We are as dismayed as most people across Scotland about the impact of coronavirus and the affect it’s having on day to day life, including for bands like ours and those who operate live music venues.
The pandemic has forced us to cancel all our gigs that were lined up for 2020. This is, of course, a small sacrifice compared to what many others have had to endure by closing their businesses or, even worse, suffering from the health effects of the virus. We are, however, chomping at the bit to get back out there as soon as possible.
It’s difficult to say exactly when music venues will open again in Scotland. We can take some encouragement from countries like South Korea and Australia where life is returning to normal and public places are reopening. It’ll also be important we don’t jump the gun too early here and risk a further viral outbreak which could be more dangerous than the first.
As we wait out this lockdown, Big Tuna remains very much together as a band and we hope to be able to start rehearsing again over the next couple of months. Once venues are allowed to reopen we hope to have a bunch of new gig dates in place and we will be delighted to share all these with you.
In the meantime, we hope you stay safe, keep well and listen to lots of great music to get you through these uncertain times. They will not last forever.