Alun Parrylaunches his brand new album at August’s Liverpool Acoustic Live gig. His first CD since 2007, We Can Make The World Stop sticks firmly to Al’s, and Liverpool’s, strong socialist and working class roots.
Famously described by the Liverpool Echo’s Jade Wright as “A legend on the Liverpool acoustic scene. A Merseyside folk God” Alun is not afraid to write and sing about the subjects that matter to all of us, and it’s this at which he truly excels.
We Can Make The World Stop will be available to buy via his website from 28th August, and you can reserve your copy now.
Vinny T Spen comes from the folk tradition, and is heavily involved with the Manor Folk Club in Wallasey. His songs, however, are a long way from what most people would think of as folk music, and are firmly in the singer-songwriter bracket with captivating stories of life and love, and with great lyrics and easy melodies.
Stuart Todd released his debut EP Playing The Field in 2004. Since then he’s continued to make a name for himself as an accomplished singer-songwriter, an excellent musician, and a host of acoustic music events. In 2007 he released the brilliant self-titled CD Campbell Todd which was made with his long-time friend and musical collaborator Neil Campbell.
Stuart is currently working on a compilation CD called A Question of Time, due for release in the autumn. He has also been booked to perform at the Liverpool Acoustic Live gig at the View Two Gallery on Friday 23rd October 2009.
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #17
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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.