Updated: Mar 21, 2020
Hello friends and strangers!
Interesting times we're in right now, wouldn't you say?
Before the Great Social Distancing, Songband had a few things going on. We'd been playing banjo/accordion instrumentals every Thursday at Café Nullpunkt since August. In February we played our first Sunday brunch at the Ritz. Since last summer, we'd played the occasional Saturday night with piano, guitar, and vocals at the Waldorf-Astoria Langbar. Things were moving in a good direction generally, and we were busy and motivated. But now all the gigs are cancelled because of Miss Rona, COVID-19. So what to do?
We're continuing to learn new songs. That's not going to stop. (If you think about the statistics of how many songs there are and what percentage of those we know, it's really shameful. We probably know less than half of them!)
We're going to be working on some new promo material in hopes that in the future we might get gigs again someday. We've got a lot of songs to share, see?
And in the short term, we're trying to figure out this whole social media and live streaming thing that all the other kids seem to know about. It's not so easy; we're not very good at computers. But our first attempts (this past Thursday) were informative. After a bumpy start, we successfully did a 36-minute livestream on our YouTube channel, and a one-song test on Facebook. We plan to do some more next Thursday in place of our usual gig at Café Nullpunkt. Keep an eye out for that.
We also set up a couple ways for people to donate to us, for anyone who wants to support the music. We want you to be able to do what you want in life. If that thing you want is to give us money, here's how:
(best for a recurring donation in Euros €, also works for USD $): Patreon/Songband
(best for USD $): Paypal.me/KingElisabeth
(best for Euros €): Paypal.me/Songband
Thanks for all the support over the years. It's been fun hearing from you guys recently over the social media. We're happy to be your Songband!
Stay home, stay healthy.
Elisabeth and Ethan