Performers to Listen to Live on Social Media

Instagram Live, previously a place for celebrities to offer civilians slick glimpses into their private spaces, has thankfully been repurposed as a live gig venue, abuzz with musicians doing what they can for us from their living rooms. 

Patti Smith and her daughter Jesse Paris Smith got together to serenade their followers through the screen. The sublime Andrea Bocelli gave a moving performance from the Duomo di Milano; but he’s also singing unforgettable songs from home.

Unknown artists are sharing their original songs; yes, the lighting can be terrible and it’s hard not to get distracted by what’s going on in the background sometimes, but mostly it’s a wonderful way to discover new artists or listen to old favourites in a different way.

Here are some of musicians that the PAKT team have been listening to while self-isolating.

Karen Elson @misskarenelson 

Hauser @hausercello

Jamie Campbell Bower @bowerjamie 

Lee Hi @leehi_hi

Chilli Chiltern @chilli.chilton 

H.E.R @hermusicofficial

Joyce Cheng @princejoyce

Christine and the Queens @christineandthequeens

Zak Abel @zakabel

Pink @pink

Ju-ne @juneeeeeeya

Sam Smith @samsmith

Ben Platt @bensplatt

Gwen Stefani @gwenstefani & Blake Shelton @blakeshelton

Lizzo @lizzobeeating

Gen Hoshino @iamgenhoshino

John Legend @johnlegend