News | Kathryn Williams & The Pond offer to play in fans’ front rooms

Kathryn Williams & The Pond really want you to sign up for their mailing list. To demonstrate just how keen they are, the band are running a special competition, offering a lucky handful of the newly registered the chance to have them play a gig IN YOUR HOUSE.

Ms Williams told FFS that the precise number of shows they will play is not yet decided (“It depends how many people apply,” she said), but that the shows would be “something completely unique and original”.

“I think we’d be doing a twenty minute acoustic thing,” Williams said. “Though it depends how many tea breaks we get. But it will be something you wouldn’t get at a live show. Just very intimate.”

She added: “I have done a couple of house shows before and they are very nerve racking. But the strangest gig I ever played was outside a palace in Germany to 20,000, which was pretty surreal. I also did a great gig at Regent’s Park open air theatre, swans flew past and a cat got in and went mad running around.

Asked if there was anybody’s house she could imagine turning down, Williams had just one answer.

“I’d say no to David Cameron,” she said.

But as long as you’re not the Prime Minister, you can get entering now by signing up to the mailing list here. All you need, Williams says, is “a winning smile and some fingers to type”.

If you miss out on getting your own personal show, The Pond are on tour later this year, and have added some extra dates to their plans.

Tue 02 Oct Bristol Louisiana
Wed 03 Oct Manchester Ruby Lounge
Thu 04 Oct Gateshead Sage 2
Sun 07 Oct Leeds Cockpit 2
Mon 08 Oct London Bush Hall
Mon15 Oct Chester Telford’s Warehouse?
Tues 16 Oct Birmingham Glee Club*
Wed 17 Oct Nottingham Glee Club*
Sun 21 Oct Cardiff Glee Club*
Thu 01 Nov Basingstoke Haymarket•

(New dates in italics)