And then I realised, it's cause live performances in bars, clubs, hotel function rooms, are all illegal at the moment.
And has been since 7th January 2022.

56% of people in the music industry have suffered anxiety and depression in the last 12 months thanks to Government restrictions.

If anyone is interested here's a survey Musicians Foundation ran in June this year:
It's taken from press release page:

I hope this forum becomes active again soon.