The next Ballroom is Friday March 5th. Doors from 8.20pm and live music from 8.30pm.
To perform or be in the audience, you must register in advance here.
In addition, if you would like a spot to perform, please email me in advance here.
The Ballroom is back on Friday 5th February - doors 8.20pm and live music from 8.30pm.
The Ballroom is back for more online open mic action on Friday 1st January 2021. Doors are at 8.20pm and live music is from 8.30pm.
PERFORMERS and AUDIENCE - please register in advance here (it's free!).
PERFORMERS - please message me in advance to book a slot to play (usually 2 songs).
Ding dong merrily on high, it's only the Christmas Ballroom! Live open mic on Zoom this Friday - doors 8.20pm and live music from 8.30pm.
ALL PERFORMERS AND AUDIENCE MEMBERS - please register in advance here (it's free!):
ALL PERFORMERS - please message me in advance to book a slot to play (usually 2 songs depending on how busy it is).
The Ballroom is back for more online open mic action on Friday 6th November from 8.20pm. As always, please register in advance. Performers, please also contact me in advance to request a slot.
I hope you're all safe and well. In light of the rising Covid cases and government guidelines, the Ballroom is sticking with Zoom for now.
The next online Ballroom is Friday 2nd October. "Doors" from 8.20pm and live music from 8.30pm. Everyone - please register in advance by clicking here. Performers - email me in advance to book a slot by clicking here.
The next Ballroom is happening on Zoom on Friday 4th September. "Doors" from 8.20pm and live music from 8.30pm. Please click here to register.
Performers - please message me asap if you would like a slot: email@example.com
See you Friday!
Live online open mic! To be in the audience or to perform you must register for the Zoom meeting in advance - click here to register and receive joining instruction.
Audience - you won't be able to turn your mics on, but please feel free to keep your video on and also join in with the comments.
Performers - please contact me in advance to request a slot (usually 2 songs). You will receive a running order on Friday afternoon sometime.
Performers - tech tip - go to ‘advanced’ in preferences and ‘disable’ everything. And then click ‘turn on original sound’ on the main screen. If you're using an external mic make sure it's set to the right setting (straight line) and directional not surround.
We're back for more online open mic action on Friday 5th June at 8.30pm. We're sticking with Zoom - please register before the event by following the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lf-CtpzwsH9LSH0bvKmWM9Rxz5SgpRPi3
Performers - please contact me in advance to book a spot on firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom works on many devices so everyone should be able to take part. Mics will be muted for everyone apart from whoever is performing, but please feel free to keep your video on as well as taking part in the live chat. It really helps to keep the lovely atmosphere of the Ballroom alive. Of course, if you'd rather keep your video off please do - everyone is welcome to participate in whatever way feels most comfortable! (Pro-tip - connect speakers).
Performers - if you do have any kind of mic that you can plug into your device/laptop then that would be great. If not then that's totally fine too. I'd recommend that louder performers don't play too close to your laptop/device to avoid the sound distorting. But please don't get hung up on this - the main thing is that it's just lovely to see you all there and to keep the Ballroom going during this crazy situation!
Hello Ballroom friends. Last week's online Ballroom was just wonderful - it was such a pleasure to see you all there, listen to all of that lovely music and read all of your comments throughout the whole evening. I'm sorry that there were a couple of tech hiccups which meant some sound was dropping out and we were unable to hear from a couple of people.
So to experiment with a different platform, I'm going to try out Zoom with a special mini Bank Holiday Ballroom on Friday May 8th. To perform or watch, please register beforehand here:
Please also email me if you would like to perform - email@example.com