A Louth DJ lifted spirits during the coronavirus crisis and inspired his street to sing and dance outside their own homes with a live set from his own garden.
Taron Lee, 31, has worked as a farmer for most of his life for A & C Stubbs and Sons in Calcethorpe. He also works in Louth, Grimsby and Cleethorpes as a DJ through his own business Lee’s Entertainment.
He was fully booked for most of the year, except for harvest time, but everything is now on hold due to coronavirus and he’s had to cancel most of his DJ appearances.
The latest set, which he performed whilst following social distancing guidelines, was inspired by a Facebook post inviting people to dance on their doorsteps to the song Reach for the Stars by S Club 7 at 7pm on Sunday, April 5.
Taron decided he would stream a short 30-minute DJ set for the locals live on Facebook, which got a generally positive reaction.
He told Lincolnshire Reporter that it was great to see the amazing community spirt on show as he played songs including You’ve Got The Love by Florence and the Machine, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond and Reach for the Stars.
The biggest reaction came when he played Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream.
He said: “It gave me a massive buzz and that’s why we do the job and it was great to see people out dancing.
“Some moaned that I’d encouraged people to come out, but everyone stuck to their own gardens and were two metres apart, singing and dancing and there was a really good reaction.
“I miss going out on a Friday and Saturday as music is a key part of my life.”
Not only did the recent set make him feel really positive, but he was also boosted by Radio One calling him after he tweeted to request Chris Stark’s farming remix of Waiting for Love by Avicii.
The radio station called him for a chat before playing the request, which he said always has a massive impact on farmers.