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Musician Benny Walker
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Watch as musicians stream live gigs from their lounge room to yours

Australian musicians (along with pretty much everyone else) can’t leave their houses right now. But the show must go on, so if they can’t leave their lounge rooms then that’s where they’ll have to perform from.

Riverboats Music Festival (an annual music festival held in Echuca-Moama) has launched the Lounge Room Sessions to give musicians unable to hold gigs an opportunity to still perform and earn money.

The Lounge Room Sessions are pretty simple: at 8pm on selected evenings, an Australian musician hops onto the Lounge Room Sessions Facebook page for a livestreamed 30-minute set direct from their lounge room. These live videos also include a link that allows the at home, self-isolating audience to donate to that artist if they’re able (with 100 per cent of donated funds going to the artist). 

The livestreamed gigs currently have around a month of performances lined up so you’ve got no reason to be bored at home. Some artists featured on that line up include Tim Rogers, Benny Walker, Henry Wagons, Mama Kin, Deborah Conway and Willie Zygier, Harry James Angus and Melody Pool (see the currently confirmed artist dates below). Tune in to hear someone you love, or to discover something fresh.

Visit the Lounge Room Sessions Facebook page to find out more and to watch.

Nicola Dowse
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Nicola Dowse


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