House Concert Tour

I love playing house concerts; Playing a gig in some ones living room, for a cozy gathering of folk who are on sofa’s and chairs and cushions, snuggled up together can be a very intimate, homely, experience of community. We ( Jimmy Davis, and I, along with the possibility of many other wonderful artists we know) are looking to take the ‘Give it All Tour’ to living rooms more this year.

Would you like to be involved? Would you like to host a house concert? Basically, we just want to play in front of a room of people who want to listen to what we have to Offer. For efficiency we would need there to be at least 30 heads there. But even an average living room can often be ordered to squeeze that many folk in to with cushions, bean bags, blankets and pillows. We are offering this as a gift economy gig. Audience members pay what the gig is worth to them.

These gigs are totally acoustic with no amplification needed, this does mean that they are listening events, where the audience is silent during the music 🙂

We’d love it if a bed and hot meal could be provided too 🙂

If you would like to get involved please e-mail my manager Simon (

I’ve played many house concerts and they tend to be respectful, listening, gentle affairs. It’s not like opening your home to a random ‘everyone welcome’ house party. It has a quieter feel than that. We really look forward to this, we think it’ll be amazing to play this kind of tour and can’t wait to meet you all!

Thank you!


Give It All Tour – pt 2

Give It All Tour Poster

Hello All!

I’m very glad to say that the unstoppable Jimmy Davis, and my self, will be embarking on the next leg of our ‘Give It All’ tour in March. Shining us much as we can, with our pals on various instruments, in Various English and Scottish Towns and Cities (Sorry Wales, Ireland, and the rest of the world, but please tell your venues they need to book us!) Both acts will be playing a full set each. Ticket links are on the Tour page. We’ll be sharing material from both of our new albums. Asking questions, engaging the crowd, and rocking with full bands on some nights, whilst playing stripped back acoustic sets on others. We’re inviting local artists down to collaborate with us, so there should be some exciting fusion at work. We canny wait! Please tell your friends, bring them down, bring your musical instrument with you in case we can get a session going, this is a lot of bang for your buck! Luke


Nizlopi Song Writing Workshop This November

Hi Friends,

John (The other half of Nizlopi) and I are interested in hosting a songwriting residential near Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire this winter at this beautiful rural idyl:


Beginners and pros would be welcome. We want to host a really excellent weekend of learning, sharing, and inspiring. Giving the participants as much of the benefit of our 20 years of songwriting experience as we can.  We want to share with you all the elements of this art that we can: the practical, the musical, the technical, the spiritual, the traditional and the modern. Along with hanging out and hearing your songs and questions, and all learning from each other. We would all so play a gig for you all on the Saturday night, perhaps in a local pub where we could then have a singing session together.

When: The weekend of 29th Nov to 1st December 2013

Where: Talton Lodge, Newbold-on-Stour, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 8UB. Link above

What: A weekend song writing with Nizlopi, Full lovely rural board and lodgings, and a Nizlopi gig thrown in on the Saturday night. We will have a maximum of 24 places for participants.

How Much: Early bird prices starting at £250 (There are different options of Twin, single, rooms etc) if you book before the 28th October.

PLEASE can you get back to us and encourage us to do this so we can get the ball rolling!? AND PLEASE PASS IT ON to any one who needs some good inspiration with their writing/singing/life.




The Give It All Tour

Luke Concannon, and Jimmy Davis Double Headline (Both acts playing a long set each) UK tour. Both artists have new albums out! 🙂



  • Thursday 12th – Kraak Gallery, Manchester Saturday 21st – Heptonstall Festival


  • Wednesday 2nd – The Railway, Winchester Saturday 5th – Puzzle Hall Inn,
  • Sowerby Bridge Thursday 10th – Stourbridge Folk Festival
  • Friday 11th – Westbury Music & Arts Festival
  • Saturday 12th – Westbury Music & Arts Festival
  • Sunday 13th – Marrs Bar, Worchester
  • Friday 18th – Sound Music Venue, Cheltenham Saturday 19th – LAMP,
  • Lemington Spa Thursday 24th – Surya London
  • Friday 25th – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes


  • Thursday 7th – Prince Albert, Stroud Friday 8th – South Devon Arts Centre
  • Saturday 9th – Miss Peapod’s, Cornwall Thursday 14th – IME Music, Derby
  • Saturday 16th – The Garage, Swansea Sunday 17th – Glee Club, Birmingham
  • Thursday 21st – Carlton Cinema, Kent Friday 22nd – The Brunswick,
  • Brighton Saturday 23rd – The Folkhouse, Bristol


  • Thursday 5th – OPEN, Norwich Friday 6th – Fleece Folk, Suffolk
  • Friday 11th – Westbury Music & Arts Festival
  • Saturday 12th – Westbury Music & Arts Festival
  • Sunday 13th – Marrs Bar, Worchester

Upcoming Nizlopi shows: Come and buy a copy of my new album!

My New Album ‘Give It All’ is only available from me at gigs 🙂

John surfing the crowd!

John surfing the crowd!