AN AYR singer and songwriter is showing his support for NHS staff by hosting a live session on Facebook with all proceeds going to charity.

Chris Andreucci, 21, who is signed to Century Music Group in Nashville, will be performing a live session on his Facebook page at 8pm tonight (Friday, April 3) with viewers able to use a virtual tip jar and request songs for him to play.

All money raised will go to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 urgent appeal which supports NHS staff and volunteers caring for patients with coronavirus.

Chris’ management team have already declared that they will donate the first £100 to the appeal.

The singer said: “It is incredible what NHS staff are doing amid this pandemic. They are on the frontline in a very scary situation.

“With everyone applauding their work on Thursdays at 8pm I wanted to show my appreciation for the work they are doing and hopefully share some positivity.”

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Chris also spoke of the challenges facing musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic with many performances either postponed or cancelled.

He said: “Like all musicians, I have taken a hit financially which is frustrating but every cloud has a silver lining and with the Facebook sessions it still gives me a chance to interact with the audience.”

He added: “I am sure it won’t be too long before we are back performing in front of an audience and all having a good time.”

To take part in the live stream visit Chris’ Facebook page: