Singer-songwriter Dave McPherson to perform free live stream event
A new live streaming service has got together with one of Cambridge’s favourite venues to start bringing back live music - and the first live stream gig is tonight (Friday, November 6).
For the first in a series of shows, the team behind this content-based platform – called 20Hz – has been working alongside independent music promoter, Green Mind, and grass roots venue, The Portland Arms , to present Dave McPherson, supported by B-Sydes (Benjamin Sydes, a local act).
Best known as the frontman of the British rock band InMe, Dave, armed with his acoustic guitar, was to play in front of a small audience at The Portland Arms, but that has now been cancelled and Dave will be performing a free show tonight from his house instead.
The performance will be the start of a series of gigs offering a quality live stream with the opportunity to interact, chat and donate. All profits from donations will go to supporting the venue and artists involved during these challenging times.
Steve Pellegrini of Pelle Pub Co, which runs multiple sites in Greater Cambridge, including The Portland Arms, said: “We look forward to continuing the partnership with everyone involved with more shows to be announced very soon.”
Simon Baker of Green Mind added: “After seven months of rescheduling over and over, we’re thrilled to be getting back to what we do best.
“We’re really looking forward to working with Dave McPherson and 20Hz to deliver these shows and bring some live music back to the people of Cambridge.”
20Hz is a Cambridge-based, not-for-profit live streaming service, bringing fans and artists together through a platform dedicated to supporting the industry. Their community is based on interaction, togetherness, and that love of how music makes us feel.
Debbie Olaifa, its artist liaison manager, said: “We want the music to continue to play and help bring live shows back to venues around the country, and to audiences across the globe. This is just the beginning. Let’s give life back to music!”
Tonight's live stream can be accessed for free from 7.15 this evening (Friday, November 6) on 20hz.com/events/dave-mcpherson-live-80Z3f2nuS.