During this COVID19 Pandemic, a lot of our Papua New Guinean Music Artists and Musicians have found it difficult to entertain their fans and also to host music gigs here in the city and also around the country.
However, for Chris Cobb, he has come up with an idea of hosting a live stream of his ‘Sunday Soul Sessions’ at his CCM Studio which he usually sings covers of songs and also it is about sharing soulful music with his viewer audiences live online.
Chris Sese Cobb, 30 years old from a mixed parentage of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and Bulolo in Morobe Province grew up in East New Britain Province and was raised by his Australian Father, Ian Cobb.
He is married with two (2) children.
Chris Cobb added on saying that the Sunday Soul Session’s have been inspired by a desire to be able to perform and share music with people no matter where they are but also during these struggling COVID19 Pandemic time.
“It is an opportunity for me to have a jam and take in requests from people as well as invite fellow musicians to come and have a jam with me and share that with an online audience.”
“He continued saying that since bars and clubs have restrictions on live performances, this gives both the artists and the people who enjoy music to continue to connect musically during these tough times.”
When asked where he got the inspiration from to host this live sessions, he said that he lost some live gig opportunities due to the COVID19 restrictions and he has had to think outside of the box for ways he could continue to engage with his fans.
“I was inspired by a number of online music events I’ve been watching on YouTube such as the ‘Tiny Desk’ concert concept.
Chris Cobb has hosted 4 consecutive Sunday’s of Sunday Soul Sessions so far and this weekend will be the fifth (5th) session and this week he will be performing alongside Sean Rii and Kugypt.
He has featured on Sunday Soul Sessions other talented and upcoming music artists like Eli Kuliniasi who was a finalist on season 6 of Vocal Fusion who he has met during the competition.
“I have also had David and Christine Vaname from the Insomnia Band and in the coming week I will be having over my good brother and Producer DJ Toxic Mahn in the studio with me as well as with Wesley Midian aka Professor Lee.”
Mr Cobb has said that the online sessions are getting more and more popular each week and he is planning on continuing to host these sessions and most importantly to invite Papua New Guinean artists to share their magic with him down at the CCM studio.
“Eventually I’d like to look at a venue partnership to host these live sessions, even beyond Covid-19 times.”
Chris Cobb fans can tune in at 6pm this Sunday (11th April) to watch Mr Cobb alongside Kugypt and Sean Rii perform for you some covers and some of their awesome hits.