Josh Taerk and his brothers are performing a live streaming show this evening at 9pm BST. It will be hosted on the Get Ready To Rock Facebook page and you can listen in as well via Get Ready to Rock! Radio
|Two dates for your diary:|
Milton Hide – Sunday 19th April
Bluebell Roots – Sunday 26th April Exclusive Preview Watch the video on Sunday 19th April Despite being in lockdown, we have managed to get a lot of friends and family to take part in a new video for our latest Milton Hide single. The single, Kindness, and the video will be officially released next weekend but you can see a special Preview of it tomorrow, Sunday 19th April, during our live-stream broadcast.
Go to the Milton Hide Facebook Page at 7.30pm and look for the LIVE video. We’ll be performing a few songs, having a chat and showing (through the wonders of technology… fingers crossed) the video. It is GORGEOUS, a real feel good short film put together by the talented Alex Thomas, with lots of familiar faces.
Hope to see you (virtually) then. Bluebell Roots Tune in to the Bluebell Roots Facebook Page on 26th April at 7.30pm for an online version of our monthly event.
This time we are using a new service (StreamYard) which should make for a better experience for viewers than last month – you won’t have to keep refreshing the page and Neil can do his MC bit between acts. Please do tune in and support the musicians.
Musicians, if you’d like to take part, send Jim an email during the week on email@example.com and he’ll get you set up – it’s simpler than facebook live.
Stay healthy, happy and well!
Jim and Josie
Milton Hide We have a new NEWS page on the website on www.miltonhide.com/news
THE DARKER MY HORIZON release a new charity single ‘Carpe Diem’ for the NHS on April 24.
Vocalist Paul Stead is doing an acoustic gig this Saturday April 18 between 7pm and 8.30pm, hosted by Rockers Through The Ages. You can find out more here
Message from the band –
“We are soooo looking forward to connecting again this evening!! In celebration of togetherness we are dedicating this weeks gigette to the wonderful Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity in appreciation of their amazing work and the support they are offering at this difficult time. See you later with love from Clare and John xx”
You can watch the gig on their Facebook page
With the current coronavirus pandemic it has affected live music like never before, with artists seeing their live revenues disappear, plus the related venues all close for now and many people associated with the music industry also losing their jobs and income. Coupled with this charities have seen their fundraising diminished as we all socially distance and events are cancelled.
But it is not all doom and gloom as musicians are rapidly adapting with live streaming gigs, Q&A’s, although it will only go some way to replacing the sales from merchandise. Charities are adapting too, with Nordoff Robbins hosting various events including streamed live from their music therapists.
So I am going to ‘piggy back’ on bands/artists doing gigs to see if they will kindly promote the wonderful work of the Nordoff Robbins charity, along with of course the bands/artists kind enough to mention the charity. Plus I will also be highlighting the work of NHS Charities Together as they help support the NHS workers, their families and the volunteers.
If any band/artists (including authors!) would like to join in please feel free to contact me.
Below are the bands/artists that have kindly joined in to date. Either by dedicating a streaming gig to Fifty Gigs In A Day/Nordoff Robbins and/or kindly mentioning Nordoff Robbins on their social media. Please visit their pages and give them a listen & support. Thank you
|Music is a powerful thing. It brings us closer together. And singing is no exception.|
That’s why we’ve launched Singalong in response to the social isolation many of us are facing due to Coronavirus. Suitable for all ages and abilities, we want Singalong to be used as a way to help us stay upbeat and connected with family and friends. Songs you can all sing to, but with our Nordoff Robbins music-making approach.
So, whether you’re singing solo, putting it on for the kids or you’ve got the family band together, you can sing along to some of your favourite tunes and make music with our music therapists. Right from your home.
All you need is a computer or phone and be prepared to clap, move and sing. Pick your song or genre and get involved.
|And if you’re favourite song isn’t there just yet, don’t worry, we’ll be introducing new videos every week. You can sign up on our webpage here and be the first to know when they’ve been released.|
Do you know a family member or friend who would love to ‘Singalong’ too? You can forward this email on to them using the button below.
|As well as the Singalong, we’re creating a number of other musical resources and activities for people of all ages to help us stay connected and upbeat during the Coronavirus outbreak. If you’d like to help us to keep making music together and can spare some change, please give a little today.|
|So when’s the next one then? APRIL 19TH 6pm-8pm via ZOOM So please note this is NOT on facebook live this time. Oxford Folk Weekend have had the splendid idea of moving their entire festival online using Zoom. The advantage of this over Facebook Live is you will be ‘in the room’ with me in that I’ll be able to see and hear you. So I can play a load of numbers and in between we can have a bit of a chat, you can ask questions etc. Should be fun! You can get your tickets here: https://fao.yapsody.com/event/index/524606/dan-walsh?fbclid=IwAR3kKIg7Wdw_JRG-fycMlPAbRTZgju9wwsSD3_kbRctkCYORkk6kD8K7YFs Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with Zoom. Once you’ve got your ticket which is ‘pay what you feel’, you will be emailed full instructions.|
|MY INTERNET ‘TOUR’!|
|There will be more gigs on the way! One of my many cancelled gigs is also going ahead with the gig but online – thanks to Penrith Plug’n’Play! That gig will be on the facebook group for that particular gig (which is public) and will once again be totally live with a paypal donations page. Then I’ll do lots of gigs from my living room for you on facebook live and youtube live until all this madness is over! Any ideas for show themes let me know – I’m thinking of doing a covers gig, genre-specific gigs, artists that have inspired me. For now though I’ve put dates in the diary for April and May… So the ‘Home Tour’ for April/May looks something like this: APRIL|
07 Facebook Live – 7pm (THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON THIS ONE!)
19 Zoom Live Stream presented by Oxford Folk Weekend – 6pm
20-25 UFQ Live Week – my band will be doing a week of live stuff on our facebook page
03 Facebook Live presented by Penrith Plug’n’Play – 8pm
13 Facebook Live – 7pm (‘Old Stuff’ – material from Tomorrow’s Still To Come and Walsh and Pound)
17 Facebook Live – 1pm (‘Incidents and Accidents’ – the whole album performed live)
20 Youtube Live – 7pm
27 Facebook Live – 7pm (‘Verging On The Perpendicular’ – the whole album performed live)
31 Facebook Live – 1pm (‘Trio’ – the whole album performed live)
|FACEBOOK LIVE AND LIVE STREAMING INSTRUCTIONS…|
|A few of you replied to my last newsletter with a few questions about the whole facebook live thing and I know one or two of you had a bit of a battle to get in to it! So with that in mind, here’s instructions for you for the various live streams coming up:|
Oxford Folk Weekend Zoom Stream
1) You need to buy a ticket (pay what you feel) for this one first: https://fao.yapsody.com/event/index/524606/dan-walsh?fbclid=IwAR3kKIg7Wdw_JRG-fycMlPAbRTZgju9wwsSD3_kbRctkCYORkk6kD8K7YFs
2) The festival will email you full instructions – Zoom is a meeting app so this will essentially be a video call between me and you, the audience which means we can see each other and you can ask me questions between songs!
Penrith Plug’n’Play Live Stream
1) Head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/plugplay.email/ (you don’t need to be a member of this facebook group or even have a facebook account at all)
2) When you go to the page scroll down til you’re past the group’s photo, the about section and the announcements. Basically, keep scrolling til you see the posts in the group which is under the heading ‘new activity’
3) [Note there will be open mic submissions between 7 and 8 and then my live set begins at 8pm]
At 8pm I will be live in the group. I should be the top post of all the posts. If at 8pm I haven’t appeared automatically, refresh the page and scroll down again until you see me! If there’s not sound on the video click on the video and it should work.
Facebook Live Gigs
1) Head to https://www.facebook.com/danwalshbanjo/
2) Scroll down until my posts start – so scroll past the main page photo, about, photos by Dan Walsh, upcoming events, related pages and you should get to my posts and the live one will be the top one. Again, if I haven’t appeared at the start time refresh the page and scroll again til you see it. If there’s no sound on the video click on it and it should work.
1) head to https://www.facebook.com/danwalshbanjo/videos
2) at the start time the live video should appear at the top of the page
3) if it doesn’t refresh the page
4) click on the video which has a ‘LIVE’ button on it
Youtube Live Gigs
1) Head to https://www.youtube.com/c/danwalshbanjo
2) Click on ‘videos’
3) The live video should be there, click on it
Plus Josh has kindly agreed to use the show as a fundraiser for the NHS charities appeal
Canadian singer songwriter Josh Taerk plays an exclusive live session via Get Ready to ROCK!’s Facebook page on Sunday 5 April at 21:00 BST (GMT+1)
Josh was born in Toronto, Canada. He is an official Recording Academy/Grammy Member and his single ‘Beautiful Tragedy’ – the title track of his 2018 album – broke into the Billboard Top 40 Pop Charts.
Max Weinberg (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band) has called Josh, ‘the most exciting new talent I have come across in years.’ Josh and Max have worked together since 2010 when Max asked Josh to open for him and his band in South Orange, New Jersey.
Then in 2011, Josh joined Max at Summerfest in Milwaukee to pay tribute to the late Clarence Clemons of The E Street Band. In October 2017, Max once again asked Josh to join him onstage and sing ‘Thunder Road’ at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Canada.
Josh’s album Beautiful Tragedy, released in 2018, followed the EP ‘Stages’ which also garnered attention across US and UK radio stations.
Long-time supporter, GRTR! reviews and news editor, Jason Ritchie wrote: ” “Josh Taerk successfully melds a memorable melody for those who love a great hook, along with thought provoking lyrics for those who like a little substance to their musical listening.”
He adds: “The live show is something of a first for Get Ready to ROCK! although not unique in these unusual times. It will give readers and listeners a chance to hear a very talented contemporary singer songwriter and maybe investigate his music further now and in the future.”
The session will also be relayed via the website’s radio station.
Readers can check out several reviews by following the link below