The Lockdown Lounge ran almost nightly from March – September 2020 streaming local live music in a professional format to fans during lockdown. The show began it’s humble beginnings in a shed in the back of the creators’ residence – with a COVID-safe plan, and isolated and socially-distanced setup allowing artists to arrive, connect, and be streamed whilst keeping within lockdown rules.
The show kicked off with huge popularity and success, as we recruited some of Brisbane’s most popular local artists to perform weekly. The show became more of an online meeting place, just like your local pub… except virtually.
As we progressed through lockdown and things started to ease, the LDL had gained such a repore with a specific group of artists and locals, that we decided to start to put the artists back on stage. We approached some venues, and Brisbane’s Irish Murphy’s agreed to allow us to run the show from the venue while still closed. This was the beginning of our Takeover Series – which also ran 4 nights a week up until (and even after) venues began to open again.