Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #19 Preview of Liverpool Acoustic Live 23/10/09
1. The Complete Unknown – Shoulda Known Better 2. Daniela Bove, with Nicole Collarbone – Sunset (live)
3. Zoe Nicol – Watching Trains
4. Graham Holland – The Greens
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The next Liverpool Acoustic Live gig is taking place on Friday 23rd October 2009 at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. The doors open at 8.00pm and the music starts at 8.30pm.
Entrance is £4 on the door, or £3 in advance from contact[at]liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
STOP PRESS – MONDAY 19th OCTOBER
Unfortunately both Mark Wilson and Tony from The Complete Unknown have had to pull out of this gig due to personal reasons and illness respectively. We wish Mark and Tony all the best and hope to re-book them for a future Liverpool Acoustic Live.
Never fear, though. We’ve still got Daniela Bove and Nicole Collarbone, and Zoe Nicol. Also giving us a full solo set will be Rosie Jones, plus there will be a couple of songs each from Graham Holland, Tony Kehoe, and Stuart Todd.
Daniela Bove is a singer-songwriter from Buckinghamshire. At University she formed a trip hop band which she describes as being great fun. In 1997 she went solo, and two years later came across Stephan Altman on a tube station platform and discovered a shared love of folk and electronica.
Steph and Daniela worked together for a few years, with Steph becoming Daiela’s guitarist, producer and friend. Daniela explains “the musical chemistry was immense.. we still fight like kids, cuss and shout at each other like brother and sister.. but come up with a beautifully ambient sound, unreflective of either of our feisty characters.”
Daniela’s debut album – Deep Blue – can be downloaded as an album or by track from daniela.dloadshop.com
Songs from the forthcoming live Take Three EP – featuring Daniela and her band The Belongings – can be listened to on her MySpace profile. The EP will be available as a limited edition CD soon.
Performing with Daniela Bove will be cellist Nicole Collarbone. Nicole studied in Liverpool before moving to her new job in Milton Keynes. She says that the best thing about playing the cello is that it works with so many styles and genres of music, so there is always something new to get involved in.
Over the years Nicole has collaborated with Paul McDowell, Kaya, Alister Said, Sonnenberg, MK-based Garry Murphy (as Speeding Mellow and the Crying Coach), and The Neil Campbell Collective.
In 2006 Nicole released a CD of music for guitar and cello with Neil Campbell called Fall (details here) and on 30th October this year she’ll be performing with the Neil Campbell Collective at the small concert room at St George’s Hall for the world premier of Frankenstein, a new multimedia work written by Neil and based on the famous Mary Shelley novel.
Singer Songwriter Zoe Nicol is a maverick in the world of folk music – a storyteller with a lyrical twist, but more than that, Zoe is an artist who possesses the rare ability to leave an audience breathless. Music promoter Paul Dunton writes “I recall the moment I first heard Zoe sing I felt completely moved and inspired, you could hear a pin drop as the audience listened intently, everyone present was totally absorbed by her performance.Her songs are beautifully crafted, rich in both melody and creative edge.”
Zoe grew up with the influence of Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy who inspired her to become the sincere and heartfelt artist her fans have come to love. Her captivating stage presence is embellished further by her modest and enchanting persona, she is able to reach out and connect to an audience through her live performances and recordings.
Zoe hails from Tunbridge Wells in Kent and is currently attending Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts studying performance and song writing. Her debut EP entitled ‘Walk Against The Wind’ was released in the summer of 2008 and sold out by the winter of that same year. Zoe’s full-length debut album is due to be released in June 2010.
Graham Holland is a local singer-songwriter with a silly sense of humour inspired by the likes of Flanders and Swann, Tom Lehrer, Jake Thackray, and Noel Coward. Better known as the host of the monthly Come Strut Your Stuff poetry and acoustic music event at Liverpool’s Egg Cafe, and latterly as the face behind the Liverpool Acoustic website and live gigs, Graham has decided to dust off his guitar strap and inflict a handful of his songs on a helpless, captive audience. Don’t worry, it’ll be over with before you know it.
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #19
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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.