Since Corona took live music and traveling away from us, we have been listing "virtual" live events here on GigsGuide.
In the last 8 months we have listed almost 10.000 live streaming events. Virtual events are nowhere near the real thing, but they do offer the opportunity for music lovers to give unknown artists from all over the world a chance, and maybe discover a new favorite to love. We hope that our work can help people stuck at home find at least some relief in music.
In these months, we have discovered new amazing artists ourselves and shared our best tips on how to promote virtual events in the best possible way.
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you might have also seen that we have been sharing our tips for interesting virtual events pretty regularly. But social media posts often get lost in the flood of updates, so we have now decided to also start collecting our top tips here on our blog. Many live streaming events often remain available for viewing also after the event is finished, so hopefully this format makes it easier for our followers to enjoy great shows even if they have missed them when they were "live".
This post is the first of this series. To make it even easier to quickly check out our suggestions we are even starting to put together a Spotify playlist with all the artists we are recommending (you find it at the bottom of this page ;)).
As live streaming events often get announced only few days (sometimes hours) ahead of time, we plan to keep updating this post with new suggestions during the month. So bookmark this page and check back in regularly.
So... let's get started!
Friday, November 27th
Join The King's Singers' Out of Darkness concert, highlighting a new season of hope after this difficult time of struggle. The show will feature music by Tallis, Gombert, Debussy, Michel Legrand, Ned Rorem and Jacob Collier.
British dub band Gentleman's Dub Club is delivering an online exclusive full band live show.
Saturday, November 28th
Spanish indie rock band Hinds are performing 'Live in a Rainbow', presenting their new album "The Prettiest Curse" at Moment House.
Join Scottish Music Awards 2020 tonight, hosting great artists like Wet Wet Wet, Amy Macdonald, Biffy Clyro.
Sunday, November 29th
Johnny Orlando is performing from Toronto's Danforth Music Hall as part of the It's Never Really Over virtual world tour on Moment House.
Join Todd Snider today at The First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder.
Monday, November 30th
Dublin based singer-songwriter Emma O'Reilly is delivering one of her powerful and uplifting shows tonight. Her music marries the fun of pop, the power of R&B and the beauty of classical music into a catchy, truly original sound
Sunday, November 1st
American singer and song-writer Ezra Furman is performing from the stunning Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Tuesday, November 3rd
Inuit-style throat singers Piqsiq are taking part in the Sākihiwē Festival to promote Indigenous music in Canada.
Wednesday, November 4th
Alternative rock band from Örebro (Sweden) Surfing The Orbit is playing a special show for Lidingö Rock.
Thursday, November 5th
Icelandic indie pop band Of Monster And Men are joining "Morning Coffee with the Nordics" for a chat about the North-European music scene.
Gothic Metal Gods Paradise Lost are celebrating their latest album "Obsidian" with a unique show.
Friday, November 6th
Check out Byråkrat, the new musical project by Martin Roos (in a previous life, one of the guitarist in Swedish rock heroes Kent), who started it from the urge to create instrumental muzak for his office.
Saturday, November 7th
In KYLIE: INFINITE DISCO, Kylie Minogue will take fans through a parallel universe from solitary isolation to an alternative euphoric dance-floor community of togetherness.
Sunday, November 8th
Irish singer and songwriter Niall Horan is performing a very special, exclusive worldwide live streamed show from the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.
Tuesday, November 10th
American singer and songwriter Halsey presents "I Would Leave Me If I Could" Live Stream Moment, hosted by Moment House.
Wednesday, November 11th
American songwriter, producer and visual artist Rachael Sage delivers an Acoustic Cafe Concert, hosted by Wey Valley Radio.
Thursday, November 12th
Paul Weller is delivering a special live performance with brand new, exclusive songs, full band versions of tracks from ‘On Sunset’ and ‘True Meanings’.
American indie rock band Surfer Blood is performing a concert on Sessions: Live Music Streaming, featuring songs from their new album Carefree Theatre.
Friday, November 13th
Queens of the Stone Age will broadcast previously unseen live footage from MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, in aid of The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and Life for Paris charities, to mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack at The Bataclan.
Multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds is taking part in 'Live from Reykjavík', presented by Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Saturday, November 14th
With his song ‘Think About Things’, Icelandic singer Daði Freyr gained an army of fans and went viral on a stratospheric scale. Join his performance at 'Live from Reykjavík'.
Sunday, November 15th
Mike Skinner and The Streets are delivering a theatrical spectacle from London’s EartH in Hackney: None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Live Alive.
Monday, November 16th
Bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh is delivering an exclusive live streamed show at EFG London Jazz Festival with Fabian Almazan, Jamie Oehlers and Ben Vanderwal.
Scottish alternative blues guitarist & songwriter Dave Arcari is performing an acoustic set of covers from artists that influenced him when he started playing guitar busking on the streets of Glasgow.
Tuesday, November 17th
Luca Aquino Trio is performing at Roma Jazz Festival together with French drummer and songwriter Manu Katché, turning the stories of great boxers, such as Primo Carnera and Muhammad Ali, into music.
Wednesday, November 18th
Belgian singer-songwriter Milow is performing a live streamed show, hosted by Leverkusener Jazztage.
Thursday, November 19th
English band Right Said Fred is playing at 'That Was Then... This Is Now!', a new and innovative Online Streamed Music Show, featuring huge acts of the last sixty years with exclusive live studio performances filmed in the highest visual and audio quality.
Inimitable poly-talent Tim Minchin will perform his new album, Apart Together, in its entirety in a one-off concert to be streamed from Sydney’s iconic Trackdown Studios.
Friday, November 20th
English singer and songwriter Nick Howard is delivering his first Tea Time show: a nice way to connect and take your mind off of the craziness of this period for a moment!
Metal Band Battle Beast are performing at Tuska Utopia. Combining one-of-a-kind metal concerts, state-of-the-art music video aesthetics and an entertaining travel show, this festival sees Finnish artists performing in intriguing landscapes in the global home of heavy metal.
Saturday, November 21st
Swedish band Dark Tranquillity perform their new album "Moment" live in its entirety at Gothenburg's famed venue Stora Teatern.
Sunday, November 22nd
English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Stevens organizes a lockdown pyjama party live from her new home.
El Lobo En Tu Puerta perform in Seville at Monkey Week, the most important showcase festival in Spain and unique meeting point for independent music industry professionals.
Monday, November 23rd
Foo Fighters celebrate their 25th anniversary with an exclusive online show.
Tuesday, November 24th
Canadian-American singer Justin Nozuka is delivering a live streamed show at Bandsintown Live #Mostliked.
Banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer Curtis Eller welcomes you to the third installment of his weekly livestream series.
Wednesday, November 25th
British art rock band Django Django is be sharing an exclusive performance for Rough Trade Transmissions, celebrating new album 'Glowing In The Dark'.
Join Chasing Deer's on demand request show and enjoy their catchy and upbeat pop songs.
Thursday, November 26th
Join South African-Canadian jazz and soul singer Zaki Ibrahim performing at "Innovate Series: Cultivating Community + Healing Through Artistry", presented by Manitoba Music.
Danish singer Tim Schou is delivering his last online show of 2020 on StageIt. Don't miss it!