Two Newcastle creatives, Allon Silove and Joshua Barnett, have teamed up to bring live music into people’s lives during the COVID-19 crisis in a project called The From A Distance Sessions.
They’re recording local artists live and streaming the short sets live to their Facebook page. With the shutdown of all live music venues to prevent the spreading of the virus, Allon and Joshua hope that the initiative will help keep local original music alive during the pandemic.
“We want to give original acts the opportunity to perform live and have it captured for streaming so that ‘live music’ can still be found, even though venues are closing everywhere,” Allon told Newcastle Live last week.
Allon is the owner of Studio b where the sessions are currently being filmed by videographer Joshua Barnett.
“I met Josh from JB Creative through our mutual friend, producer and musician Huw Jones,” Allon said.
The sessions feature both a live set from the artists and a short interview discussing their work and how it’s been affected during the crisis.
You can check out some of the sessions below, and hit their Facebook page for more.
Photo of the Moon (Byren Sawell)
Here it is! Session one of our From a Distance Sessions. The sessions are an initiative brought you by Studio B (Allon…Posted by From A Distance Sessions on Friday, 20 March 2020
Ryan Patrick Daley
Here it is! Session two of our From a Distance Sessions featuring the amazing Ryan Patrick Daley. Bringing you…Posted by From A Distance Sessions on Saturday, 21 March 2020
Jones The Cat
Here it is! Session three of our From a Distance Sessions featuring the amazing Jones The Cat Bringing you RAW,…Posted by From A Distance Sessions on Monday, 23 March 2020