Hannah Platt is a young singer-songwriter from Liverpool. Her influences include Ryan Adams, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Wilco, Martha Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, Neil Young (ok, we’ll stop her there – she could go on all day!). Last year she ran her own successful Satori & Song event which built up a very good reputation for top quality acoustic acts.
Karen Cleary was born into a family of very talented musicians. Her parents are veterans of the legendary Cavern era of 1960s Liverpool – her mother a gifted bass guitar player and her father a very well respected guitarist and multi-musician. Karen cut her musical teeth playing in a girl band, followed by a 5 year stint in a Corrs tribute band (the best tribute band, according to Andrea Corr herself!). She’s now playing solo and promoting her original material which is well worth listening to.
Tony Kehoe has only been playing guitar and writing songs for about eight years, but has fast made a name for himself on the Liverpool acoustic music scene with his well-crafted songs and individual style. He recently supported Martin Carthy at his Palm House gig. The 2009 release of Not Everything Must Lead To Nothing builds on the success of his 2006/7 album It’s No Coincidence.
The 10p Mixes are Danielle and Will. They met in 2004 over a shared love of Pulp and became friends. They write and perform wistful, catchy songs about everyday stuff, such as needing a coat when it’s cold, the cashflow crisis, and dogs in France. Well, maybe the last one isn’t everyday stuff, but you get the picture!
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #12
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The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
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.