The small-but-perfectly-formed online ‘gig’ scene goes large this week, in that we have the massive NHS fundraiser For The Love of Scotland – a plethora of musicians, actors and celebs appearing in support of the #MasksForScotland initiative, including members of Chvrches, Mogwai Belle and Sebastian, Twin Atlantic, plus Annie Lennox and KT Tunstall alongside what looks like too many guests – former Dreamboys vocalist Peter Capaldi, The Grand Gestures’ Sanjeev Kohli, plus James McAvoy, Irvine Welsh, Martin Compston, Alan Cumming, Ally McCoist, Sir Chris Hoy, Judy Murray, Mark Bonnar, Ian Rankin, Peter Mullan. Anyway, that all happens on Wednesday 22nd, from 6-9pm.
It’s worth pointing out that this lockdown livestreaming malarkey isn’t new, in that some musicians have been performing shows from home since well before we were all forced into watching them on our small screens as we couldn’t see them in person.
Katee Kross has, with bandmate Ross Barron, playing Monday shows for the past couple of years. Since the lockdown they’ve switched timeslot, and you can now see and hear a half hour set every Saturday at 7pm.
Angus Munro has a home stream show on Friday 24th, at 7pm – since he has several guises including the funk of Glamour and the Babes and his jazz covers of alternative standards in the we can’t be quite sure what to expect, but we’re betting on his excellent solo piano-driven indie pop.
And straight afterwards, Zoe Graham is Stuck in the Suburbs – Glasgow promoters Sounds of the Suburbs are confined to barracks and thus doing online shows, the first of which is on Friday 24th – platform unconfirmed at time of going to press but check out the Facebook page or even drop the organisers a line.
Hamish Hawk has committed to a regular Sunday stream, it seems like the Edinburgh singer-songwriter’s shows will include Sunday 26th at 1pm, but lie his page or check the link beforehand to be on the safe side.
And rounding off your week, Joe Kane, of Radiophonic Tuckshop and Chinofeldy renown, plays live for your delectation on Saturday night, at 8pm.