Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #5
September 2008 – Lizzie Nunnery
1. Moving With The Moon
2. Pubs That Never Close
3. Concertina (live)
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Lizzie Nunnery is a 26 year old singer songwriter. She self released her first EP, “Monkeys and Devils,” in 2006, from which Moving With The Moon is taken.
Fish Records had this to say about the EP. “Hugely impressive lyrics and delicate acoustic backing make Monkeys and Devils a strong disc, but it’s her voice that really stands out. These are mature and fully rounded songs and the whole production and feel of the disc is much more than you’d expect from a debut release. She’s certainly a real talent, and one to watch for the future……”
Lizzie has played a hostof venues around the UK and has supported musicians including J.D Souther, Little Feat, Jim Moray and Tobias Froberg. She has made several appearances on BBC Radio, including a live performance on BBC Radio 3, and was the BBC Liverpool unsigned artist of the month for November 2006.
Lizzie is also an award winningplaywright, with her most recent stage play “Intemperance,” receiving a 5 star review in the Guardian. She is currently under commission to BBC Radio 4 to write a play with songs entitled “The Singer”.
Her eagerly anticipatedsecond EP, “Hungry” was released in March, 2008.
As well as being available to listen to on the Hungry EP, the live track Concertina can also be watched as part of a concert available on DVD called ‘Live From Flat 1’ Reviews Live review“It’s a performance that begins to reveal some of the best songs of the evening, as well as some innovative arrangements. Lizzie interlaces her solid strums with sublime, picked passages, mixing in vocals which sit somewhere not too far away from Kate Bush.” Manchestermusic.co.uk
“Nu-folk with a knack for a melody and some quirky lyrics. Lizzie is unique enough to stand out from the crowd but accessible enough to get her noticed on a wider scale. Clever songs, beautifully recorded, perfectly delivered. Who says you can’t have it all?” Liverpool.com Magazine on “Hungry” EP
“It is Lizzie’s enchanting voice that really draws you in to her sublime world; a fragile tremolo that makes you want to sit close and listen to her stories…It is the title track that impresses the most, with a catchy refrain and dark, menacing accompaniment. This track could well be one of the best songs you’ll hear all year.” Mike Wilson, Folking.com on “Hungry EP”
Thank you to Lizzie for making her music available for the show. You can find out all about her at her website, where you can buy her 2 EPs, DVD, and the scripts for her plays.
If you want to hear more of Lizzie then check out Show 51 of the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast from April 2008 which was recorded at the Hungry EP launch earlier in the year. The podcast is a fortnightly acoustic music show featuring some of the best, podsafe acoustic music from across the whole of the UK, so if you like the Liverpool Acoustic music then you’ll love the rest of the music on the show.
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The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
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.