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 there 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?
Ska music with vocals, saxophone and trombone.
How are you keeping going with your music?
It’s been a bit tricky as one of us lives in Arrecife, and the other in Costa Teguise. We’ve been writing alternative words and recording videos using the Acapella app.
Where do you put your performances?
On our Facebook page, The Ska Duo.
What message do you have for your friends, family and fans?
We can’t wait to see you all again when this is behind us!
What are you missing about not playing live gigs?
The amount of fun and banter that we have as a duo, watching people enjoying themselves and seeing some fantastic dancing! It’s also difficult to practice our instruments without disturbing the neighbours – we miss being able to blast it out!
Is there any venue in particular that you miss playing in?
All of them – we miss our fabulous afternoon gigs in The Venue, Costa Teguise, the wonderful Bar Rockola in Matagorda, our newest gig at the fantastic Hollywood bar in Costa Teguise and of course, our monthly Sunday afternoon session at the incredible Ancla 2 bar in Puerto del Carmen.
What’s your lockdown song?
We’ve written a few parodies of our own, such as ‘It’s not Flu, Babe’ (based on ‘I Got You, Babe’) and ‘Pass me the Crisps, My Lover’ instead of ‘Kiss on the Lips’. There are more to come!