From gigs to plays and quizzes, live entertainment has moved online during lockdown – and creative minds are coming up with new ideas to give us back some of the human connection we’ve lost.
Every Saturday for the past two months, Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody has sat down and written a song.
Well, he has co-written a song – with 5,000 fans on Instagram.
He asks them for chords, comes up with melodies, and puts them to a vote. He then asks for ideas for lyrics before coming back an hour later with a finished track. “Some are really good,” he says.
Lightbody also performs solo online gigs from home, but wanted to do something more collaborative too.
“You can say absolutely anything in this. It’s therapeutic and