Rob Moir is a Canadian musician touring Australia. He has been doing a series of "house concerts" - NOT house music, but acoustic sets singing and playing guitar. So far he has performed almost 150 house concerts including 80 in Europe.
I am lucky enough to have grabbed Rob to come to my place to put on one of his acoustic house concerts. He will play for around 45 minutes, then we can spread out, light the brazier fire, do some fire twirling, have some nibbles, and make merry.
Schedule (exact details subject to change)
Arrive around 5pm
Music starts 6.30 - 7.00
Fire twirling 8.00
Please note that it is not just some background music that you ignore and talk loudly amongst yourself - this is an intimate performance where you come to stand/sit and listen to some nice tunes. After Rob's set, THEN you can become more rambunctious. And give Rob free Aussie beer.
This will be a smaller group than my usual parties. I h ave only released a few spots on Meetup as it is also advertised elsewhere. Check back closer to the date and I will see if I can release a few more spots.
Rob's music on Bandcamp - http://robmoir.bandcamp.com/album/places-to-die
Rob on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robmoirmusic
Rob on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/RobMoirMusic/videos
This night will work similar to my other fire twirling parties - bring some food for folk to nibble on, bring a min $5 donation for Rob's performance. Beanbag wouldn't go astray. I won't be setting up food allocations but if you want to bring some nibbles, feel free. No need for crackers though ;)
Toronto’s punk-poet Rob Moir continues to share his passionate and provocative stories with the release of his sophomore album Places To Die (Underground Operations/Universal) on April 30, 2013. In the vein of timeless artists (and muses) like Bruce Springsteen and Jeff Tweedy, Rob's songs are honest and exceedingly entertaining to see live. The opening/title track “Places To Die Before You See The World” ducks and weaves and unloads hefty lyrical punches.
At home in heavy subject matter, Rob routinely finesses clever turns of phrase in his lyrics. A simple guitar strum is infused with feeling when met wit his charming narratives. Formerly the front man for Toronto’s Dead Letter Department., Rob released his first solo EP in 2010 called, This Is The Lie. Since then, he’s shared the stage with fellow alt-folk artists such as Frightened Rabbit, Frank Turner and Sean Rowe. With past solo performances at NXNE 2011, CMW 2012 and multiple successful tours in Canada, Europe, UK and USA, Rob has proven his ability to silence rowdy audiences with his intimate performances, quick humour, and captivating stage presence. Perpetually on the lonesome road, he has been quietly building an international fan base for himself.