It's not just a gig.
Hello! I'm Harry Houseago.
I keep myself very busy and happy by playing guitar, singing, teaching and writing music for a living.
I cannot remember a time in my life when music hasn't been one of my primary driving forces. I grew up in the London live music scene, playing my own music at my gigs and open mics from 11 years old. My musicianship and tastes grew up as I did, as I kept on writing, recording, releasing and performing my own music through school as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, entering my first management deal as an original artist whilst doing my GCSEs, which gave me some fantastic old-school studio experiences at Britannia Row. National music competitions lead me to play venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo (now the Eventim Apollo) and the 02 Indigo.
In 2014 I won 'Best Soloist' at Mayor of London GIGS: Big Busk - a national competition to find London's best Busker, and self-released an original EP that reached the top 20 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.
That year I also began my four-year integrated masters degree in Commercial Music at Bath Spa University, where touring and releasing music in a bunch of bands and creating things I loved actually got me a qualification. It was also in my third year I started playing professionally in function bands with DK Management. In the final year of my MA, I launched h. eldritch: a multi-disciplinary outlet for many of my genre-bending, forward-thinking artistic and technical ambitions that don't fit into any box. Recording, releasing, and planning the campaign around the debut EP 'Trouble Enough Will Find Us', co-produced with Tim Morris (Enter Shikari), earned me one of the highest ever marks in the Major Project module, and a distinction grade overall, and a slot on the main stage at The Bath Festival Main Stage playing alongside Paloma Faith and Robert Plant.
Moving back to London bought lots more gigging and building up a network of wonderfully talented guitar students. Nowadays I'm playing, writing, gigging, teaching and listening to music all day every day. My job takes me all round the country and gets me mixed up with all sorts of awesome musicians and creative types.
Life is cool :)