Live at the Bundy has a vision….Top shelf live music played in one of the best sounding country halls in Australia. Live at the Bundy’s beginnings were linked to saving the Bundalaguah & Myrtlebank Hall, near Sale Victoria, from closure due to disrepair and faulty wiring. A submission was made to council about re opening…

Tintenbar Up Front, on the North Coast of NSW, began as a monthly session for musicians and other performers to share their art in a listening environment. It now also hosts music by local and touring artists. Peter Lino, organiser of TUF, shares his thoughts: “We began Tintenbar Up Front, a monthly evening of performance,…

House concerts are not only a viable way to supplement income as an artist, but they are a place where people really listen to your music. Many musicians and other performing artists are embracing them for those reasons, but also because of the difficulties of finding supportive venues to play at. “House concerts are far…

Your favourite musicians at home?  ” Sitting there up close and feeling the vibrations in the air and through the floor, hearing the smallest detail of finger on wood, fibre on strings. Proximity has tremendous effect, and it makes no difference that I’m not a Celtic folky or bluegrass fan — being there really is…

So many amazing acts on our tree ready for Home Made Jam! In 3 months, Home Made Jam users 170 > 380 artists 40 > 160 hosts 15 > 58 Facebook likes 180 > 500+ website page views this month 4000+ Facebook reach this week 10,000+ Artists are organising tours, hosts are inviting artists. Shows yeah!…

Playing For Change raises lots of money to build schools in developing communities around the world. Playing For Change producer Mark Johnson, talking at Bluesfest, to the ABC: The initial idea came when I was recording music in New York City. I was on my way to work one day in the subway and there…

Remember the joy of mulberries? Hidden in the tree, guzzling as many as you could lay your purple hands on. I took this photo in my back yard today. The fruit on the HMJ tree is twice as big as it was last month, ready for people to pick it and turn it into delicious…

TINTENBAR’S Peter Lino wants to turn your living room into a stage.  Peter has launched Home Made Jam in a bid to transform private spaces into performance venues.  Mr Lino has for the last three years been part of Tintenbar Upfront, a monthly artistic space at the Tintenbar Hall. We spoke to Mr Lino about his…

Home Made Jam – Newsletter #1 September 2015 The HMJ bus is gathering momentum. Thanks to you all for push starting Home Made Jam “I think the website and network is fantastic . House concerts are far and away my favourite gigs, not least of which because of the sense of community and the very…

How good is that? I’m warm, comfortable, and listening to one of my favourite artists live in my own lounge room! Everyone is tapping their feet and I sing along. I get to eat some Persian Love cake that the neighbours brought over, and lots of compliments on such a wonderful evening. Life doesn’t get…

We’ve been going just a few weeks and we think most of the bugs have flown away. We have some seriously wonderful musicians on board, and the buzz is spreading about HMJ. Already some shows are booked and more in the pipeline. Our community is beginning to hum!      

Hello World! Hello live music enthusiasts of Australia and New Zealand. Home Made Jam is up and away, bringing wholehearted live music back into people’s homes, halls and other spaces, by creating connections between musicians and music lovers. I wonder who will submit the first listings. Of course the first of you will have little…