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Liverpool artists keeping us entertained throughout quarantine

by Sophie Hawkesworth. Published Sun 19 Apr 2020 13:49

During these unprecedented times of quarantine and social isolation, communities of musicians are pulling together now more than ever to keep the nations spirits up!

The Liverpool music scene is no exception, with local artists taking to social media to keep fans entertained.

UKEBOX

UKEBOX were formed back in 2012 by university friends James, Danny, Mikey and Scott. They built their name gigging around the city, performing unique covers of popular songs, mixed in with a few originals of their own.

Their talents have since gained them international recognition, having performed in some incredible locations across six continents.

Despite the lockdown and being socially isolated from one another, the boys continue to entertain fans on social media – something they have dubbed as ‘e-busking’. Bass player, James Rookyard, said, “It’s good fun and it’s a safe alternative whilst we can’t perform live!”

They are also using their performances to raise awareness and money for the NHS fund.

To support this incredible band, check out their Facebook page!

Charlie Reader

You can catch performances from this Liverpool based singer-songwriter during his Facebook Live streams every Sunday at the regular time of 6pm.

Charlie Reader continues to captivate audiences from the safety of his home studio with his folk-rock covers and original tunes.

He said, “I felt I needed to keep connected to my audience whilst providing some much- needed entertainment for those stuck in their homes.”

Charlie began his career in a folk band, before taking the leap to pursue his dream of becoming a solo performer.

Now with hundreds of gigs under his belt, in iconic venues such as The Cavern Club and The Albert Hall, Charlie is now a full-time artist and has had the opportunity to work with incredible bands such as Mumford & Sons. He is using the lockdown to write and record new music. His latest single ‘Home’ was released recently.

Megan-Louise

At just 17 years old, this rising country star is already making quite the name for herself. Megan-Louise found her love for gigging at a young age, performing at open mic nights from just 11 years old.

Her first single ‘Train Song’ debuted at number 3 on the UK iTunes Country Chart.

Megan-Louise’s career continues to go from strength to strength; from performing on the ‘Voice Kids’, to sold out gigs in Germany, and slots at the British Country Music Festival and Millport Country Music Festivals.

She continues to connect with fans during the lockdown, through live streams on her social media channels, in addition to her regular YouTube series of ‘Bathroom sessions’ performing hit songs from the comfort of her home.

She said, “I have a love for gigging which was one of the main reasons, but also to spread a little bit of musical relief from what is a very serious and scary time!”



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