Jon’s fabulous music making to support our key workers

We are really proud of Jon Wallis from our Direct Payments support team who’s been cheering up neighbours, key workers and supporters from across the country with his and his father’s fabulous music making.

Watch the video of Jon and his Dad last night. Click the full screen button to see the video better.

We asked Jon to tell us a little about his music making during the lockdown and he said:

“For the last few weeks it seems that the entire country has stood on their doorsteps at 8pm on a Thursday night to applaud the NHS and key workers.

On the 16th of April musicians were encouraged by a band called Skerryvore to join in by playing a piece of music they were releasing as a charity single called “Everyday Heroes”. This was to be played at the same time on doorsteps around the country. My Father and I joined in and received lots of positive comments from the neighbours (which was both surprising and a relief).

On 17th April this track hit the Scottish number 1 and they created a video using clips from musicians around the country, which you can see here:

The following day the National Youth Orchestra asked for musicians to play “Ode to Joy” on their doorsteps and again we joined in.

Given the positive response to both of these doorstep performances I’ve now been press-ganged into joining my Father and playing something every Thursday. The plan is to choose a different song each week to celebrate the efforts of NHS and key workers and to raise smiles with our neighbours.  This week we chose to play “Love is All Around” by the Troggs and more recently covered by Wet Wet Wet.

It’s a difficult time for everyone at the minute and therefore important to do what we can to support our local communities.  The idea of sharing our music is to break the monotony of Lockdown and share something to brighten people’s days (even if it is just to laugh at us!)”

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Thanks very much.

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