MORNINGTON Peninsula musicians are emerging from an COVID-enforced break from performing before live audiences.
They were not always quiet during this year’s lockdowns, but most agree that streaming live over the internet is not the same as receiving feedback from an audience.
One of the live music venues set to go with a series of concerts is the Pig and Whistle Tavern at main Ridge.
Music was again being played late last month when the tavern hosted a private entertainment industry networking event ahead of a series of live shows leading into Christmas and for the following 12 months.
The networking event enabled musicians and punters to chat, celebrate and play live.
The Pig & Whistle plans to use its outdoor area, cellar door and a “multi-performance space”, to “provide employment and a hub for creatives”, booking agent Heidi Luckhurst said.
Live music will be played on Sundays throughout summer, with emerging artists having a chance to express themselves on Saturdays.
Luckhurst said there would also be small festivals and concerts.
Musicians who played at the tavern in the lead up to Christmas included Oskar Proy, Darcy Fox, Tim Stout, Bo Jenkins and Erik Parker.
First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 22 December 2020