Music video sessions recorded in the heart of Essex County in South-Western Ontario.
The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions (SPCHS) developed out of the video recording of Dale’s Friday Coffee House at The Bank Theatre in Leamington. They are produced and filmed in the Quantum Sound Productions studio in Kingsville.
Our goal is simple – to produce high-quality video sessions for professional and semi-professional musicians, from the local, national, and international scene. Participating artists are provided with a promotional product that highlights their talent and hopefully will help further the development of their music careers.
A great opportunity for musicians
A full-length video session is granted to qualifying musicians at no-cost. Each session includes the filming of a live off the floor five or six song set of original music, alongside an in-depth interview with radio personality Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio.
Avenues of exposure
SPCHS sessions are uploaded to our Vimeo channel and showcased on our website at www.sunparloursessions.com. Video sessions will also be made available via our Youtube channel.
On request, individual song videos can be made available for sharing via our Youtube channel.
The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions currently airs on YourTV Windsor/Leamington community channels 11 and 700 on Mondays at 11 pm, Fridays at 6:30 pm and 11:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:30 pm. The full weekly schedule can be found HERE.
Requirements to be featured on the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions
We are accepting applications from musicians, singer-songwriters and bands for video sessions.
Artists to be featured must be pursuing a career in music and meet at least some of the following criteria:
• a touring schedule
• CD/vinyl releases and other saleable merchandise
• on-going radio play
• active website and social media fan engagement
How to apply
If you feel you are a fit and fall into at least one of the guidelines above, please complete the application form, making sure to include working links to where we can learn more about you and your music e.g. website, video channel, social media, Electronic Press Kit (epk) etc. Please also include a 50-75 word bio.
Submissions may be sent to [email protected] or by contacting any member of our team directly. Selection for performance is based on the criteria set out by the Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions as noted above.
Please bear in mind that it costs us a minimum of $400 each time we do a session. For that reason it is very important that you LIKE our page on Facebook HERE, FOLLOW us on Twitter HERE and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel HERE before you join us in the studio.
What we agree to do once your application is approved
Once your application for a session has been approved, our host, Jan Hall, will contact you to discuss the interview portion of your video session. You will also be asked to provide us with your stage plot and another set-up requirements, and the full titles of the songs you plan to perform.
The music set is recorded first – each of the 5-6 songs in the set is recorded individually, followed by an interview with Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio.
There may also a short bonus feature video, Gear Talk. Team member Dale G Butler – when available, loves to chat about your ‘gear’ – the guitars and other instruments that you’ve brought with you, but also including pedal boards, loopers etc.
Your completed SPCHS video session will be:
• Aired on the Cogeco Windsor/Leamington community television channel. It will also be uploaded to our Youtube and Vimeo channels and will by embedded on our website.
• Promoted on our social media. Please LIKE our page on Facebook HERE, FOLLOW us on Twitter HERE and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel HERE before you join us in the studio.
• On request, we will make individual song videos available for sharing via our Youtube channel.
What we ask of you
On the day you are scheduled for videotaping we ask that you be prompt, and arrive with your best game face. Prepare as you would for an important and sought-after gig – pick your songs and rehearse them, so that the taping can go as smoothly as possible. This is intended to be a live off the floor experience just like a show. Be excited!
Please do not bring extra people with you who will not be a part of your video session. It is important to keep the studio space as clean, and quiet as possible during taping. We are an efficient team and run a tight ship, and want to make sure you enjoy the journey.
The Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions are a labour of love. Although we do not charge to record a session, we ask that you do your best to share your SPCHS video widely and respectfully remember to include, tag and highlight us in your social media promotions. And if you like what we’ve done, we’d love it if you would consider making a donation to support our work.