Who You Can Watch Performing Free Concerts Online During Coronavirus Pandemic

Although the Coronavirus pandemic has closed the doors of music venues across the UK, many musicians and singers are taking to social media to perform live sets in time of the crisis.

Many sets are streamed live on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and fans can continue to view the feeds afterwards.

Here is a list of several artists who have performed live sets or sessions during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

  • Amy Wadge: Singer/songwriter Amy Wadge has recently reached wider audiences for her work with Ed Sheeran and Camilla Cabillo and performed her own live set on Facebook on March 22 Visit: https://www.facebook.com/wadge1975/

  • Chris Martin: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin took to the piano to play and chat with fans on Facebook and Instagram live: Visit:  https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMartinPoland/

  • Dave Bayley (Glass Animals) : Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley has taken to his studio to produce a series entitled The Quarantine Covers in which he gives insight into music inspirations and production as well as performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fL2NDcGym4&feature=emb_logo

  • John Legend: Singer/songwriter John Legend opened his live set at home on piano with a cover of Stevie Wonder’s Love’s in Need of Love Today Watch via John Legend’s official YouTube channel Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2NTcBmQkjw

  • Katherine Jenkins: Welsh Soprano Katherine Jenkins has presented several Keeping You Company videos and her own live Facebook concert on March 21 Visit: https://www.facebook.com/KJOfficial/

  • The Berlin Philharmonic The Berlin Philharmonic has opened up its digital concert hall giving free access to hundreds of past concerts in its famous Berlin venue and the chance to watch a forthcoming event, which will now be performed behind closed doors. Register at The Berlin Philharmonic’s site and redeem their vouchers before 31 March 2020. Visit: https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concerts

  • Ross Leadbeater Award-winning pianist, entertainer, singer-songwriter, music director and former member of Only Men Aloud! Ross Leadbeater will be playing live via his Facebook page on March 25 https://www.facebook.com/RossLeadbeaterOfficial

  • Millie Rose: 19 Year Old Musical Theatre performer from Cardiff will perform live from the Isolation Station on Facebook on Wednesday March 25 at 7pm: Visit: Millie Rose on Facebook

  • Mungo Jerry: 1970s chart-topper Mungo Jerry takes to YouTube with a Lockdown Session of Neil Sedaka’s Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen. Visit: Mungo Jerry on YouTube

  • Shellyann Evans: Winner of BBC One’s All Together Now, Shellyann Evans will perform live via her official Facebook Page on April 4 to raise funds for the NHS. Visit Shellyann’s official Facebook Page

  • Cory Marks: Mixing the twang of country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll Cory Marks goes #HumpdayLive at 9pm on April 1 via Instagram at @corymarksmusic Also, 10pm UK ‘ #Its5OClockSomewhere via Facebook Live @corymarksmusic

  • Islander: Fueled with a combination of emotionally capturing songs and audience grabbing live shows, ISLANDER continue to lead at the forefront of their peers. Catch them at 3:30am UK time on April 1 via Instagram @islander.Also on April 4, catch Wrestlemania with ISLANDER on Facebook at @islanderofficial at 00:15am UK EST.

  • Bleeker: April 2; 1am, Watch Bleeker live at 6 Feet Apart via Instagram at @BleekerOfficial and 11pm UK and via Facebook Live @BleekerOfficial on April 5.

  • Although many of the artists we are featuring are performing free, please support them by purchasing official downloads of their recordings and support them during this difficult period.

  • If you know of any other live concerts, please contact us via entertainmentsouthwales@gmail.com and we will include them.

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