – interspersing our songs with banter and stories and interacting with the listeners.

We’re especially partial to house concerts.  It is a wonderful way to spend an evening or afternoon with your friends enjoying some fine entertainment. In fact we love performing at them so very much that we have assisted many people in setting up their very first house concert. We’ve become pros at it, and we can help you too.Naming the Twins & Tom Chapin all three of us

If you are interested in hosting a house concert, and would welcome a little more information, please continue reading.
We’ll sing our hearts out for you.


What the heck is a house concert anyway?

It’s just like it sounds, it’s simply a concert for a group of listeners in someone’s home. It is a wonderful way to spend an evening or afternoon with your friends enjoying some fine entertainment.

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Do I have to be the owner of a huge house in order to host a house concert?
Absolutely not! Any house or “social room” in a condo will do. Once you push back a couch or two and line up the kitchen and dining room chairs you’ve got yourself a good setting.

Naming the Twins performing at a house concert

Do I have to be a super – gracious host and spend all week cooking and cleaning?
No, you may provide as much or little in the way of food or drink as you like. Most house concert hosts, simply say byob and bring some finger food if you like. You’re the boss, you get to decide!Susan Pins HC audience Naming the Twins

Will those twins keep on playing and singing all night long, keeping me up way past my bedtime?
No, we usually do two sets of approximately 45 mins with a break in the middle. The guests are usually invited to arrive a half hour before the performance is due to begin. Afternoon concerts work for some – maybe a Sunday afternoon.

Jeff & Diane's HC Naming the Twins

Do I have to pay those Twins money?
The attending guests are the folks that provide the income for the musicians just like any other concert. You and the Twins can decide on just how much to charge each guest for admission. We have found the best wording is “minimum suggested donation per person” and have found that $15 -$20 per person works quite well. The important thing is that the host must feel comfortable with whatever amount is decided on.

Tom Chapin & Naming the Twins HC

Recommendation from a recent host:
We held a house concert here last weekend and I wanted to pass on how thrilled we were, along with our audience of 30 guests with the performance of Kath Glauser & Robbie Smith the fantastic duo Naming the Twins.   I thought they would be a perfect fit for other house concert performances and wanted to provide our recommendation to you.
Val

We’re happy to answer any more questions by phone or email
902 875-3314
or
namingthetwins(at)gmail.com