Niagara-on-the-Lake band Back in the Daze is bringing an online performance to people across town and beyond this Saturday.
The five-piece cover band is known locally for playing various festivals, including Peach Festival, Icewine Festival, Oast House events, Village Supper Market, NOTL Sailing Club gatherings and Pumphouse picnics.
They play music from the '60s, '70s and' 80s, and are known for covering bands like the Beatles, Eagles, Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder.
Bass player Scott Robinson said the online show is a chance to connect with fans and people in town who would normally see them live in concert.
This year presented a challenge for the band, with most live music being cancelled due to COVID-19. So, the band has been forced to rethink how they can share their music and performances.
“Since the pandemic began, we've shifted our whole strategy from what used to be playing at bars and weddings and events across the region, to now being an online engagement band. So, we started out at the beginning of the quarantine with doing a weekly video series, which was really popular. And then a month ago we tried out the livestream and found that to be a great success. So, we're bringing that back.”
Robinson said they played another show about a month ago and it was really successful, with more than 7,000 views of the video.
“People really loved it,” he said. “So we're excited to bring it back now, especially as restrictions are being put in again, to bring some joy into people's homes.”
“And it's totally fun. It's a great time to get together with my best friends, play music and bring joy to people.”
Anyone who wants to tune in can do so at the band's Facebook page, Back in the Daze.