Staying in really is the new going out
JIMMY'S is to take its live music online as of tonight, following government advice to avoid non-essential contact due to Coronavirus.
They hope to stream live music every night from 9pm on their Instagram page - starting tonight with a performance from The Amazon's Matt Thomson.
A statement on their social media said, “We want music to be a leading light in these dark times. With the issues around show cancellations throughout the music industry, Jimmy’s has put out a rallying call to fellow musicians to bring some positivity to music fans around the world.
“This is the first of what we hope will be a whole series of isolation gigs broadcast via the Jimmy's Instagram channel every night at 9pm.
"Matt Thomson from The Amazons is a legend and we are so grateful to him for getting involved with this.
“We’re encouraging musicians to reach out to Jimmy’s to support this initiative and perform on our channel to keep spirits high and keep music alive.”
Jimmy's opened a three-floor venue in Liverpool last year with a bar, gig space, and restaurant. A new Jimmy's Manchester is expected to open later this year in Ancoats.
If you're a musician and you'd like to take part in their 'isolation gigs', email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music fans: head to instagram.com/jimmys at 9pm tonight (Tuesday) to catch the gig from The Amazons.