One of the founding members of Dexys Midnight Runners and a former X Factor hopeful will be performing to online audiences this June.
Before the lockdown, the music charity responsible for Symphony Hall invited a range of artists into the world-renowned venue to film a series of Facebook Watch Parties, which have now amassed over 75,000 views.
Since then, artists from across the globe have invited audiences into their homes including Eric Bibb, Beverley Craven and PP Arnold.
With the easing of lockdown, three solo singer-songwriters have been invited on to the site of Symphony Hall’s foyer redevelopment this June. In the last few months, work has continued the transformation of Symphony Hall’s public spaces and though the venue remains closed the music making has begun.
A survey conducted by the Musicians’ Union found that 38% of musicians were not covered by either the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme or the Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. More than a quarter (26%) of musicians who do qualify for the scheme will also struggle to survive financially until SEISS payments are made.