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Mail A Musician

Personalised doorstep performances for those who you feel deserve a special musical gift

Mail A Musician intends to lift the spirits of Bristol residents by bringing the joy of live music direct to the hearts and homes of our communities. 

This initiative, which we started during Lockdown in 2020, is a way that the people of Bristol can send a unique gift to the special people or places in their life. Nominate a loved one or organisation for a personalised musical performance on their doorstep.

Mail A Musician will ensure that the power of music connects, uplifts and shines out across the city.

Make a nomination

Give someone the unique gift of music, delivered to their doorstep.


How to take part

You can nominate anyone in Bristol who you think would love to receive a special live performance.

Your nominee could be an individual, a household or a place, like a doctor’s surgery or care home.

To make a nomination, simply complete our online form. If successful, we will contact you to arrange the performance with your nominee.

Who can I nominate?

You can nominate anyone you know who lives in Bristol for a Mail A Musician performance.

You might want to nominate:

  • a volunteer
  • a helpful neighbour
  • someone who is a caring and attentive friend
  • someone who might be not be able to access live music

We especially want to know why you feel they would enjoy this unique musical gift.

Unfortunately we can’t accommodate every nomination, so the more you can tell us about why you are nominating them and how they will benefit from a performance, the better.

How does it work?

We will select nominees and match them with a local musician to perform music they would most like to hear, especially for them.

We will arrange all aspects of the performance including the date and the venue.

Performances will either be:

  • a ‘doorstep gig’ outside or in a suitable indoor space
  • by phone
  • by video call

Concerts will be delivered by a diverse range of brilliant local Bristolian musicians, many of whom work across our schools and community projects.

Important information

Please be aware of these conditions and information before you make your nomination.

  • Your nominee must be a resident of Bristol
  • We aim to get back to you within 10 days of you making your nomination
  • If successful, we will contact you to arrange a performance using the details you provide
  • In-person performances will be fully risk assessed
  • Performances are weather permitting
  • Nominations are free, but we welcome donations

Nominate someone and mail them a musician

Step 1 of 4

Before you make your nomination, make sure you’ve read how to take part.

Then, when you are ready to make your nomination, complete the form below.

Your Details

So we can get in touch with you about your nomination.