Photos: Return of live music to London inspires artists

Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST
  • Step by step — and note by note — London's many musicians are getting back to work and preparing to perform new music under new public guidelines. The return of live music in the city that produced bands from the Rolling Stones to the Spice Girls is reigniting the creativity of some of London's many musicians and songwriters after 14 months of silence.
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Musician Iacopo Bertelli, front, stage name Jack Milwaukee, and Francesco Perini, stage name Pearz, at keyboards, play live on stage in front of a socially distanced crowd at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. Jack Milwaukee told AP his inspiration to create new music was reduced to zero during the pandemic but returned once the road map for reopening was clear.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Musician Iacopo Bertelli, front, stage name Jack Milwaukee, and Francesco Perini, stage name Pearz, at keyboards, play live on stage in front of a socially distanced crowd at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. Jack Milwaukee told AP his inspiration to create new music was reduced to zero during the pandemic but returned once the road map for reopening was clear.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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A sign attached on the entry door to the Moth Club in Hackney asks patrons to sanitize hands upon entry in London on May 30.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A sign attached on the entry door to the Moth Club in Hackney asks patrons to sanitize hands upon entry in London on May 30.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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A hand sanitizer station is placed at the entrance of Moth Club in Hackney, in London on May 29. The return of live music in the city that produced bands from the Rolling Stones to the Spice Girls has reignited the creativity of some of London's many working artists after 14 months of silence.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A hand sanitizer station is placed at the entrance of Moth Club in Hackney, in London on May 29. The return of live music in the city that produced bands from the Rolling Stones to the Spice Girls has reignited the creativity of some of London's many working artists after 14 months of silence.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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People wearing face masks enter the Moth Club in Hackney, prior to a live show on stage, in London on May 30. Working artists started playing again across London on May 17, but to small, socially distanced crowds.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

People wearing face masks enter the Moth Club in Hackney, prior to a live show on stage, in London on May 30. Working artists started playing again across London on May 17, but to small, socially distanced crowds.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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A waitress collects drinks whilst wearing a face mask at the Moth Club in Hackney, prior to a live show on stage, in London on May 30. Milwaukee, a 31-year-old Italian multi-instrumentalist whose real name is Iacopo Bertelli, put out his third album in late January 2020, less than two months before Britain's first coronavirus lockdown.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

A waitress collects drinks whilst wearing a face mask at the Moth Club in Hackney, prior to a live show on stage, in London on May 30. Milwaukee, a 31-year-old Italian multi-instrumentalist whose real name is Iacopo Bertelli, put out his third album in late January 2020, less than two months before Britain's first coronavirus lockdown.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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Musicians Iacopo Bertelli, left, and Francesco Perini, pose backstage at the Moth Club in Hackney, prior to their live show on stage, in London on May 30. The pair performed last week in London, playing a series of four socially distanced shows in three days to a crowd that averaged 70.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Musicians Iacopo Bertelli, left, and Francesco Perini, pose backstage at the Moth Club in Hackney, prior to their live show on stage, in London on May 30. The pair performed last week in London, playing a series of four socially distanced shows in three days to a crowd that averaged 70.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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Musician Francesco Perini, sanitizes his keyboards prior to a live socially distanced performance at the Moth Club in Hackney, in London on May 30. Perini, like Milwaukee is an Italian based in London, also has a fulltime job at an optician's shop. After being furloughed and finding himself at home with too much free time, he told AP he started seeking solace from alcohol.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Musician Francesco Perini, sanitizes his keyboards prior to a live socially distanced performance at the Moth Club in Hackney, in London on May 30. Perini, like Milwaukee is an Italian based in London, also has a fulltime job at an optician's shop. After being furloughed and finding himself at home with too much free time, he told AP he started seeking solace from alcohol.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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Iacopo Bertelli and Francesco Perini play in front of a socially distanced crowd at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. During the second part of 2020, Perini, an experienced musician and member of Italian psychedelic rock band The Hacienda turned some ideas into music. He said the process, spending up to eight hours a day writing and recording, has been a huge relief in terms of getting him back to a regular daily routine.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Iacopo Bertelli and Francesco Perini play in front of a socially distanced crowd at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. During the second part of 2020, Perini, an experienced musician and member of Italian psychedelic rock band The Hacienda turned some ideas into music. He said the process, spending up to eight hours a day writing and recording, has been a huge relief in terms of getting him back to a regular daily routine.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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Iacopo Bertelli and Francesco Perini play in front of a socially distanced crowd at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. Milwaukee's songwriting ability also came back strong during the lockdown. Besides splitting his time as a sound technician at venues around London, he has started to write and record his fourth album.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Iacopo Bertelli and Francesco Perini play in front of a socially distanced crowd at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. Milwaukee's songwriting ability also came back strong during the lockdown. Besides splitting his time as a sound technician at venues around London, he has started to write and record his fourth album.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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Members of staff wear face masks as they watch Jack Milwaukee perform at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. And with lockdown measures progressively being eased in London, Milwaukee can look forward to a European tour, which is scheduled to put him on stage in venues across the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and France. He'll also get the chance to perform in countries where his solo project M!R!M's success is growing.(Alberto Pezzali / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:58 PM IST

Members of staff wear face masks as they watch Jack Milwaukee perform at the Moth Club in Hackney, London on May 30. And with lockdown measures progressively being eased in London, Milwaukee can look forward to a European tour, which is scheduled to put him on stage in venues across the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and France. He'll also get the chance to perform in countries where his solo project M!R!M's success is growing.(Alberto Pezzali / AP)

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