Lots on this weekend, including the following musical treats!
Friday 6th November – Tones of Home 8.00pm @ Studio 2 at Parr Street
Tones of Home is an evening of Folk and Alternative music taking place once a month in the wonderful atmosphere of Studio2 Parr Street. The night is still in its infancy but is going from strength to strength and they have had some stunning performances so far from Alyssa Bonagura, Jessica Stavely-Taylor, Fables, Brendan Fahey, Lee Broderick, Blind Dog Moon, Dave O’Grady, Ronan Boyle, My Albatros, Homestead and James Munro…to name but a few….
They are fortunate to be hosting an event during the Liverpool Music Week Festival. Friday 6th November will see appearances from Joe Kenny, Anna Lena and the Orchids, Zoe Nicol, Sihka & Arthur Shelton Jones. A fantastic night of folk, Bluegrass & Soulful songwriting.
As always Tones of Home is a free night of music at one of Liverpool’s finest and fastest growing live music venues.
Sunday 8th November – Blues on the Rock 1.00pm to 4.00pm @ Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton
Monthly second-Sunday-of-the-month afternoon blues gig hosted by Liverpool blues duo Blue C, who will be opening and closing the event. In between will be Barramacca, a great guitar/harmonica blues duo. As always there will be CDs to be won, a blues disco and Talkin’ Blues, where the guest will be quizzed about their own slice of blues history by Raphael Callaghan. There is a cafe and bottle bar.
Richard Digance is an evergreen performer who appeals to all ages, making him still one of Britain’s top comedy and music attractions.
He is a rare performer in that he’s respected by comedians for his original material and by musicians for being one of Britain’s top acoustic guitarists. He has appeared to an audience of 8 in The Falklands, half a million at Knebworth and done thousands of shows in between as well as finding 9 letter words on Countdown.
He gained a BAFTA Nomination for TV Entertainer Of The Year in the late 1980s and in 2003 received the Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his services to live music.
He has worked with a multitude of world-class artists; Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Steeleye Span, David Essex, Jim Davidson, Supertramp, Elkie Brooks and Tom Jones. His TV specials for ITV ran for a record 11 years and on these shows he played guitar with Brian May, Status Quo, The Moody Blues, Buffy St Marie, Juan Martin, Marc Cohn who wrote Walking in Memphis and Chris de Burgh.
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.