Gigs

Previous events

Gareth Davies-Jones : Troubadour on Tour

House Concert, Hexham

First gig of the year - and an atmospheric living room gig at that. Songs old and new in the company of friends and fellow music lovers. Contact info@garethdavies-jones.com for more information on how to book and run your very own House Concert.

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

Wylam Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Wylam, Northumberland

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Bookings & Info: 01661852143 or contact via website http://wylammethodistchurch.org.uk/find-us/

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

Sauchie & Fishcross United Free Church, Sauchie, Alloa, FK10 3BU

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Info & Bookings: 07895107377 or 07772494692 missionhouse61@gmail.com

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

Banchory West Church, High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Tickets: £12.50, including mulled wine Contact church office - 01330 822006 office@banchorywestchurch.com or Sally Cooper 07747 616146

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

Montrose South & Ferryden Church of Scotland, Church Road, Ferryden, DD10 9RQ

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Info: www.montrosesouthandferryden.com Tickets: Details to follow soon...

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

St John's Church, Crossley Road, Ravenhead, St Helens

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Info: gdj@sjr150.org.uk or 07877 784589 Tickets: via website link below

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

St Nicholas Church, Holmechurch Lane, Beverley, HU17 0QU

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Info: 01482 863542, office@stnicholaschurchbeverley.co.uk Tickets available via WeGotTickets - link below.

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

Chard Baptist Church, Holyrood Street, Chard, TA20 2AH

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Tickets & Info: Church Office on 01460 65904

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

Herne Hill Baptist, Half Moon Lane, London, SE24 9HU

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR 2019

House Concert, Foxton, Cambridgeshire

Drawing on material from 'The Darkest Midnight In December" (released Dec 2018) and "Nine Lessons" (released Dec 2012) , Gareth sets off on his annual tour, bringing a wee bit of space and time to reflect and connect with songs of Advent & Christmas.

Tickets: House Concert by invitation only. For information and bookings please contact - sharpiesevents@btinternet.com

BAAFEST 2019 Main Stage

Brown Rigg, Bellingham, NE48 2HR

I'm delighted to be back at Bellingham All Acoustic Festival now in it's 10th Anniversary year. My set will be at 1pm on the Saturday, but the Festival runs right through the weekend with some great acts across several stages. Get yourself along for some great music at Bellingham in the Northumberland National Park. More information at www.baafest.co.uk

BAAFEST 2019 Fundraiser Concert

Brown Rigg, Bellingham, NE48 2HR

I'll be contributing a few songs at this multi-artist concert to raise funds ahead of BAAFEST 2019. Come along for what will be a great evening out in the Northumberland National Park.

North East Call To Action - Eve of Great North Run Gathering

St Thomas Church, Haymarket, Newcastle Upon Tyne

I'll be singing a few songs as part of this "Advocates for Justice" event organised by NE Call To Action in Newcastle ahead of the Great North Run the next day (which I'll be running to raise funds for Christian Aid). Free to attend and all welcome.

Gareth Davies-Jones: KU2019

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St John's Church, Ambleside Road, Keswick, CA12 4DD

I'll be back at Keswick Unconventional this summer with a main tent appearance during the evening meeting on Weds 30th July and a lunchtime concert on Thurs 1st August. Come along and hear more about my trip to Ethiopia earlier this year and also some new songs from my latest EP release.

Shows/Projects

Gareth's work as a gigging musician covers a variety of tours with different musical projects. You can book him solo, with a band or as a duo/trio act. Listed below are some of the options for different shows you can choose:-

  • SOLO GIGS 
  • LIVING ROOM GIGS 
  • NINE LESSONS: THE CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR
  • THE SEAM: SONGS & STORIES FROM THE MINING INSTITUTE
  • NORTH BY EAST: GARETH DAVIES-JONES & CALUM STEWART
  • GARETH DAVIES-JONES & ROB HALLIGAN
  • GARETH DAVIES-JONES, YVONNE LYON & DAVID LYON

LIVING ROOM GIGS

CHRISTMAS ACOUSTIC TOUR

For the past few years I’ve been performing concerts in the comfort of other folks homes. The concept of the ‘Living Room Gig’ is very simple - take a professional musician, provide a cosy corner in a friendly living room, invite a select audience, add some food and drink…… and you have the perfect evening out by staying in !  

There’s more information about what’s involved in organising the gigs below. But first………
…..don’t take my word for it. Listen to some audio from audience members, hosts and the artist.


The Audience Interview 1 
The Audience Interview 2
The Audience Interview 3
The Audience Interview 4


The Hosts Interview 1
The Hosts Interview 2


The Artist Interview 1


 

Every year I’ve been putting aside time in December to do some very special gigs on the theme of Advent and Christmas. Music has always been an integral part of the Christmas season for me. Yet often the carols and songs drift by on a high street wave of over-familiarity that takes away the original potency and impact their writers intended. So, armed with fresh interpretations, arrangements, melodies, and with a little background on the writers themselves, I hit the road with some of the best known seasonal works intent on helping people to look again. And you know, year on year people have said to me how they appreciated some time away from the inevitable hustle and bustle, to sit back and re-engage with the wonder of Advent and Christmas. The gigs are usually intimate, cosy events in atmospheric venues.  The aim is to enjoy the music, hear the stories, relax in good company and reconnect with a story that has often been buried too deeply amongst our headlong rush to December 25th. 

The albums that accompany the tour ("Nine Lessons" and "The Darkest Midnight in December") are available to sample/purchase in the MUSIC section of the website.

For more information about the Christmas Acoustic Tour please download the PDF or contact at info@garethdavies-jones.com
 

THE SEAM: SONGS & STORIES FROM THE MINING INSTITUTE

NORTH BY EAST

As part of a unique project called The Seam in 2014/15 Gareth Davies-Jones was the singer-songwriter in residence at The Mining Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Nestling at the heart of the city this fantastic Victorian Gothic building houses one of the most important historical archives in the country - detailing the history of mining going back to the 14th Century. Gareth's job was to tell the story of the archive through original song. As a result the album "The Usual Quarterly Days" was written, recorded and featured on a critically acclaimed tour in the spring of 2015. The show is available to venues across the country and can be performed solo, with a small band or for bigger venues with The Felling Brass, The North East Socialist Singers and a full back line. More details on the downloads. If you are interested in having The Seam at your venue please get in touch at info@garethdavies-jones.com