Pop duo at Forth Bridges for worldwide online gig
Glasgow pop duo HYYTS performed a special live performance at the Forth Bridges which will be shown across the world next Thursday.
Their performance is part of a series from Scottish artists at iconic settings across the country. Music events organiser FLY has partnered with Ground Level Up, an award-winning film production company, and FELive to deliver the series of recorded online streams on its new YouTube channel: Music Is The Answer.
FLY trialled the idea as part of moving its FLY Open Air Festival online in May. It streamed Jackmaster and Jasper James from Hopetoun House resulting in over 50,000 views from people all over the world and raising thousands of pounds for charity.
Fergus Myer, Music Is The Answer, said: “With Covid-19 causing such a huge blow to all in the music industry, it’s been an incredibly difficult time, not just for venues and promoters but artists as well.
“There are so many artists out there who will lose momentum with their live shows, release streaming numbers or perhaps won’t manage to get going at all.
“Music Is The Answer will help us to push the boundaries beyond discovering, supporting and championing talent - something we always strive towards.
“The visual element will create an experience and allow a global audience, with a range of interests, to really connect with the artists and breathtaking locations, at a time travel and live shows are not permitted as well as when we return to normality.
“Music has the ability to change your mood and with everyone’s mental health suffering throughout lockdown, we believe that lifting people’s spirits through music can help.”
Adam and Sam, of HYYTS, said: “This was of the most magical gigs we’ve ever played for such lovely people in an amazing location – a real ‘pinch yourself’ moment.
“It turns out fishermen hate us but we love them, they’re just misunderstood so it’s ok :) xx.”
HYYTS’ sunset set at the Forth Bridges showcases their unique take on pop. Since their debut hit Butterflies In My Head, the Glasgow duo’s disco and alt-pop influences have seen them support acts like Culture Club and appear as the only unsigned artist to perform at the Scottish Music Awards. They are now signed to Warner Label and have just released their new single, Dreamkiller, which is also part of the Music is the Answer stream.
To view the performance from next Thursday, and others from the likes of Luke La Volpe, Vistas, Ransom FA, Callum Beattie and Be Charlotte before then, go to https://tinyurl.com/yd3v9bbz. The first stream took place on Thursday (July 16) featuring La La at Kinross House.