Dublin singer Gavin James has said his upcoming charity gig over live stream, which will be broadcast from his living room, will be "good craic".

The 28-year-old singer, who has raised almost €3,000 for the charity ALONE in support of their recently launched phone line for older people who are concerned about Coronavirus, will broadcast a live gig on multiple platforms on Thursday. 

Speaking on the Ray D’Arcy Show, James said: "I’m doing a live stream from my gaff at 8pm. I’m going to call it ‘Gaff-in James Gig’ or something like that," he laughed.

"I’m going to broadcast it from my living room. It’s going to be on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. It will be me and the guitar and I’ll be on the piano a little bit - it will be good craic."

ALONE has received hundreds of calls to their Covid-19 support line for older people since it launched, and has extended its opening hours to include Saturdays and Sundays.

"It’s all for them. We’re on almost €3,000 so far, which is great. After every song I’ll be encouraging people to donate," James said. 

The Glow chart-topper is at home practicing social distancing and admits he’s trying to stay positive and busy during this difficult time, and has found cooking to be a worthwhile distraction. 

"At the start, I was on Twitter constantly refreshing everything, but I’m kind of trying to stay away from it now, and cook things instead, and staying in the kitchen.

"I never knew how to cook. I’ve been Deliveroo’in for forever and getting curries, and now I’m starting to cook everything, 

"I’m trying to make pizza from scratch. It’s going to be absolutely shocking but I’ll let you know how it is. By next week I’ll be a genius," he laughed. 

Gavin’s live gig will take place at 8pm on Thursday, March 19 at 8pm. Keep an eye on his social media accounts for the official link.