Written by David Rogers
Live To Your Living Room have been doing stirling work in bringing us online concerts during the period of the Covid pandemic.
Additionally, they have introduced a new format of concert that provides some benefits over live events:
- Potentially more inclusive by overcoming accessibility, travel and other constrainst that may arise at live venues
- Provide performers with a geographically dispersed and international audience
- Provide audiences the opportrunity to see performers who could not otherwise tour for economic or logistical reasons
So expect these online concerts to continue even as live venues restart.
Details of concerts being hosted by #LiveToYourLivingRoom are available here:- https://livetoyourlivingroom.com/events/
Currently listed events are:
Jul 28 - Anna Massie
Sep 6 - Peter Knight's Gigspanner
Sep 8 - Fay Hield Band
Sep 17 - Gadarene
Sep 21 - Lester Simpson and Nigel Corbett
Sep 25 - Paul Sartin
Sep 29 - Katy Rose Bennett
Oct 3 - The Rheingans Sisters
Oct 6 - Andy Irvine
Oct 9 - Leveret
Written by David Rogers
Live music sessions take over Oxford's Covered Market
Upcycled Sound and OCM launch a new digital series, Live Sessions at The Covered Market. With much of the historic market being closed over lockdown, the Oxford producers and their hand picked musicians were given exclusive late-night access, performing beautiful bite-sized sets in the walkways of this iconic space. Recordings of these 5 micro-gigs will be released online between May and September 2021.
This live series presents some of the most innovative artists making music today: Native Dancer, Loula Yorke, Alabaster dePlume, Flora Curzon and feeo. The carefully selected bands and solo artists hail from a diverse range of genres, from jazz and neosoul, to experimental electronica and folk.
The performances were captured by Upcycled Sounds’ team of expert videographers and sound engineers, crafting each set into a miniature video masterpiece to give audiences an immersive taster of the live experience that’s been out of reach due to the pandemic.
Hannah Jacobs of Upcycled Sounds said of the series:
‘It was magical to bring the iconic Covered Market to life with live musicians and create the opportunity to showcase a space and profession both hit hard by lockdown. The sessions are beautifully recorded and really capture that live music feeling we’ve all been missing.’
Watch the trailer here.
One recording will be released monthly, alternating between Upcycled Sound’s and OCM’s Youtube channels and streamed to their social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram).
Audiences can join watch parties for the premier of the videos (visit www.ocmevents.org for details):
26th May // Alabaster de Plume
23rd June // feeo
14th July // Native Dancer
8th September // Loula Yorke
6th Oct // Flora