Author: Benita Johnson

 

Fundraising series finished

Well, that felt epic! A live stream show every Saturday night through August. I had never done live stream shows before and it was a bit of an experiment. I’ve had some lovely feedback and those of you who’ve been in touch certainly seem to have enjoyed it. Since I was based at home and it was never going to come close to simulating the proper gig experience, my idea was to get a bit silly and treat it more as TV, sacrificing perfection in sound quality in aid of providing a slightly off the wall performance experience. There were the inevitable tech issues, but we did quite well overall. Additionally, I managed to raise Β£100 for the UK charity Help Musicians (Musicians Benevolent Fund), so all in a good cause πŸ™‚

Thank you to everyone who participated, donated and helped push those viewing figures up. The most brilliant thing about it, for me, was reconnecting with you all. I’m very much looking forward to seeing you all again in person – fingers crossed for 2021!!

Fundraising Live Streams EVERY SATURDAY in AUGUST 8.30pm

I’m live streaming on my YouTube channel: Benita Johnson 2020 this Saturday, and every Saturday through August, to help raise funds for the UK charity HELP MUSICIANS (Musicians Benevolent Fund).

Here is the link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAGjUvSX4tFja1aN1EBHbUw

For fundraising info see here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenitaJohnson

There is no pressure to donate. I will not be keeping tabs. Give if you can. If you can’t, you can listen for free and I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

Note: Each live show will still be available to watch after the event, for a limited time.

Please tune in, consider subscribing to my channel and say hi if you can πŸ™‚

For more info about the charity, go here: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/

YouTube Series

I’m going to be live streaming shows from home every Saturday through August, 8.30pm (GMT).

This film will explain: https://youtu.be/tsuJsjntgGo

Please feel free to subscribe to the channel – Benita Johnson 2020 – and put the dates in your diary πŸ™‚

Virtual Gig 31.5.20

Stan’s Online Showcase: Episode #2 has asked me to record a set for them to air online. I have very happily agreed.

You can find out all about it here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2900513123403400/

The show kicks off this Sunday 6pm. I’m first up. If you can’t make it, the show will still be available for a while afterwards.

Let me know what you think!! πŸ™‚

Coronavirus

On 14/3/20 it seemed likely that there would be unavoidable disruption to things like gigs and events, as a result of concerns over the spread of Coronavirus. Sure enough, those gigs that I didn’t cancel, got cancelled anyway. These are hard times indeed for self-employed performers, promoters and venues. Many of us, everywhere, are facing hard decisions and significant challenges. Some of us are grieving. I acknowledge that I am very lucky in many respects. If you are reading this, whoever you are, consider yourself *hugged* …

I am currently working on doing live shows, in the most entertaining and audience-focussed way possible. I like live performance, so this is an adjustment for me and I want to do it as well as I can. A few gigs are going to start to filter in, now, so stay posted.

Thank you. Stay safe πŸ™‚

Thurs. 2nd Apr. 2020 *CANCELLED* – Somerset Gig

2 x 45min sets at THE LITTON, Near Wells, Somerset, BA3 4PW

Set starts 8pm. https://thelitton.co.uk/

Sun. 19th Apr. * CANCELLED* Morwenstow – Bude

Sunday Guest Slot gig at The Bush Inn, Morwenstow, Nr Bude, North Cornwall.

Music kicks off 6pm. I’ll be on a bit later. Free entry.

5/12/19 Acoustic Buzz

Supporting AGS CONNELLY at The Beehive, Prospect St, SN1 3JS

SWINDON.

8PM.