Welcome to 2011, and it’s set to be another great year of acoustic music for the city of Liverpool and the surrounding area, with at least one new festival and another festival returning bigger and better than before.
One event that’s worth pointing out this month is the last ever Jacqui and Bridie’s Folk Club which, for the 50th anniversay and grand finale, is moving to the Philmarmonic Hall. Already confirmed as special guests for Sunday 23rd January are Harvey Andrews, the Houghton Weavers, the Pagoda Youth Orchestra, and Sense of Sound, and the special souvenir programme has been written by Spencer Leigh. The facebook event is here and the link to the Phil is here. More information to follow.
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE
The next Liverpool Acoustic Live is on Friday 28th January 2011 at the View Two Gallery.
Zoe Mulford is an award-winning American songwriter now based in Manchester, and performing across the UK and the USA. Zoe performed for us back in June in Lorelei Loveridge’s band The Harem, and impressed everyone when she performed two solo songs. Zoe’s music is a wonderful blend of American and English influences, and we’re looking to hearing her songs and her exquisite banjo playing.
Nadya Shanab was born and raised in Egypt and remained in Liverpool after graduating from LIPA. Her music is a fine blend of Western acoustic, folk rock, and Arabic music, and her songs are laced with oriental vocals, heartfelt lyrics and resonating melodies.
Ste Hedley is also a LIPA graduate, and writes songs that are honest and clever, with catchy melodies and quirky lyrics.
Northern Daze are Helly and Andy, and they’re passionate about music. They’re influenced by all walks of life and use vocal harmonies, guitars, piano and harmonica to create music often reminiscent of the late 1960s San Francisco scene.
Tickets are available online for £4 in advance from wegottickets.com – tickets are £5 on the door.
Doors open at 8.00pm with music starting at 8.30pm sharp. The night finishes at 11.15pm
No news about any changes to regular events in the Liverpool Acoustic Diary.
As always, if there’s anything we’ve missed from the diary then drop us a line and we’ll add it.
JANUARY DIARY SELECTION BOX
Here’s a selection of some of the acoustic events taking place in January. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links.
Monday 10th – Come Strut Your Stuff @ The Egg Cafe is a week later than normal because of the Bank Holiday. Open floor poetry and acoustic music takes place once a month in Liverpool’s best vegetarian bistro. The event starts at 8pm but if you want to perform you’ll need to be there before 7.30pm to get your name on the list. comestrutyourstuff.co.uk
Saturday 15th – Lost At Sea’s Acoustic Afternoon @ Mello Mello – From 2.00pm to 5.30pm enjoy a lazy afternoon of delicious acoustic treats in one of Liverpool’s best-loved venues.
Sunday 16th – Paul Carrack @ The Liverpool Phil – with support from Tinlin – full details here.
Sunday 23rd – Jacqui and Bridie’s Folk Club 50th Anniversary & Grande Finale @ The Liverpool Phil – Facebook event here.
Tuesday 25th – Exhibition & Acoustic Evening @ The Unity – 8.00pm start. Art by Jo Bywater, and music by Jo and special guests. Facebook event here.
Wednesday 26th – Mellowtone @ The Shipping Forecast, with Mike Badger and the Shady Trio, Billie Van, and SJ Downes. Doors 7.45pm, £4 in. Facebook event here.
Friday 28th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ The View Two Gallery, with Zoe Mulford, Nadya Shanab, Ste Hedley, and Northern Daze. Tickets £4 in advance, and doors open at 8.00pm
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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.