Live music is being hit badly by the Coronavirus but there are ways of fighting back. Zoom video-conferencing software offers us a great way of getting together sharing live video and sound. It has new security features incorporated that we make full use of.
So we have established our own Virtual Open Mic club. During the course of the evening we will enjoy entertainment – mostly musical – from IVC and Meetup members and friends from the Open Mic circuit.
The club will open at 7pm to give folks time to check in, have a chat and maybe rehearse a little – there are a few tweaks musicians will need to make to get live music to work properly on Zoom and we will talk you through these.
From 8pm we will be entertained by a succession of musicians and other entertainers – whatever folks want to offer. This is open to all IVC members and their friends to either offer some entertainment or just watch. There will be time to chat between the performances and we will set up a side room where folks can meet away from the entertainment for a quiet chat.
Click on https://zoom.us/j/4689584830 using your PC (with video/microphone) or laptop or iPad or Tablet or Smart phone. Download the app and indicate your name (only necessary on your first Zoom visit). You will enter the waiting room and Dave will invite you into the Virtual Open Mic club. Turn on sound and video. See you there!