PHOTOGRAPHER WANTED – In NEWS BLAST #1 we told you all about the new Live at the Union acoustic night at the LJMU Student Union, Maryland Street starting Thursday 17th February. The guys behind the event are looking for an amateur photographer who’d like to have a go at taking pics of a live event. There’s no payment, but you’ll get free entry plus lots of great photos for your portfolio. If you are interested then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIQUE GIG OPPORTUNITY – A solo guitarist is wanted on 12th March in Liverpool for a truly unique gig opportunity. Are we giving too much away by saying it involves a bride-to-be and a hotel room? For more information and to reply to this offer visit liverpool.gumtree.com/liverpool/09/73004309.html
SOUND INSTALLATION – Liverpool songwriters are being sought to take part in a project that involves a new sound installation near the Hilton Hotel. echoesandwhispers.com for more information.
TURNING OVER AN OLD LEAF – We were sad to hear about the recent closure of the re-named Leaf at Baltic in the Novas CUC building ‘due to irresolvable issues with the tenancy’. Fortunately the new Leaf on Bold Street is going from strength to strength. peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk/2011/01/leaf-at-baltic-closes.html
BLOG ON – There’s a new blog out there in T’Interweb Land called The Indie Blog theindieblog.blogspot.com that’s looking for bands and acts to be featured in words and sound for all the world to see. Contact details are on the site if you’re the kind of musician that likes to try all the publicity you can.
GIVE IT A DJAN-GO – Ben is looking for anyone interested in jamming around and having a good time gypsy jazz style, a la Django. He lives near Lark Lane and plays the guitar and would love to find others to play with. Reply to his plea here liverpool.gumtree.com/liverpool/52/73175252.html
CRYPTIC PEEL – The lovely and wonderfully talented Hannah Peel has been featured on The Crypt Sessions. In fact, she was so good she was granted two sessions! You can check it out here thecryptsessions.com/hannah-peel
BATTLE OF THE LOW-FLYING BANDS – A brand new record label has landed in town. Low Flying Records are looking to get things started by running a Battle of the Bands competition, and there’s nothing in the rules to say that can’t be an acoustic band. The prize is £500, plus a 3 camera video shoot with multi-tracked audio. Email email@example.com for further details.
SOCIAL MEDIA IN LIVERPOOL WEEK starts today with a number of activities taking place throughout the week, finishing off with a bit of a party on Friday at Leaf. Read all about it here socialmediacafeliverpool.wordpress.com Trivia Blast: Would you believe the volunteers running this event were forced to drop the name ‘Liverpool Social Media Week’ by the ‘owners’ of the phrase ‘social media week’? You couldn’t make it up!
SO X-CITED? – And finally, rumour has it that The X-Factor will be bringing its auditions to Liverpool this year because the producers were so impressed by the number of high quality auditionees when the Britain’s Got Talent team visited the city recently. Make of that what you will!
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.