How Did Live & Unplugged Come About?
Live & Unplugged was birthed out of the shared passions for acoustic music, christian faith, helping people and bringing the local community together.
Initially we wanted to give the musicians in our church who were not in the band a platform to express themselves and share their music.
Although all the musicians share a christian faith not all the songs performed (originals or covers) are christian music. We didn’t want the event to be exclusively for the people in our church or for just christian people. We wanted it to be an event that brings people together from different walks of life - especially people who feel like they need friends and would like a place to talk to people. Many of the audience share our christian faith, others do not but all are welcome to come and enjoy some fantastic up and coming musicians and spoken word artists.
A fellow co founder - felt that a coffee shop would provide the perfect environment for our event. In October 2011 we approached Caffe Nero in East Croydon about using their store to hosting the event. We had our 1st event on January 27th 2012 with a sold out audience.
As time has passed our team has grown with the help of volunteers who share our vision. We are always looking for new people to join our team. If you are interested in volunteering at a Live & Unplugged event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org