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

Next Show

Tuesday 2nd November, 8pm GMT

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We're pretty much at capacity for performers at the moment, but if you'd like to be considered for a spot in a future week, please send me an email (pete@lockdownopenmic.club).

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)

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.

How do I join in?

We're pretty full at the moment, but if you'd like to be considered for a slot, please send me an email (pete@lockdownopenmic.club).

We use Zoom for the Lockdown Open Mic - an app available for every platform, phone, tablet, desktop, smart fridge, lawnmower etc. (Click here for tips on using Zoom for playing music and make sure you enable 'Original Sound)

Before each event, I’ll put a link to the Zoom room on this website and it’ll be in the calendar invite too. Then you just need to turn up any time from 8pm (UK time), turn on your camera, mute your mic, then if you want to perform let me know in the Zoom text chat and I'll put you on the list - just like a real open mic!

We'll do one song per performer at a time and move around the group to keep things flowing.

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!