June 2010 kicks off with Merseyside’s biggest (and until last year, only) folk festival – the Wirral Folk On The Coast Festival. We hope that lots of you read the news item last month and have entered the songwriting competition! It would be fantastic if a Liverpool Acoustic follower could win it this year.
After the sheer madness of Liverpool Sound City, Crosby Music Festival, and the International Pop Overthrow all taking place in Liverpool at the end of May, June is set to be rather quiet on the festival front, with only Africa Oyé on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June in the diary. Having said that, however, Africa Oyé was named as one of the Top 10 UK Summer Festivals by Songlines Magazine so why not check it out? It may not be an acoustic festival as such, but it’s lots of fun and it’s free! www.africaoye.com
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE
Last month’s Liverpool Acoustic Live was another success, with the appreciative audience enjoying music from the Southbound Attic Band, Rachael Dunn, James M Carson, and David Gibb.
June’s Liverpool Acoustic Live takes place on Friday 25th June, and is a varied showcase of local, national and international musical talent.
Lorelei Loveridge and the Harem
More details to follow on the news and reviews page when this month’s Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight which will feature one track from each of the artists.
Entry on the door will be £5, but you’ll save money by ordering tickets in advance for £4 from wegottickets.com
Doors open at 8.00pm with music starting at 8.30pm. The night finishes at 11.15pm.
The Facebook event is already set up and can be found here.
Here at Liverpool Acoustic HQ we are constantly amazed when a new event pops into our in-box. This really shows the strength of the local acoustic music scene and Liverpool and Merseyside’s wider music community. Who needs Eurovision, eh?
You say goodbye…
The Lemon Hippo guys are sad to have to tell us that the Back on the Tracks event at The Railway on Tithebarn Street wasn’t working out. Oh well, it was worth a try. Why not give their highly successful Back in the Jac a go instead? Details below.
And I say hello…
The Acoustic Revolution is a new weekly event starting on Sunday 6th June at the new Revolution Bar in Atlantic Pavilion down at the Albert Dock. It starts at 8pm and runs through to late, and it’s free entry. There’s even a facebook group for it too. We’ll be giving you more details, and a gentle reminder, later in the week.
JUNE DIARY SELECTION BOX
It’s a short Diary Selection Box this month, so lots of time to check out the regular, weekly events in the diary. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links. We’ve highlighted some events worth… er… highlighting!
Tuesday 1st (and every Tuesday) – Back in the Jac @ the Jacaranda (downstairs), Slater Street. Tonight sees performances from Sorry Michigan, He&She;, Mercy Elise, and Sarah Deboe, along with open mic for those of you lucky enough to get on the list.
Sunday 6th – The Acoustic Revolution @ Revolution Bar, Albert Dock. The opening night starts at 8pm and features Lisa Dalton, Avant Gardner, and Pete Cunningham. Check out the facebook event page here.
Monday 7th – Come Strut Your Stuff @ The Egg Cafe. Open floor poetry and acoustic music takes place once a month in Liverpool’s best vegetarian bistro. The event starts at 8pm but you should get there before 7.30pm if you want a seat and a performance slot. This event is now back to the regular “first Monday of the month” date. More information from comestrutyourstuff.co.uk and read the recent review from Nerve Magazine.
Thursday 10th – Sarah Gillespie @ Rodewald Suite, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall “A bracingly eclectic mix of beat poetry with jazz, folk and Middle Eastern elements”. Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm, tickets £12 liverpoolphil.com
Thursday 24th – Woody Guthrie Folk Club @ The Ship and Mitre, Dale Street.
Friday 28th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ The View Two Gallery, featuring James M Carson, Rachael Dunn, David Gibb, and the Southbound Attic Band. 8pm doors, 8.30pm music. £4 in advance, £5 on the door. liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
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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.