Australian rock band Powderfinger has given its first concert in a decade to boost funds for these within the music business affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Frontman Bernard Fanning and bandmates Ian Haug, John Collins, Darren Middleton and Jon Coghill carried out a 40-minute set of hits, streamed dwell on YouTube on Saturday night time.
The 5 musicians have been performing remotely from completely different areas.
From an empty corridor in Brisbane, bassist John Collins inspired followers to donate to Support Act, an Australian charity that offers disaster assist to artists, crew and music staff.
“When this is over and we want to have a big world party, let’s get behind it and see some live music and get back out there and support them,” Collins mentioned.
Lead singer Bernard Fanning informed the greater than 86,000 viewers it was a “pretty strange time”.
“Lots of us are experiencing all sorts of different difficulties,” he mentioned.
“If you are struggling along with your psychological well being, it could be the primary time this has ever occurred, that you’ve got felt like this, search assist.
“There’s consultants at Beyond Blue. They may also help you out.
“You wouldn’t be the first person, you won’t be the last. There’s no shame in it.”
The band performed seven hits together with These Days and My Happiness.
Powderfinger’s final gig was in November 2010.