IamA musician who went from nothing to opening up for famous people in 12 months, literally thanks to Reddit. AMA!
My short bio: My name is Isaac Birchall, 26 from North Wales. Just over 12 months ago I was playing sparse gigs to empty pubs. I recorded an acoustic album named The Sleep Sessions which was linked by /u/Youreallscumbags in a rant against /r/Music. His post got to the Front page of Reddit, and subsequently a scout from BBC UK's The Voice got in touch, my post about which also hit the Front page of reddit.
Since then, I've gigged regularly to audiences that came to see me, including being invited by Penderyn Distillery in Wales to play a gig inside the factory floor after they used my song on their Penderyn People Campaign, my album has had nearly a quarter of a million listens, last December I landed my first big gig opening up for Toby Jepson of Little Angels, and last month opening up for Nick Oliveri of QOTSA.. Next week, I'm playing my first festival, Out of the Ashes where I'm the only solo act among 100 bands, playing not once, but twice!
I truly beleive this all happened thanks to Reddit being an catalyst and power that it is, so again, a big thankyou. So.... AMA! :)
EDIT: Well I wasn't expecting this, and thanks for the gold you sexy bunch!
EDIT 2: Holy crap this is exhausting! My poor fingers! Thanks so much for the questions guys, keep them coming!
EDIT 3: A lot of people have been asking where they can buy/download the album, I've enabled downloading on all of the SoundCloud tracks for The Sleep Sessions. Enjoy people, thank you so much :)
FINAL FINAL EDIT: Gold twice? You guys have been phenomenal, thanks so much. I'm still here 9 hours later, the post is dropping off the front page but the questions keep rolling in. Much love :)