Posts tagged “music in a time of covid19

Rec Rooms streamed gig on Youtube

Here’s the recent streamed gig courtesy The Rec Rooms, for anyone who doesn’t like Facebook.  It’s only the second time I’ve performed this way, and can’t deny it feels odd playing a set at home to dead silence (a bit like radio, but on yr own and with less reliable tech)… Still, reckon it went pretty well – see what you think.

All these lo-fi home gigs are going to make a weird little time-capsule once the immediate crisis passes… A historical record of people with hair that needs cut, staring at cameras in their bedrooms.

For anyone who fancies a deeper dive, here‘s the #SaveOurVenues gig I did for The Brunswick (fb only unfortunately)…  Having crossed a line, I’ll probably do more of this kind of thing in future – but still prefer actual in-reality gigs.

So here, because I’m feeling maudlin, are a few that never came to pass:

…Hope to reschedule with some of these bands, some day!


#SaveOurVenues livestream, Sun 3 May!!!

The Music Venue Trust needs YOU – to help #SaveOurVenues.
“We need Artists, Music Fans & Local Communities to act together to prevent their local music venues from permanently closing.
Visit saveourvenues.co.uk to get involved.”
no venues = no new music
#saveourvenues

As part of the #saveourvenues campaign, I’m doing a streamed gig on Facebook to raise funds for The Brunswick – a venue I’ve spent a lot of time in over the last several years, both onstage and audience.

It’s Sunday 3 May, 7pm UK time – on my Facebook page or the venue’s: here.

(Donations can be sent direct to The Brunswick here.)

It’s all quite last-minute, but then the situation’s urgent… and dire… for smaller venues in lockdown: I’m hoping we can all help each other out.  Keep music (a)live!