Jigworks. One of the biggest impacts of corona virus was that I have only done one paid gig in 2020 and that was with Jigworks Ceilidh Band. I normally do around 50 or 60 gigs a year (with various bands and a mixture of paid and unpaid events). The one I did with Jigworks was a Burns’ Supper in the Officer’s Mess at RAF Benson. Dear me – that lot can’t half drink. I can see why they call it a mess.
Slow Session. I recorded Justin playing a few tunes, and then conduced a Zoom session, where Justin (recorded) and I would play tunes and the guests could join at home. It worked, but was very hard work. Later on we met up in Justin’s back garden and he streamed the music from there. That worked, mainly because at least some of us were together (Howard, Justin, Lucia, Jim). It was fun for us in the garden anyway.
Wantage Community Church worship band. This was streamed from homes using Facebook Live and Zoom, managed using Stream Deck. It was a huge learning process for our church, especially trying to get decent sound. I wasn’t recruited as part of the initial team (and maybe that was a good thing as it was quite complicated but I’m now way behind with how it’s done) however, I did offer my help with filming once the services moved from home to our new home in GEMS Academy (now called Wantage Primary Academy).