Lessons for the indie musician: Greg Haplin’s “Notes From a Bedroom” coming to a bigger stage

Lessons for the indie musician: Greg Haplin’s “Notes From a Bedroom” coming to a bigger stage
Listening to the album, I can’t think of a better type of music for a close-knit bedroom concert. I mean come on, what kind of Canadian doesn’t enjoy a nice acoustic guitar? Most people dream of playing on the big stage. Now that the bedroom tours have come to a close, Halpin is bringing his music to a less cramped venue in Toronto. Sound cool? If you’re like me, you skulked away to your bedroom to save mom and dad from the sometimes awful and cringey sounds that go along with learning an instrument. It is. If you need any convincing, you can listen and support his album here. ‘These Beds Together’, as well as Halpin’s first solo acoustic album ‘Notes From a Bedroom’ brings the well known intimacy of a bedroom jam space to a wider audience. Montreal based musician Greg Halpin makes sweet music in the bedroom. And honestly, it was a great, albeit sweaty, experience. On June 16th, ‘These Beds Together’ will be premiering at Small Music World with a celebratory concert will follow the screening. THESE BEDS TOGETHER trailer from Matt Raudsepp on Vimeo. For Greg Halpin, the big stage in a small bedroom. No really, he recorded an album in his bedroom. Where did you practice playing when you were young? While definitely not the first musician to create an album in their room, the connected tour takes the concept to the next level.  We’re being taken back to our younger years of playing music with his documentary ‘These Beds Together’. ‘Notes From a Bedroom’, was recorded on tapes (Go analog!) in Halpin’s own bedroom. To showcase his album, he toured all across North America playing in people’s bedroom, keeping the intimate feeling of the album alive in performances. Band practices in high school – if they weren’t in a musty garage – were four to five guys crammed into a single person bedroom with all our instruments.