Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #3
July 2008 – Tony Kehoe
1. Polite But Insincere
2. Paper Wings
3. You’ve Got To Give Back (To Get Out Of Here)
4. A Week On Monday
(all songs from the CD It’s No Coincidence)
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SIX YEARS AGO, Tony Kehoe found himself with a little time on his hands and to keep those hands occupied, he started to play the guitar. Having being writing poetry, prose, and short stories since he was a small child he immediately began to write songs. After about six weeks and learning about as many chords, he was out gigging, doing his first performance at Heebeejeebies in Liverpool and from there he hasn’t stopped since.
LIKE MANY PEOPLE, he loves to read, watch movies and listen to music and has yet to find a favourite in any of these genres as he finds it is a constant process (his tastes can change with the turning of the radio dial).
IN CINEMA HE APPRECIATES Ingmar Bergman, Bogart, Cagney, Audrey Hepburn, Sergio Leonne while on the music side of things he enjoys Motown, Zappa, Miles Davies, World Party, Delta Blues and The Kings of Convenience. In literature he considers Captain Corelli’s Mandolin to be a modern day classic whilst loving C G Jung and Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind) amongst many others. He thinks Grayston Ellis is fabulous in modern art and in theatre he admires Stephen Berkoff.
HE WRITES SONGS FROM personal experience, entwined with his love of art and entertainment which is always in a state of constant flux. TONY HAS no formal education to speak of, but has travelled the world applying his trade as a joiner and of late has managed to stay in one place long enough to produce two beautiful daughters one aged five and the other almost one year old. He was born in Liverpool and that is where he now lives.
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Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.