We are lucky to have numerous musicians living on Gozo and spoilt for choice when it comes to live gigs. Usually you don’t have to walk too far before you hear someone singing or playing in a bar or restaurant on the island and local musician Bob Morrison covers everything from The Beatles to Deacon Blue. Although retired his love and passion for performing keeps him busy throughout the year playing in bars like The Glassbox in Marsalforn, a really busy little place – especially through the summer. We asked him how the current situation has affected him and how he is getting by without a real life audience.
So how is Bob spending his time through this period you may ask? Mostly, ensuring family and friends are all safe which includes many an international conversation with folk back in the UK which is quite hard considering the distance. Walking the dogs also takes preference and of course practising my singing & guitar with some old and new songs is a daily ritual.
He is also loving some of the positive things that this period is bringing, having mostly realised how much we take our freedom for granted. He believes that people are now more concerned for their neighbours and have more compassion for each other.
Bob hopes…that everyone will keep up the good work they are doing to help others and he also hopes that we all realise how fragile life is. He will certainly continue to give us hope as he has his guitar.
Hear more from Bob on our WATCH pages and look out for more music soon.
Author Andrea Britton @andreabritton