It is with great sadness that I have to announce that my tour of Denmark, Australia and the UK has been cancelled due to lockdowns, travel bans and event cancellations in relation to COVID-19. This is the safest and wisest steps to take, to reduce the spread of the virus and put the health of audiences, stage crews and musicians first. Understandably, this has caused a considerable amount of financial hardship. With 37 shows and counting cancelled, I have not only lost a considerable amount of money that was spent on flights, but also three months worth of income. I started 2020 with financial uncertainty, after having complex reconstructive knee surgery in December and taking time off work at the beginning of the year. These shows were my ‘get back in the saddle’ shows – a financial lifeline. Now, they are gone, and there is uncertainty of when us musicians will ever tour again. The industry is crumbling.
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“I’m absolutely gutted, I understand that thousands of musicians have been affected. But when you consider the amount of effort and time it takes to create a tour, and then it all to come crashing down in 24 hours, it is truly scary. I graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland last year, and this is my first year of being a full-time professional musician. Between the knee surgery, and this, it has been a bumpy ride. Now, I’m taking my career online and would appreciate all the support and help I can get”.