It might be a Stay-at-Home Valentine's day this year, but you can still fill it with some amazing live music to share with your special one!
While the hopeless romantic and those that always plan the "perfect" date months ahead are probably freaking out right now, the current situation offers at least a few opportunities to be spontaneous and creative.
Whether you are planning to impress your loved ones with a candle lit gourmet meal and fancy wines or a candle lit pizza and beer on the couch, GigsGuide's Cupid is here with a few tips to get you in the mood and help you create the perfect musical atmosphere for your home-date.
And if Corona is currently keeping you apart from the person your heart belongs to, you can still connect together to watch a virtual concert with an artist you both love and make the distance disappear, at least for a moment.
Friday, 12th February
Trio Dhoore brilliantly typifies the young generation of Belgian folk musicians.
Inspired by the traditional music of the southern Low Countries, Flemish rhythms and the traditions of central France, they prove that acoustic music can swing, arouse emotions and be very modern in its simplicity. Enjoy their live-streamed show from Studio Trad.
JBTV Music Television is the longest running music television program in the business. After 30+ years of ground breaking shows, JBTV presents Revolution Television Virtual Festival: three days of never before seen performances and content from some of the coolest bands on the planet! The lineup includes The Smashing Pumpkins, Biffy Clyro, Portugal. The Man, Frank Turner, Fall Out Boy and more.
American rock band Jimmy Eat World is closing their "Phoenix Sessions" series of concerts tonight and will perform their album 'Clarity' in full.
Saturday, 13th February
German saxophonist and singer Stephanie Lottermoser presents "This Time", hosted by International Jazz-Club A-Train in Berlin.
Stephanie recently released a single called "What Kind of Lovesong", a romantic and seductive soundtrack for lovers' day!
Scottish post-rock band Mogwai celebrate the release of their new album 'As The Love Continues' (perfectly on subject :D) with an exclusive premiere performance at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow.
The elegant surroundings of the candle lit hall of the historic Vibiana will create the right atmosphere for Ry X's performance.
This one-off, multi-camera event features the Australian musician accompanied by a string ensemble and performing a breath-taking set of re-imagined fan favorites including “Berlin”, “Howling” and “Only”.
Sunday, 14th February
Wanna take your partner on a journey to the stars and back again?
Then join Martin Herzberg and his string band. Martin’s music touches your soul and allows you to escape in contemplation. Besides the songs of Martin‘s latest album 'Stars', you will get to hear some the most beautiful melodies from his previous works.
Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes first met when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. The first time they sang together they found a sound Texas Monthly calls "undeniably intimate".
Lose yourself into the cosy harmonies of Dawn and Hawkes on their Valentine Brunch Live Stream!
Blake Lewis is performing original love songs along with many other classic jazz and contemporary pop romantic ballads with amazing guitarist Luca Pino in a special show called 'Love Songs for Lovers'.
Love is in the air (wear a mask!)
Full disclosure: I'll be honest, doing a Valentine's blog post felt a bit cheeky and predictable. It is apparently also very good for SEO, though. So even if you find Valentine's day silly, I hope you will forgive us for our unashamed attempt to ride the wave and catch a few extra clicks too.
The good news is that there are loads of great virtual concerts of all kind of genres, Valentine-themed and not, for you to discover on the GigsGuide homepage and enjoy, on Valentine's day and any other day of the year.
And don't forget to tell all the important people in your life about us, we guarantee they'll love you even more ;)