Lockdown Open Mic - A virtual open mic for the lockdown generation

Live Every Tuesday at 8PM GMT

We're not accepting new members right now, but if you have any questions about Lockdown Open Mic, please send me an email.

Buy me a beer

I love running Lockdown Open Mic every week. I do it because I love y'all, I truly do.

There's a small cost to hosting the show and I'm more than happy to foot that bill, but if you wanted to buy me a beer, I'm absolutely not going to complain. I'll buy you one back when we all get together.

What's this now?

We're a group of musicians who, by and large, found eachother on the internet at the beginning of the 2020 lockdown and have been performing via Zoom every Tuesday night since.

We started Lockdown Open Mic as an online version of our favourite local open mic nights. Over time we've grown into an amazing community of performers, audience members and new friends.

We're a friendly bunch, and with zero pressure for members to perform at all (we have plenty of people who just join for a weekly dose of live entertainment)

Code of Conduct

Every open-mic I’ve been to in real life has been friendly and welcoming. This one will be no different. To ensure that, I’d like all attendees to follow some simple, common-sense rules.

  1. Don’t be a dick. That should be enough.
  2. Applaud every act.
  3. Zero-tolerance on any behaviour or language deemed to be racist, misogynistic, homophobic, or otherwise intolerant. If you disrespect any attendee, the organiser, or anybody else, you’re out.

Zoom Tips

  • Download the latest version of Zoom (there are some important updates).
  • Enable 'Original Sound' in the advanced audio settings (Video instructions here) and make sure it's turned on if you're performing.
  • Turn on your video - it's nice to see people.
  • Mute yourself when you're not speaking or performing - otherwise everyone's audio gets degraded.
  • If you can use headphones whilst performing, it'll help with echo.
  • Remember you're on camera!