Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear Liverpool Acoustic, Happy Birthday to us!
That’s right! On 21st April 2009 Liverpool Acoustic will be one year old. And to mark this occasion we’ll be…. er….carrying on as normal – promoting acoustic music in and around Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. So let’s get on with it!
Ah, yes! Spring is very definitely in the air. Easter bank holiday weekend, bunny rabbits, the Kevin Critchley Outfit, fluffy chicks, Jessicas Ghost, daffodils, chocolate eggs, Tony Kehoe, and cherry blossom. Can you guess which three from this list have brand spanking new discs that they can be mightily proud of? We’ll be publishing CD reviews for them throughout the month, and will let you know all about their launch dates. The best way to keep up to date is to sign up for the News and Reviews blog via email – details on the Liverpool Acoustic front page.
The next Liverpool Acoustic Live event is on Friday 24th April at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. On the bill will be Hannah Platt, Karen Cleary, Tony Kehoe, and The 10p Mixes. These four top class performers make for a great Friday night out. And if you’re in any doubt about how good the event is then check out this glowing review of March’s gig on Virginia Haze’s MySpace blog here. There’s already a gig flyer on the Liverpool Acoustic home page and we’ll have full details on the gig and the artists in the News and Reviews blog very soon.
SPOTLIGHT – change of plan
You might remember that last month we told you that there would be two Liverpool Acoustic Spotlights from March. Well we’ve changed our minds (again!) and we’ll now only be doing one Spotlight each month. This show will still feature the artists due to appear at the next Liverpool Acoustic Live gig, with room to include other artists to help support special gigs and cd launches. As always there’s a link to the most recent Spotlight on the Liverpool Acoustic front page.
As always, there are so many dates in the Liverpool Acoustic Diary that it’s not possible to list them all. However, each month we like to pick out a few that we feel are worth an extra mention.
Wednesday 1st – 4Play at Chameleon this month features Duncan Stuart, Jon Sands, Megan Dooley, and John Holmes.
Friday 3rd – John Renbourne & Robin Williamson play at the Southport Arts Centre
Saturday 4th – Acoustic Night at the Bell and Barrel in St Helens takes place on the first Saturday every month. Check it out if you’re in that neck of the woods.
Monday 6th – Kevin Critchley’s new CD Scars is officially released on this date, and will be available to buy from iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Watch the News and Reviews page for a review of the CD too.
Friday 10th April (Good Friday) – Ragz and Thomas-Joseph & Murphy play a joint gig at The Bluecoat.
Sunday 12th (Easter Sunday) – At The Bear’s Paw on Irskine Street you’ll find a 12 hour jam session – perfect for Easter Day!
Saturday 18th – Ashley Hutching’s Lark Rise Band play at the Southport Arts Centre
Friday 24th – Roy Bailey and Alun Parry play at the Southport Arts Centre to raise money for September’s Working Class Music Festival
Friday 24th – Liverpool Acoustic Live at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. Hannah Platt, Karen Cleary, Tony Kehoe, and The 10p Mixes. £4 on the door, £3 in advance.
Friday 24th – Chris Wood at The Liverpool Philharmonic
Saturday 25th – Breast Cancer Charity Gig at Parr Street Studio 2 – featuring Thomas-Joseph & Murphy, plus friends.
Saturday 25th – Kevin Critchley Outfit @ Bumper on Hardman Street. Also launching their new CD on the night will be Jessicas Ghost.
Sunday 26th – Neil Campbell’s Sunday Afternoon at The Slaughterhouse has its second outing. Watch the website for details of who’s playing.
You can find out more information about any of the above by clicking on the name of the event in the Liverpool Acoustic Diary
If you have anything you’d like to contribute to the Liverpool Acoustic website then please let us know by using the Contact Us form or by emailing contact[at]liverpoolacoustic.co.uk We’d especially be interested in anyone who’d like to review CDs or gigs.
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.