The Royal Albert Hall continues their Home Sessions throughout this week. A mix of different artists will be performing sets from 7:30pm most nights including jazz singer Deelee Dubé (Wednesday 12 August) and Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseco (Sunday 16 August). You can find more info and catch the free-to-watch events by heading to the Royal Albert Hall website. Below we’ve detailed this week’s line-up..
Tue 11 August – Nathaniel Rateliff
Wed 12 August – Deelee Dubé
Fri 14 August – Teddy Swims
Sat 15 August – Opera For Kids w/ Abigail Kelly
Sun 16 August – Roberto Fonseca
The AIM Independent Music Awards 2020 goes virtual this year. Marking their twenty-first year, the awards continue to celebrate industry-leading innovation and creativity, plus performance by independent artists and labels. Nominees this year such as Arlo Parks, AJ Tracey and Little Simz are also tipped to perform. You’ll be able to view the action on Wednesday 12 August from 7pm either from the official website or by heading to SBTV’s Youtube channel. Find out all nominees, award categories and watch an event teaser over at the website.
Local lad Jake Fletcher has been streaming weekly live sets through the entirety of this pandemic – and he’s still doing it. On Saturday evenings from 8pm you can find him performing from his studio via the Visit Saddleworth Facebook page. He interacts with viewers throughout and has been known to include some special guests. Make sure to throw your requests at Jake in the comments, plus there’s an option to donate to the artist if you can and keep these streams coming. As well as the weekly Saturday streams, Jake has also been going live (usually midweek) as part of group Fletcher, Gautrey & Gonzalez – this is also streamed from the Visit Saddleworth page, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that.
Biffy Clyro perform a one-off live show from an iconic Glasgow venue this weekend. Marking the release of their new album A Celebration of Endings – the worldwide livestream will see the band performing the record in full, live for the first time. Fans can also expect a selection of songs from previous albums during their soundcheck which will be screened before the performance. The only way to watch this unique set is buy purchasing a virtual ticket which are priced from £16. Further album/merch bundles are also available and you can find more information by heading to the link below.
We Are Manchester bring us their 7th weekly stream of artists this week. This Sunday 16 August from 2pm sees Danny Mahon, Jess Kemp, Tay Temple, St Lucifer and Idealistics feature on the line-up which is available to view via the We Are Manchester Youtube channel – which tickets available from the link below. These start at £2.74 (less than the price of a pint) and the money goes towards helping these artists keep doing their thing. Salford singer-songwriter Jess Kemp will be donating all the proceeds from her ticket sales to the Beirut Emergency Appeal via Red Cross Lebanon. Check the Facebook page for more info.
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