There’s a new way to enjoy live music and you can do it right in your own home.
Musician Dallas Frasca made the trip to Wagga on the weekend to play a gig at a fan’s home.
Dallas for the last 13 years has been playing in a three-piece rock group, but was intrigued by the parlour shows.
“I connected with the idea, because I love the idea of an intimate performance,” she said.
“I love being able to get close and personal with the people who support your music, it’s kind of giving back. How cool is it, your favourite artist can be in your house.”
Dallas’ gig in Wagga was her first solo performance since she was 19.
“The band is such a big security blanket because if you hit the wrong note, there is always someone to put a filler over the top,” she said.
“I feel like this is a way to have my own outlet with guitar because we have two guitarists in the band. There is such a warrior vibe when doing it yourself.”
While Dallas has loved her time with her band, she was excited to be branching out.
“We started playing old traditional instruments like mandolins and it slowly evolved into rock,” she said.
“My band has spent the last six years touring internationally.
“I wanted to do something different myself and do something a bit creatively different.”
From an artist’s perspective, Dallas said the concept of performing in people’s home is ‘huge’.
“You can talk to people,” she said. “It strips back the walls and barriers between the stage and the audience.
“It’s a closed-off gig with the fans and the people they love and there is just a bit of magic.”
Another bonus is the promotion of the gig, which can be a financial burden, is taken off the shoulders of the musician.
“That money gets down to everyone who is just scraping by to do the show,” she said.