Lockdown live stream: 400 days of daily free concerts
The Jive Aces, UK's No.1 Jive and Swing band and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists, have delivered a whole year of consecutive live-streamed concerts, performing every single day since just before lockdown began. And still going!
By: The Jive Aces
Starting on the 17th March 2020, the band live-streamed concerts on Facebook and YouTube from their rehearsal studio in East Grinstead, with people from all over the world tuning in and the viewers soon routinely topping 15,000 daily. During lockdown, the band were relocated in one household, and continued performing from the 'Red Brick Studio.'
Ian Clarkson lead singer of the Jive Aces said: "When all our shows, including a US tour, had to be cancelled, many of our fans asked us to do a live stream – so we tried it out. Word spread, we continued, and the live audience grew daily, with hundreds of song requests, ideas and positive comments sent in. We realised that in these unprecedented times, this was how music fans could still follow their favourite bands, and we encouraged other musicians and performers to do the same. We are the artists – it's our job to keep everyone else up! Hence the show's motto, "The Show Must Go On!". He added "we can't wait to perform live again and see our fans. Meantime, the live stream is great to keep in touch with our fans and new ones and entertain you all! It has created a whole jive community and brought people together"
To watch the live stream simply go to Jive Aces Facebook page, or YouTube channel at 8.30pm UK time – it's on every day!