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Wednesday April 15, 2020 Written by Published in Entertainment
1 Inch Funk will be performing on the Motone Live Stream Sessions today. From left lead vocalist Roni Perkins, vocalist/guitar player Jim Perkins and bassist Mii Taokia. The band also include drummer Mo Newport.  20041414/15 1 Inch Funk will be performing on the Motone Live Stream Sessions today. From left lead vocalist Roni Perkins, vocalist/guitar player Jim Perkins and bassist Mii Taokia. The band also include drummer Mo Newport. 20041414/15

Musicians are hurting because they are unable to share their creation with the public, local producers say.

So Glenda Tuaine says the Motone Live Stream Sessions, starting today on their Facebook page, will allow them to stay connected with their audience.  It is also Cook Islands’ way of sharing the love with the rest of the world under Covid-19 lockdown.

“In this crazy world that has all of us separated, quarantined in your homes around the world we want to share some tropical love to you,” she says.

“All musicians, artists and creative people are hurting because they don’t have a platform to share their talent. Their income has also been affected.

“We don’t know how we are going to make money out of it but at least through this we can share with the rest of the world our beautiful talented people.”

The first livestream session tunes up today, with 1 Inch Funk performing their newest songs at 1pm.

The band comprises of bassist Mii Taokia on bass, lead singer Roni Perkins, her husband Jim on guitar, and drummer Mo Newport. Until the end of last month, they played at Charlie’s Bar in Titikaveka every Saturday – now they have to discover a new way of reaching their fans.

“We would rather have a live audience because we love live interaction and people love hanging out with each other,” Jim Perkins says.

“It is a slightly different format, it’s interesting and will be a learning experience for us.”

Friday’s second session will feature Trigger Fish then hopefully local musician Kahiki Tehaamatai next week.

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