A virtual gig where you can actually chat with the performers

As the global pandemic rages on, musicians all over the world have gone online to perform for us and bring us closer together with their melodies. Many Singaporean artists have done the same, using digital platforms big and small to keep on doing what they love most.

One such platform is Music Matters Live from Home, an online space created by the organisers behind the eponymous music festival, where not just local artists but those from the Southeast Asian region and beyond have taken to the stage. And now, come June 3, none other than Canadian superstar band Simple Plan will be rocking our screens with a multi-act virtual concert.

More than just a performance, the rock group is using their clout to set the stage for other musicians, and the artist fee they get from this goes right back to the other performers taking part in this collaborative gig. The June 3 set-up is also only the first in a series of six episodes happening over the coming weeks.

Expect artists from Singapore like RRILEY, Sezairi, iNCH, Aisyah Aziz and Narelle to be joining in, as well as names like Sheppard from Australia, Teddy Adhitya from Indonesia, Lil J from Malaysia, among many others.

And unlike most real-life music concerts, you'll get to interact and chat with the performers via chat. The performances on-screen are actually pre-recorded, so the artists are free to chat with fans in real-time as the livestream is happening.

To tune in, simply pop into Music Matters Live's Facebook and YouTube channels, or Visit Singapore’s Facebook page. The first episode plays June 3, 10pm, with subsequent episodes slated for Jun 10, 17 and 24, and Jul 1 and 8.


More on Music Matters Live from Home here.