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We got such an enthusiastic feedback from all of our guest. Your combination of the great music and the meaning and thoughts behind the texts is unique and really heart moving. Just stay as you are and keep on doing this like you do! If you ever come near to our region again we love to have you here for a house concert again!"
K and G-Achim Germany
"When i first heard about the concept, I didn't know if it would work in our home. But I invited all my neighbors and we had such an enjoyable time together! For sure I want to do this again!"
“It is so fabulous to sit with friends and a cold beer on the couch 3 meters away from Norm while he plays his songs and tells his stories………You can ask questions from the artist, have a discussion, the CD’s are sold on the table next to the snacks. ....MTV unplugged is yesterday-living room concerts are right now!”
“The evening has made me excited again about live music and concerts”
"I met you and your music at the house concert in Ravensburg It has been a fantastic event. I am impressed by your musical
"I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful opportunity of giving something really special to my colleagues, friends and family"
A night in our new house with good food and drinks, the chance to meet new people or chat with old friends.
A night with excellent music by Norm Strauss, jokes that work with Germans:) songs that make you smile or wanting to cry, that get you dreaming or wondering, that soothe and stir..."
"Your concert in our home in Hamburg was an incredible and warm experience. Our friends couldn't believe we were able to host such a great artist in our livingroom!"
"We had so many people coming to us after the show asking when you are coming again."
""just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful wohnzimmer concert last night ... It was a superb blend of entertainment, laughter, meaningful lyrics, great music and communication! I enjoyed every minute. My name is on your list for future concerts!"
"The evening with norm in our living room was intensive, inspiring, intimate and interesting. our guests really enjoyed great music and captivating stories in a personal atmosphere. we would do it again !!"
"Had an amazing evening of music and friends last night. We were invited to a house concert where we got to hear the incredible, soulful Norm Strauss. It's amazing to hear music live that rocks my world! Thank you for a great night '
"Hi Norm, your writing promts me to really thank you for being with us in Bielefeld and Helpup. The Concerts and you as a person, your authentic style of presentation will stay in my heart. Really hope to see you once again in 2012 or 2013......" WF Bielefeld
House Concerts have become enormously popular over the last decade. For the artist, its a way to more closely engage with the audience/guests. For the audience its a great way to see and experience live music up close and personal in a very informal environent. I have had the great privilege of performing literally hundreds of house concerts across Canada, from Victoria to Halifax and I have to say that there are very few bad experiences I can think of.... okay there was that one in
Recently I started touring more often in Europe. A lot of these tours are now turning into house concert tours. It seems like a new idea there, although it could be argued that Europe is the actual birthplace of the home concert. In the days of Bach and Beethoven it was very common for the owner of a larger house to invite a local or even non-local composer/pianist to thier house and invite friends.
If you are interested in hosting me for a house concert please feel free to email me. Hosting a concert is way easier than you think it is. You need to have a room that seats about 25-50 people. Invite your friends, workmates, neighbours, church members.. whatever. It will be great and you will be a hero amongst your peers! I have seen people go from never hosting house concerts to hosting several a year just because they have so much fun.
Here are a few pics and videos of a recent tour I did that in Germany. I will be back there soon.