Information for Street Music Festival Organisers/Promoters

 

I am an experienced street musician and have already played at some of the worlds biggest street music festivals. I can perform in both English and German and am available for bookings in all European countries. The following information may be used for booking or promotional purposes. 

Contact Details:

 

Artist Name: 

Geordie Little

Bookings: 

info@geordielittlemusic.com     

+49 157 3455 8969

Comments on Technical Setup:

 

Required Space:

2m x 2m plus audience

Technical Setup:

Geordie plays instrumental music on an acoustic nylon string guitar, uses a microphone to speak between songs, and has a custom built sound setup built out of a 150W powered mixer and a 15" 200W speaker box.

PLEASE NOTE: The size and maximum output of Geordie's sound setup is in no way representative of the actual volume level when on pitch. The act is intended as a chill out set, thus the volume level can be classified as medium at most. A  large speaker is needed for optimal sound, NOT volume.

Power Requirements:

If there is power provided (standard 220 - 240V), Geordie will make use of it, however the sound setup can run on battery and is completely self contained.

Setup and pack down:

As Geordie's setup is completely self contained, it is able to be setup and packed up in just a few minutes. It is also completely mobile and can be wheeled between pitches easily without any help. 

Pitch and surface:

Geordie can play on all surfaces and on any size pitch. His volume can be adjusted in relation to the type of pitch, meaning he feels just as comfortable in small alcoves as on big ring show pitches.

Weather:

As Geordie plays an expensive wooden instrument, playing in heavy rain is unfortunately not possible. Playing in full sun is not a problem though.

Travel, Food and Accommodation requirements:

Geordie has a young family and likes to travel with them when possible. In that case a room with a double bed is sufficient. If travelling with family is not possible then Geordie is happy to sleep in a room with a single bed, but we do ask for a private room (i.e. not shared with other performers etc.). 

Geordie will drive to and from the festival as the busking rig is too cumbersome for public transport. As a general rule, distances for travel expenses should be calculated to and from Berlin, however this may differ depending on other bookings. We ask for dedicated safe/secure parking either near festival backstage or accommodation. 

Geordie holds both Australian and British passports, and holds a long term German residency visa.

Geordie has no specific food allergies and is happy to eat whatever is provided, however it would be appreciated if all snacks are fairtrade where possible.

Marketing and Press

Music and Streaming:

Bandcamp

Spotify

Apple Music

Audius Project

Amazon Music

Google Play Music

Tidal

Deezer

Claro Musica

Social Media:

YouTube

Instagram - @geordielittlemusic

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Geordie Little, an Australian living in Berlin, plays a unique mix of percussive lap and fingerstyle guitar, combining melodies, harmonics, chords and percussion simultaneously and seamlessly switching mid-tune between lap and standard positions.  

 

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Growing up in Adelaide, South Australia, Geordie Little is an innovative acoustic guitarist now based in Berlin, Germany. Having developed his unique style on the streets, and refined it on stages around the world, he combines percussive finger and lap styles to create something truly his own. Mixing percussion, chords, melodies, and harmonics simultaneously, and taking influence as much from the electronic and post-classical worlds as from his peers, Geordie creates aurally and visually entrancing compositions, redefining the boundaries of what the guitar can be.  

 

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Geordie is an Australian acoustic guitarist now based in Berlin. With his own unique mix of percussive lap and fingerstyle guitar, he combines melodies, harmonics, chords and percussion simultaneously, seamlessly switching mid-tune between lap and standard positions, fast earning a reputation for his innovative compositions and live performances around the world. Signed to US acoustic label Fretmonkey Records, and holding endorsement deals with Ortega Guitars and Augustine Strings, Geordie has performed at events such as the Glastonbury, Ancient Trance, and Earth Garden Festivals, as well as the London, Budapest, and Bratislava Guitar Nights, and has won awards as a musician and producer at Fringe Festivals around the world. He is a co-founder of the Berlin Acoustic Guitar Nights, circus company FAUNA, and musicians rights organisation Berlin Street Music, and maintains an extensive touring schedule throughout Europe and the rest of the world.  

 

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Geordie Little is a solo acoustic finger and lap style guitarist, originally from Adelaide, South Australia, now based in Berlin, Germany. Coming from a high school background of classical and jazz guitar, Geordie started experimenting with new age fingerstyle and two hand tapping techniques around the start of 2011. Not long after, he started busking on the streets of Adelaide and began to explore more percussive techniques, eventually starting to incorporate some lap style techniques towards the end of that year.   At the start of 2012, Geordie decided to leave university in Adelaide, move to Berlin, and become a full time musician and street performer. Since then, Geordie has developed his own mix of lap and finger style guitar, incorporating percussion, chords, and melodic lines concurrently, to create intricate acoustic soundscapes that don't belong to any one style. Unconventionally choosing to stick with nylon string guitars, including a self-built 8-string flamenco, Geordie's lap style is unlike that of the current wave of steel string guitarists playing the popular 'air tap' technique, and is a much smoother, distinctly percussive, yet melodically driven adaptation.  

Accredited Press Photos:

All photos on the PHOTOS page and in the following gallery are downloadable and are accredited for press and promotional use. Please take notice of and reference photo credits where necessary.

Example Videos:
A selection of full or extended length videos from the street.

Previous Festivals:

BuskerBus, Poland
Straßenkunstfestival Norden, Germany
STRAMU Würzburg, Germany
Buskers Chur, Switzerland
Linzer Pflasterspektakel, Austria
Aufgetischt!, Switzerland
Göppinger Straßenfest, Germany
Ludwigsburg Straßenmusikfestival, Germany
East Side Music Days, Germany
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Australia

 

GEMA Forms and Setlists:

The following are pre-filled GEMA setlists listed by set length.

 

45 Minute Set

60 Minute Set