Casey Barnes Facebook Live Gigs
Every Wednesday & Sunday
Legendary country rock singer-songwriter Casey Barnes took to Facebook on the weekend with a streamed musical session performed live from his bathroom floor, accompanied by wife Michelle. The Golden Guitar nominee who is set to release his latest album Town of a Million Dreams on Friday 17th April was clearly saddened by having to reschedule his upcoming tour, saying “God I hope we can get back to doing this (live concerts) again soon…I don’t think any of us will ever take this type of human connection for granted again”. Having received an overwhelming response to his virtual Facebook gig, Casey has promised to deliver more raw musical sessions each week! Tune in HERE
Ella Fence Saturday Nights at Home
Local music darling Ella Fence has just released a private weekly show on Facebook, preforming live each Saturday evening from 6.30pm AEST. She says, “let’s say no to feelings of separation and loneliness in these isolating times and stick together through the uncertainty and anxiety…curl up on the couch or dance around your living room with me every Saturday night”. Tune in for Ella Fence: Solo & Electric featuring original songs mixed with a selection of hand-picked covers for just $5 per login. Get involved HERE
Loose Leaf Live Acoustic Set with Rory Switzer
Friday 27th March
Rory Switzer, frontman of Gold Coast’s popular band Loose Leaf, will be dishing out some fresh sun-drenched indie-pop via Instagram Live on Friday 27th March from 7.00pm QLD time. The charismatic Canadian singer-songwriter said that: “Opportunities to catch live music have quickly slowed to a trickle…Luckily there’s a steady stream of Insta gigs to whetten the whistle”! The band’s debut single Depth Perception launched with rave reviews and was quickly followed by a string of smooth, high-vibe and catchy tunes which saw Loose Leaf perform many regular shows across South-East Queensland. Pour yourself a drink and let the good times roll HERE .
The Village INSTA-Markets
From Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March
While you won’t be able to stroll around the popular Village Markets (TVM) at Burleigh Heads anytime soon, you CAN get your market fix online thanks to TVM co-founders Marissa Bowden and Sarah Schoeller.
In a bid to keep supporting the hundreds of small business who showcase their creatives wares at the regular market events, TVM will now be running Insta-Markets for the first time from Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March.
Now you can SCROLL through a range of local fashion brands, children’s wear, homewares, jewellery, art and much more -picking up some bargains as you go! Start shopping HERE.
Swing On In Digital Dance Classes with Chrissy & Ray Keepance
Tuesday 31st March & Wednesday 1st April
There’s nothing quite like a boogie to make us feel good. Get your groove back thanks to Gold Coast’s favourite swing dance club, Swing On In, with FREE digital dance classes available this week on Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April from 7.00pm QLD time. The dance school, led by Chrissy and Ray Keepance, which normally runs weekly classes at Mermaid Beach and The Bangalow Bowlo are now going online in a bid to keep the vibe high and community spirit alive. Dust off your dance shoes and register HERE.
Breath Work for Women by Shari Lyon & Nicola Laye
Thursday 26th March
An online community has been created by Gold Coast Pregnancy & Birth mentors Shari Lyon & Nicola Laye who have a vision to create connection for women who are preparing for pregnancy, those who are pregnant and for new mothers. The ladies will be offering a FREE Online Pregnancy Circle on Thursday 26th March from 7.00pm QLD time aimed at releasing the fear of Covid-19 through connection, breath and live meditation. Nicola says “…these breathing techniques can dramatically shift the way you feel in your mind and body and bring higher states of awareness and reconnection to self”. The ladies will also be offering weekly Virtual Pregnancy Pilates and Breathing Workshops for non pregnant persons too! Register HERE.
Instagram Live Life Drawing with Yeah Nice Gallery
Wednesday 25th March
This sweet little Byron Bay art gallery is bringing FREE Instagram Live Life Drawing to your living room on Wednesday 25th March from 6.15pm QLD time. There won’t be nudes (for obvious reasons) however they have promised a “sexy bowl of fruit”! Simply get your drawing materials poised and ready at home for a full walk-through of life drawing. The Yeah Nice Gallery will also be doing a digital showcase of their current exhibition by Darcy McCrae. Pencils (and wine) at the ready! Join in HERE.
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Words by Kobi Facto