Musicians unite for 24-hour online Sofathon Singalong

Luke La Volpe

With live gigs being postponed for the months ahead, up-and-coming artists have come together for a series of online performances in support of grassroots music venues. Luke La Volpe kicked off the #SofathonSingalong series with a free live show streamed to fans from his Bathgate home on Instagram Live, asking fans to donate to the Music Venue Trust.

Up-and-coming Glasgow singers Stephanie Cheape and kitti have already gone live, along with Greenock band Black Dove. kitti said: “Playing proper live shows is what we all love doing but while that can’t happen, we have this amazing technology to keep in touch with the people who still want to hear live music. This is a great way for all the up and coming artists to pull together and help the venues open again when things are back to normal.”

Artists are invited to join by setting up a live stream on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube channels and promoting the Music Venue’s Trust’s GoFundMe campaign. 

Sofathon Singalong: 24 Hours of Music

This Saturday, musicians will show solidarity with small music venues and the people behind them by playing a series of lockdown performances to raise money for the Music Venue’s Trust. You will be able to watch these homegrown gigs on social media channels, including Glasgowist.

Glasgowist’s Facebook page will feature a series of live performances throughout the day on Saturday 4th April. Look out for notifactions to see who is up next.

Artists can register details of their Sofathon Singalong via the online form at bit.ly/SofathonSingalong.

If you’d like to take part in the 24-hours of music on 4th April, let them know in the form. This can be in addition to your own show on any other date.

For more info, please contact [email protected] and see also 

www.facebook.com/sofathonsingalong 

www.instagram.com/sofathonsingalong 

#SofathonSingalong