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Though we are producers of educational content, we don’t mind producing a little music as well!!
“Live in Lockdown” started on Saturday 12/09/2020. I’m not much of a guitarist or singer but it was probably the first public live musical performance since lockdowns began in April. In August 2020, Victorians were subjected to the harshest lockdowns on the planet so, after a month or so, I thought I’d just practice my guitar in my front yard in front of whoever was across the road at the park. It was met with a good response and within a few days people were gathering around and some were even dancing!
I have uploaded one song from each day so far.
The Youtube Playlist is at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLozVbNPqatqrX81fEImt8r2FF7x0ZvP1U or you can just click below!