The lockdown may be easing off, but there’s still very little live music going on. Still. that hasn’t stopped the fantastic musicians on Lanzarote doing their very best to continue to share their music with you. There are still watch parties and online concerts taking place.
Last month we asked several Lanzarote artists how they were dealing with lockdown, and published some of their answers. But the re were many more, so here are a few more lockdown Q&As from some familiar faces. We’ve also included their social media details so you can check out any videos you might have missed.
What type of music do you perform?
Music from the past to the present, and any requests written on a €20 note.
How are you keeping going with your music?
I am practising my scales and new songs on my guitar for solo shows. I am also putting a new duo together.
Where do you put your performances?
I advertise my gigs on FB and also in the Gazette Life live music section.
What message do you have for your friends, family and fans?
I would just like to say to my friends and family, keep safe and healthy.
How did you start out in music?
As a kid I was a roadie for my dad who was a musician. I always played guitar but my first gigs were as a DJ/Karaoke show. But I decided to join a band at the age of 23… the rest, as they say, is history.
Do you have any tips for beginners?
Reach for the stars but keep your feet on the ground.
What are you missing about not playing live gigs?
There is no buzz or rush like the one you get when the crowd is on your side and enjoying themselves.
What’s your lockdown song?
My lockdown song has become ‘Breaking the Law’ by Judas Priest. This is because my other half Jill T did a FB live gig from our terrace and the Guardia arrived while she was performing to see if we were having a party.
How do people watch or contact you?
My Facebook page is Gary Mac/Guitarist Vocalist. Stay safe everyone.