The virtual busker's virtual guitar case

Hi Folks!

I am a full time musician and, as you are all well aware, there is currently nowhere to go for live music right now!

We all know how crazy things have been as Covid-19 causes chaos across the planet and this has affected so many people in all sorts of ways, including completely shutting off work for live musicians. Currently for self employed people, there is no real support to help with the loss of income due to the lockdown currently in effect.

As a musician who has seen how much live music can impact people and uplift spirits in difficult times, my instinct is to keep putting out live music however I can. To this end, I am doing regular live streamed gigs from my living room over Facebook Live. If you have arrived here after watching one of those gigs, thank you very much for watching!

I am, gratefully, not in the sort of trouble I have seen other musicians put in after all venues had to close their doors. That said, think of this page as my virtual guitar case, and the live gigs as my form of virtual busking. If you liked what you saw and have the spare change, any little donation is wonderful and appreciated.

Stay safe out there, keep up the social distancing and this will pass us by all the quicker. I can't wait to get back to performing face to face with people, but in the meantime this little experiment will hopefully give some joy to all those missing going to the pub and watching live music from someone like me!

Many thanks,

Lucas Raye.

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 22 d
  • Pam and Chris Wright 
    • £10 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 1 mo
  • Lucy Whitfield 
    • £10 
    • 1 mo
    • £5 
    • 1 mo
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Lucas Raye 
Milford on Sea, South East England, United Kingdom
Lucas Raye 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more