Monday 27 February 2017

Eliza Doolittle's Facebook first

Eliza Doolittle thinks that digital gigs could be the future
Eliza Doolittle thinks that digital gigs could be the future

Eliza Doolittle admitted it was "hard" playing to an empty London jazz club while fans logged in online.

In a Facebook first, the star performed hits like Skinny Genes, Rollerblades, Mr Medicine and Pack Up at Ronnie Scott's to a virtual audience audience - estimated to be thousands - during the gig, hosted by Carphone Warehouse to launch the new INQ Cloud Touch smartphone.

"I am honoured that this is the first UK live gig on Facebook, I can't believe it hasn't been done before," she said before the gig.

"I did a live stream in New York before, and it's kind of weird not being able to talk back to anyone, not hearing the applause, not seeing any faces and not knowing if it is all going well or not."

The singer - whose real name is Eliza Caird - predicted digital gigs could be the future.

"I definitely see a future on YouTube. People already put up covers and songs on there, so why not do it live? It gives the artist an edge then," she added.

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