Experience as a sound tech and a musician has taught me that folks who book live music can be more concerned with the volume of the music and the amount of space needed than many other factors.
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I've learned that many of the fine venues that book my band really love our soft volume – it's often the first compliment we hear. So the low-down about the “parlour band” is that it's a soft shout-out to say, we've got it down, down, down low. The credit for our ability to play softer than many all-acoustic bands goes mostly to our tasty drummer, Eric Parker, who can find as much dynamic range in a chopstick or brush as he can with a wood splitting axe. Alan (bass) and I have low-powered amps for this purpose.
A lot of this is also about a little less of something else: sound gear. Our clear, pleasant sound reinforcement comes in a small size. Low volume, clean and compact appearance, and warm sound. If this is an issue for you please give us a soft shout. As they say, softer is... tastier!