If lockdown left you low-down and listless, you had no idea what day it was and the only lighthouse of the week was Vika & Linda‘s Sunday Sing Song, then you were not alone. Over ten weeks, thousands of viewers in search of a signpost swiped their social screens and tuned in to the divine voices and elegant antics of Australia’s beloved songbirds.
From Many Rivers to Cross to Bridge Over Troubled Water we cried, we sighed, we laughed and cheered as the veil of viral uncertainly was temporarily lifted and the dreamy voices and surprise guests streamed into our quivering, housebound hearts.
Guest musicians included Dion Hirini, Cameron Bruce, Watski Drums, Diesel Music, Paul Kelly and the behind the scenes dream team of manger Lisa, beloved children Nia and Kiki and cameos from Iggypup the wonder dog.
Perhaps the entertainment industry has been the hardest hit during this era, and while hospitality is trying on new training wheels as restaurants reopen, many musicians cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, most without a gig until 2021 – and if they are not eligible for the JobKeeper program, then things are very dim indeed.
While creativity can be the king of cures, it still takes time to bake, shake, record and roll out new tunes, programs and products. Please help our Australian Music Industry by donating to Support Act, the heart & hand of Australian Music as a place to start.
And if you’ve had the great pleasure of the free stream how about celebrating with your version of the Brown Butter Polenta Cake with Maple Caramel? Recipe below.
So, bear a thought for the show-folk you love, buy their albums, download a song or add a rockin’ T. Shirt to your tracky dacks today.
Vika & Linda
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