5 Must-see Live Music Lockdown Videos

08 Apr 2020

Being stuck in self-isolation might feel like the pits, but it has provided the unique opportunity to have your favourite artists play live gigs for you from your very own bed.

Locked down, quarantined, self-isolated — whatever you would like to call it, much of the world is doing it. And much like yourself, musicians around the globe are spending their days indoors. That said, they aren't sitting their twiddling their thumbs but harnessing the great power of the internet to live stream and share concerts from their homes.

Just in case you missed them, we have compiled five of our favourite live performances since the world pressed pause.

(1) Neil Young — Fireside Sessions

Neil Young treats us to a 26-minute/six song masterpiece (with more episodes to come). Watch Neil in all his glory here.

(2) Ben Gibbard — Live from Home (29 March 2020)

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard live streams a combination of Death Cab for Cutie classics and covers (including John Lennon's 'Isolation' and The Shins 'New Slang'). See video here.

(3) Elton John Hosts The iHeart Living Room Concert

Featuring Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong and Dave Grohl (among others) as they raise funds for coronavirus relief by singing at home. See video here.

(4) James Bay — Live Lesson 2: Hold Back The River

Learn to play James Bay's single 'Hold Back The River' with the very man himself, at home. Learn it here.

(5) Nadia Reid — Live from Dunedin

New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid performs a mesmerising hour long set of old and new tracks (from her newly released album, Out of My Province) from her home in Dunedin, NZ. See video here.