A number of you have been asking my about House Gigs and how they work, so I thought I’d give you a quick outline.

A House Gig provides a unique experience for both artists and audience in an intimate setting and is quite unlike any other gig you will attend. That’s why artists are always asking to come back! Some of my most favourite gigs have taken place in my lounge!

A House Gig consists of a private invitation to the Rectory from Paula and myself. You can contact me on revpacman@btinternet.com if you’d like to be considered for a place and I’ll get back to you to confirm your attendance. Maximum two tickets per person – spaces are limited! I usually receive more applicants than places but I do set up a reserve list.

Doors will open at 7.00 pm (or 6.45 pm if you’re so excited you can’t wait or you simply want more drinking time!). The artists will usually play two sets from 7.30 pm (ish!). We (that means Paula!) provide some hot food during the interval (with a veggie option)and a dessert all for the amazing price of £20 (usually payable in advance – I give you details about how to pay when your invitation is confirmed). There is also be a reasonably priced honesty bar available!

A House Gig is a cosy (!?) affair and, whilst we provide seating for most people, some people are required to sit on the floor – we’ll provide a comfy cushion for you (we have plenty of these) – so you might want to dress accordingly! Just so you know, we always encourage folk to swap around for the second set!

Please remember a House Gig is a listening event rather than a talking event. House Gigs are a showcase opportunity for the artists who perform so be sure to read this well in advance! Shhh … there’s a band playing!

NB. We had to cancel all our House Gigs during the pandemic (our last one was February 2020) and because of the close proximity of those who are attending, I can’t really see House Gigs starting again anytime soon – although we’re still hoping to put something on in 2022. I’ve a list of exceptional artists lined up when we do start again – some who have never played in Billericay before!  However, events in my garden and in Emmanuel will continue to take place. Please have a read through this website to see when and where!