Guy Sebastian will be playing online. Picture: Supplied
Guy Sebastian will be playing online. Picture: Supplied

The live gigs you can stream at home

Musicians have adapted fast to the new norm with virtual concerts temporarily replacing the real thing. Here's a guide to how to get live gigs in your loungeroom.

 

POP

 

Guy Sebastian at Fire Fight Australia. Picture: Supplied/Jess Gleeson
Guy Sebastian at Fire Fight Australia. Picture: Supplied/Jess Gleeson

Chris Martin, John Legend … and now our Guy Sebastian joins the World Health Organisation and Global Citizen's Together at Home streaming concert series. 

Log on: today, midday, guysebastian on Instagram

 

INDIE

ISOL AID 2

Australia's Eurovision 2020 entrant Montaigne. Pic: Supplied.
Australia's Eurovision 2020 entrant Montaigne. Pic: Supplied.

The music festival for self-isolators was such a success last weekend, it's back for round two this Saturday and Sunday.

There's 74 acts including Courtney Barnett, Josh Pyke, Kingswood, Sarah Blasko, Montaigne, Camp Cope, Jen Cloher, Alex the Astronaut, Middle Kids, Marlon Williams, Hatchie and Big Scary playing 20 minute sets on their Instagram Live pages, then you switch 'stages' to the next performer and maybe discover your new favourite local muso.

Chuck Support Act the cash you usually spend on booze or merch, hey?

Log on: Saturday from midday, full line-up at Isol-Aid's Facebook or Instagram 

 

SINGER/SONGWRITER

 

Award-winning singer-songwriter Sahara Beck. Picture: Supplied
Award-winning singer-songwriter Sahara Beck. Picture: Supplied

Brisbane's Tivoli are live-streaming gigs as part of their Shutdown Sessions and asking for a $5 donation. Tomorrow Sahara Beck will perform from What's Golden bar, as well as have a quick chat about life as a muso in lockdown.

Log on: Friday, 4.30pm, thetivoli.com.au

CLASSICAL

People from all over the world have already tuned in to watch the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra live stream their performances each Thursday night.

Tonight is Tognetti and the Lark Ascending, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and featuring violinist Richard Tognetti.

While it's free to watch, please donate to the MSO to keep the music playing.

Log on: Thursdays 7.30pm, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on You Tube

 

CLASSICAL GUITAR

Daniel Nistico will live stream a one hour performance this Sunday playing Bach, Albeniz, Sor, Barrios, Frederic Rung and Leonard Schultz.

Concert promoter Michael MacManus, who scrapped an entire guitar festival and is now putting the gigs online, is using hi-tech equipment for these live streams.

He's charging for them as a way for musicians to help make up for the months of work they've lost - prices start at $20, but you can donate $40 or $60.

Log on: Sunday, 2pm, melbourneguitarfestival.com

 

POP

 

Kate Ceberano is branching into paid lifestreams. Picture: Supplied
Kate Ceberano is branching into paid lifestreams. Picture: Supplied

Kate Ceberano is delving into the world of paid lifestreams.

For $10 you can watch Kate and mates live from the intimate Memo Music Hall in St Kilda on April 5, as filmed by the team behind RockWiz.

Ceberano has mastered everything from jazz to funk and this year released an indie rock album with Steve Kilbey, so expect no genre limits.

Log on: April 5, 7.30pm, memomusichall.com.au

 

DANCE

 

Hayden James. Picture: Supplied
Hayden James. Picture: Supplied

Local DJ/producer Hayden James should be on a US tour right now, but while he's stuck at home he's taking the lemon-to-lemonade approach and is live streaming DJ sets from his backyard each week.

Log on: Saturday midday, on his You Tube channel

 

CLUBBING

Room 2 Radio want to spread joy not disease and are taking the nightclub online.

They're taking the digital dancefloor very seriously - even posting wristbands which you can print out and wear for entry into the VIP area of your own loungeroom.

Log on: Friday 8pm, Room 2 Radio's Facebook page or Twitch account

 

SINGER/SONGWRITER

The Lounge Room Sessions sees local artists playing live on Facebook from their loungerooms for 20 minutes at 8pm. Any donations go straight to the artists. Tonight is Skyscraper Stan, Friday is Gabriella Cohen, Saturday is Matt Joe Gow, Sunday it's Jess Locke.

Log on: 8pm nightly, The Lounge Room Sessions on Facebook

 

KIDS

Wham Bam Thank You Fam is the day party for kids, where parents don't have to endure cheesy kids' music.

Plonk bored rug-rats in front of the screen for two hours of G-rated music, virtual DJ lessons and age-appropriate tomfoolery.

Log on: Sunday, 2pm, Wham Bam Thank You Fam Facebook and Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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