Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with The Rockit King vocalist Jes Beveridge.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
BEVERIDGE: We actually did alright. We finished recording and released “Fourth Turning” and still have ten or eleven partially finished songs. It was a fairly creative period for The Rockit King.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
BEVERIDGE: For sure. We’re a productive bunch.
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
BEVERIDGE: We have certainly played a few shows since the lockdown. Other than some of the logistical stuff which can be a bit of a moving target, it’s been fun.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
BEVERIDGE: We haven’t as of yet, but we do have a YouTube presence.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
BEVERIDGE: Yeah, I do. People want to connect with other people.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
BEVERIDGE: Patreon is a really great new option for bands. Buying physical merchandise is another. If you dig the music a band is making, buy a T-Shirt, support them on Patreon.