As current events have forced the postponements of gigs, festivals and public events, self isolation and social distancing has become a serious reality for most of us. Despite isolation keeping us apart, music brings us together. We’ve seen an incredible number of artists pulling together to host live performances from home to lift the spirits of restless music fans.
Last month, Chris Martin kicked off a huge, ongoing series of concerts, Together At Home, co-ordinated by Global Citizen and the World Health Organisation, to raise money for WHO and healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Since then, countless artists and musicians have joined the movement, including the likes of Hozier, James Bay, Chris Martin, Miguel, Niall Horan and many more.
Here’s a selection of some of the livestreams you may have missed over the last couple of weeks. Don’t forget to check out our virtual gig guide for daily updates on artist livestreams!
Sam partnered with LADBIBLE to host a free acoustic gig in aid of the British Red Cross, playing tracks from his debut album and a stunning cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the Dark’.
Mon the Biff! Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil has started hosting weekly streams on Fridays at 6pm. Check out the lastest below.
As part of ‘Together at Home’ with WHO and Global Citizen, Hozier played fan favourites and a stripped back cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’.
James Blake took to Instagram live to play an hour long set and Q&A, performing classics including ‘Retrograde’ and a cover of ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’.
Anderson Paak and the Free Nationals
Anderson .Paak updates his hit “Come Home” with a #stayhome message as he and the Free Nationals put on a socially distanced performance from their homes for Jimmy Fallon.
Niall Horan also joined ‘Together at Home’ to play a laid back acoustic set for fans last week.
Performing from the comfort of Brandon Flower’s bathroom, The Killers performed their latest single ‘Caution’ live on Jimmy Kimmel.
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
Billie played a set for iheartRadio, including his undeniable classic ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’.
Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams
As part of Gary Barlow’s ongoing series ‘Crooner Sessions’, Gary and Robbie Williams teamed up for a duet of ‘Shame’.
Miguel gave an effortless performance of some of his most iconic tracks for ‘Together at Home’.
Major Lazer have been hosting ‘A Very Lazer Sunday’ DJ sets on Youtube and Instagram each week.
Emeli also joined ‘Together at Home’ to perform fan favourites from her bedroom.
James performed a gorgeous set for ‘Together at Home’ last week.
Stockport’s finest have been recording cuts from their recent album and covers of Frank Ocean and the Beatles, including this brilliant cover of ‘Paperback Writer’.
Christine and the Queens
As part of ‘Together at Home’, Christine and the Queens performed tracks from her latest EP, including her hit ‘People I’ve Been Sad’.
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
Dave Grohl performed an emotional rendition of ‘My Hero’ from his home studio, in honour of healthcare staff working on the frontline.
Yung Lean streamed an atmospheric live show from the back of a truck. Iconic.
Dermot Kennedy’s live set for ‘Together at Home’.
Lennon Stella’s live set for ‘Together at Home’.
Lauv’s live set for ‘Together at Home’.
Anne-Marie’s live set for ‘Together at Home’.
Jack Johnson’s live set for ‘Together at Home’.
The Snuts have been posting impressive covers of tracks from their bedrooms, including this cover of Bon I’ver’s ‘Hey Ma’.
Hacienda House Party kicked off this weekend with live sets from an array of legendary DJ’s and musicians, raising money for Greater Manchester and COVID relief funds. Check out the full stream below.