One two, one two: the Scottish bands teaming up to support roadies

Road crews are the hidden victims of Covid’s decimation of live music, but a new benefit record aims to give them a lift

This has been a tough year for musicians, but it has been even harder on their road crews. The guitar wranglers, tech magicians and flightcase-luggers who make gigs happen have seen tours of all sizes delayed or even totally cancelled. Earlier this year, the global mega-promoter Live Nation launched a relief fund to offer financial aid to backstage staff, supported by big-ticket acts such as Lady Gaga and Billy Joel. But with the entire live music ecosystem in limbo, help is urgently needed at a grassroots level.

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