Ali Horn, Liverpool’s favourite troubadour is doing his bit to keep live music on the go by live streaming a gig from his living room, Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody tuned in.
Ali Horn is tackling Coronavirus in the only way he knows how.
By busking from his living room on a live feed via Facebook.
His only income is from playing music and, of course, all his up coming gigs have been cancelled.
Even street busking isn’t really an option.
So at 6 pm this evening he treated more than 50 watchers to a virtual gig, streamed live on Facebook. His last gig was on St Patrick’s day, which Ali said was a weird experience as he saw his career fading away from him.
But ever the entertainer it feels like he just wants to play.
Bitter sweet was the cover of Sweet Caroline, changed to to Sweet Covid one nine. “Don’t touch me and I won’t touch you”. He has a gallows sense of humour, that’s for sure.
With a mixture of his own songs – highlight being Dreamers – and covers requested by the Facebook audience, Ali played solo for more than an hour, clearly enjoying himself as the comments of appreciation streamed in.
We had renditions of Believe by Cher, Watching The Wheels by John Lennon, Bloom by the Paper Kites and Murder on the Dancefloor by Sophie Ellis Bextor as a kind of virtual encore.
In the end it had to finish for fear of the wrath of Alis’ neighbours.
Ali promises to repeat the experience.
We’ll be back – it was a pretty cool shared experience, knowing there was a gig sized audience all tuning in and chatting on line. More of this please.