ANNOUNCE - Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 open until 29th October
14.00 – Claire Mooney
14.30 – Tom George
15.00 – Sensorites
15.30 – Paula Simms & Andy Frizell
16.00 – Dan Wilson (The Cubical)
16.30 – John “The Man with the Silver Spoons” McGuirk
17.00 – 22.00 – Mellowtone & Beaten Tracks presents
17.00 – Andy Steele
17.25 – Dave Owen
17.50 – Eva Petersen
18.15 – Jeff Jepson
18.40 – Ragz
19.10 – Misery Guts
19.35 – 15 Storeys
20.10 – Emily & the Faves
20.40 – The Wicked Whispers
21.15 – Atlantic Massey
14.00 – Matt Swift (Feat guest vocalist Barry Briercliffe)
14.25 – Avant Gardner
14.50 – Paul Donnelly (Strawhouses)
15.15 – Stuart Todd
15.40 – Joe Keelan
16.00 – We Walk In Straight Lines
16.30 – The Grande
18.05 – Rob Clarke
18.30 – Jez Wing
18.55 – Laura James
19.20 – Tony Kehoe
19.45 – The 10p Mixes
20.10 – Stuart Anthony
20.35 – SJ Downes
21.00 – TJ & Murphy
21.25 – Daniela Bove and The Belongings (Feat. Nicole Collarbone)
BEATEN TRACKS BAR AREA
An installation, a journey, an exploration into the history of black music, curated by the Beaten Tracks DJs. Featuring documentaries, film footage and visuals created by DJs and artists, plus selected photographs from Terry Cryer ‘the dean of UK jazz and blues photographers’ (MOJO magazine), accompanied by a sonic journey from the Delta to Detroit, starting with blues and jazz and moving through reggae, dub, soul and funk and more…
Jonnie O’Hare: 14.00 – 15.00 •
In Dangerous Rhythm: 15.00 – 16.30 •
Mike Stout: 16.30 – 18.00 •
Lord Borthbury: 18.00 – 19.00 •
Toxeth Rebel Alliance 19.30 – 20.00 •
K Marley 20.00 – 21.00 •
HUB / FOYER
DJs: Clutterfunk, Paul Maguire & Eat Your Greens and a host of other DJs
14.00 – 22.00 Draw the Line(see below for more details)
Mellowtone is a collective of like-minded souls putting on regular nights of music focusing on delivering the very best acts from the city’s thriving music scene to their faithful followers, in addition to bringing performers from around the world for your listening pleasure. Their spiritual home is Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery, but they’re nomadic by nature – with some of the most intimate venues across and around Liverpool playing host to their particular brand of party in the past. It’s a laid back affair, and though predominantly acoustic in outlook, they’re also quite partial to plugging things in now and again.
Mellowtone’s focus is on showcasing the best music from a genre-spanning selection in their own unique and intimate style – you can find rootsy country blues on the same bill as intricate and delicate folk and chilled out reggae, all sandwiched together by the resident DJs Richie Vegas and Jonnie O’Hare, spinning a laid back selection of grooves taking in funk, soul, blues, jazz, hiphop, reggae, afrobeat and anything else that takes their fancy.
They have been quietly creating a stir for a while now, but remain as fresh and inventive as ever – an acoustic cornerstone of Liverpool’s music scene. mellowtone.info
Beaten Tracks is a Liverpool-based collective of DJs and artists who champion the rare, the dusty and the forgotten areas of music. Expect funk, soul, reggae, afro-beat, Latin, blues and jazz nuggets, a mellow vibe and soulful enlightenment.
With some of the most sought after vinyl on Merseyside in tow, Beaten Tracks look to set the scene for Above The Beaten Track in the way they know best. Sound tracking some of the most laid back nights to be found across Liverpool, including a residency at Mellowtone, the Beaten Tracks DJs are becoming renowned for framing some of the most interesting and diverse live acts from the city and beyond.
Culturepool, Liverpool’s largest (and free!) independent art and culture network, is celebrating its 4th birthday. Over the last four years culturepool has dipped into the unique melting pot of creative originality that is Liverpool: musically, artistically and culturally. By creating a relaxed and informal environment culturepool provides a space for people to discover new and existing art and cultural events with a chance to meet artists and performers, often with free or discounted tickets.
Celebrate with culturepool and a host of local musical talent, and find out more about their new project, ‘Building on What We’ve Got’, as part of 2010 Year of Health and Wellbeing. culturepool.org.uk
Liverpool Acoustic is a central resource for Liverpool’s vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene – the only one of its kind in the UK. The website hosts an extensive diary of acoustic events, from festivals, theatre concerts and folk clubs to showcases and open mic nights. The News and Reviews page carries information about upcoming events, reviews of CDs and gigs, interviews with local musicians, and a monthly newsletter on the first of each month. Liverpool Acoustic Live is a monthly acoustic music showcase. Each night features three or four of the best acoustic performers, singer- songwriters, bands and musicians on the local scene today performing alongside highly-talented performers from across the UK and overseas. liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
Lazy Genius is an all encompassing beast …comprising of a club night, promotions company, and artist representation, coupled with a relentless work ethic and ‘man about town’ attitude to life and work.
Rooted in a love of live music, Lazy Genius’ primary focus is the promotion and facilitation of the best new music in Liverpool and beyond. Running regular club nights and band showcases as well as collaborating with friends old and new on lots of different projects. lazy-genius.co.uk
The Liverpool Bag Consortium aim to promote artistic experimentation, free speech and communal love – in bags! Inspired by John and Yoko’s original concept circa 1969, the performance will comprise improvised music, poetry/dialogue and visuals. Inside a bag, the performer’s age, race, gender, disability and ‘coolness’ are all irrelevant. Come and take part – bring your own bag! (A duvet cover will do).
T V LUX
We’re pleased to welcome back TV Lux to this year’s Above The Beaten Track. Utilising a heady blend of light graffiti images (light drawings and sculptures with homemade LED wands and brushes), the immediacy of mobile phone video-art and improvised live VJing; accompanied by examples of photography and live art multi-media performances with a host of short film makers. myspace.com/tvlux
Situated in the oldest building in Liverpool’s city centre, the Bluecoat hosts a contemporary programme of exhibitions and events showcasing talent across all creative disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art. As well as presenting work by internationally acclaimed artists, the Bluecoat is a hub for new talent, providing studio spaces for artists within a unique creative community.
And now a word about our charity partner … The Campaign Against Living Miserably, is something we’ve long supported. Tasking themselves with battling the devastatingly high rates of suicide in young men, C.A.L.M. do great work across Merseyside and nationally in raising awareness and engaging with young men to remind them that being silent isn’t being strong. thecalmzone.net
Contemporary craft & art fairs in the courtyard at the Bluecoat, providing a unique opportunity to see, buy and commission work from selected local artists and makers, including the best of the region’s up and coming creative talent. loacaart.co.uk
DRAW THE LINE
Draw the Line is a growing Liverpool art social event aimed at the professional artist and everyman alike to unite under one roof and enjoy a casual doodle together. The aim is to provide a free event where people of the city could gather and indulge in some collective creativity, part social networking, a bit of artistic therapy and all about a love of doodles … drop in and leave your mark! drawtheonline.com
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.
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