The good people of Liverpool have never been shy in coming forward to support worthy causes, particularly when there’s a good night involved. It just so happens that there are three fundraising events in the next two weeks which have chosen the universal medium of acoustic music to help spread the word and hopefully raise a bit of dosh at the same time.
Tuesday 13th October – World Challenge Charity Night 8.00pm @ 3345 Parr Street Tickets £5 in advance
Kit Cooney, who some of you may have seen playing at Acoustic Slice, is attempting to raise £3500 before next summer so that he can take part in a trip to Ladakh in North India. You can check out the website here – www.world-challenge.co.uk – Basically the idea is that a group of students raise the money and travel to a third world destination to spend it on a variety of community projects doing all the work themselves.
The concert will feature sets from Kit playing as KC & The Moonshine Band, Karen Cleary, Barry Briercliffe, and Rosie Jones. It’s taking place at one of Liverpool’s main acoustic music venues, 3345 Parr Street.
Tickets are available from Eddie Cooney or Kit. The facebook event is here, and you can find them on myspace on at myspace.com/bronzebell or email Eddie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 16th October – Fundraising gig for James Bulger House 8.00pm @ Studio 2 at Parr Street Tickets £6 in advance from 3b records in Slater Street (next to Probe Records)
This event is a fundraiser for James Bulger House which will be a rehabilitation centre for bullied schoolkids in Liverpool City Centre.
This acoustic event features Ian McNabb, T-J & Murphy, Kaya, and Black ‘n’ Blues plus special guests. We can’t tell you who the special guests are at the moment (the old ‘sworn to secrecy under pain of something unpleasant happening’ routine) but negotiations are under way at the moment and they are really well known.
Saturday 24th October – Fundraiser for Clatterbridge Cancer Research 7.30pm to 10.30pm @ The View Two Gallery, Mathew Street Entrance £3 on the door
The Kevin Critchley Outfit present an evening of the finest quality music to raise funds for local Cancer Research charity – Clatterbridge Cancer Research. They are very proud to announce that we will be joined by the award-winning songstress Natalile McCoolmyspace.com/nataliemccool and Pixieland’s very own Kai Lenamyspace.com/kailenamusic. Freshly baked cakes and a raffle will also feature – a bottle of champagne and other goodies could be yours, including free entry for a year to all Liverpool Acoustic Live gigs for two people!
Luke Moore from the KCO adds “The research done at the laboratories continues to provide breakthrough knowledge that has practical applications in understanding and treating different types of cancer. Clatterbridge Cancer Research receives no government funding- making your support and ours even more essential!”
You can find out more information from the facebook events page here.
One thing that’s missing is a poster for the event, so in it’s place here’s a photo of the Kevin Critchley Outfit on one of their recent charity skydives.
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.