It’s July, and here in Liverpool we’re half way through our year as European Capital of Culture. It’s been a brilliant six months so far and the next six months are sure to be jam packed with events right across the region.
SPOTLIGHT In the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight this month is Tony Kehoe. Head on over to the Spotlight page to hear four great songs on the audio show. The blog contains a transcript of the show just in case you missed anything.
There’s now a waiting list of musicians wishing to be featured in the Spotlight. Names are pulled at random from the list so that everyone has the same chance of being chosen. If you’d like to add your name to the list and you’re an acoustic musician from Liverpool or the surrounding area then email contact[at]liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
DIARY The Liverpool Acoustic Diary is going from strength to strength with more monthly and weekly events than ever before. If you’re a musician and you’d like to add your local acoustic gigs to the diary then drop us an email or use the contact page on the main website.
Some of the highlights for July include:-
Thursday 3rd – Stephen Langstaff supporting The Bangles(!) @ the Carling Academy 1 Thursday 3rd – Liverpool Music Today CD launch @ 3345 Parr Street Saturday 5th – Jessicas Ghost single launch @ The New Picket (part of Haunted House Acoustic event) Friday 11th – Thomas Joseph and Murphy ‘Weary Nights’ CD launch @ View 2 Saturday 19th – Family Folk-up presents… @ St Brides Church featuring Tramp Attack, Paul Wilkes, John Elliot and The Random Family
And for those of you interested in folk music from around the world Shanties 08 is taking place from 18th to 21st at various venues throughout the city.
You can find out more information by clicking on the name of the event in the Liverpool Acoustic Diary.
NEWS AND REVIEWS Finally, if you’ve got something you want to tell the world about then why not do it on the News and Reviews page. Let us have your acoustic news and gig reviews and we’ll publish them here.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.