The Music Venue Trust charity has launched a fundraising campaign - #saveourvenues - to help save over 500 grassroots gig venues in the UK from the threat of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Music Venue Trust says that there are current 556 venues at risk of closure since live concerts were indefinitely stopped last month.
They have enlisted the help of Frank Turner, no stranger himself to many a grassroots venue to encourage Artists, Music Fans & Local Communities to act together to prevent their local grassroots music venue from permanently closing.
Visit http://saveourvenues.co.uk to find out how you can get involved.
At the moment, there are no Essex venues listed as being under threat.
If you know any that are, contact Music Venue Trust to set up a crowdfunding page.