Among the crop of artists performing impromptu gigs via social media these days is Elvis Costello, who uploaded a video on Friday as a benefit to the UK’s National Health Service in its efforts battling the coronavirus pandemic.
In the video, Elvis Costello plays a song and then answers fan questions and generally just does whatever he wants in front of the camera:
It’s part of a charity campaign helping the NHS in its ongoing efforts during this time. Via the charity donation site:
Our amazing NHS staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to care for COVID-19 patients. And we want them to know the country has also got their back. We are so proud and in awe of NHS staff and volunteers as they work tirelessly to save lives! This means staying away from their homes and families, working day and night, to treat as many people as possible in need of care.
We, the nation, can help. Let’s show our gratitude and respect for the frontline NHS, and together beat this virus.
As NHS staff and volunteers look after COVID-19 patients in their greatest hour of need, we can help take care of the well-being of our NHS people.
AND YOU CAN HELP!
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Tonight 7:30PM GMT Elvis Costello from isolation. Tune into @artists4nhs for a specially 'pre-recorded' message and performance recorded for @Artists4NHS a movement inspired by NHS workers battling Covid19. Please donate generously – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/NHSCharitiesCOVID19