Liverpool Acoustic eXtraSpotlight #39 – March 2011
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Liverpool Acoustic eXtra is a brand new night to take place on the second Friday of every month at the wonderful View Two Gallery on Mathew Street, Liverpool. Each month, Liverpool Acoustic eXtra will feature some of the best local artists from Liverpool and the surrounding area, and will be hosted by Barry Briercliffe and Stuart Todd.
This month’s gig on Friday 11th March will feature sets from Rae Clark, Miles Carrington, Megan Dooley and The Ratty Little Fingers. You can pre-order your tickets now by heading over to wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
Tickets are priced £4 if you book in advance or £5 if you purchase tickets on the door on the night. Doors on the night will open at 8pm and the first act will take to the stage at 8:30pm. Details of all of our eXtra and Live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
THE RATTY LITTLE FINGERSThe Ratty Little Fingers create music with anything they can get their grubby little mitts on, according to their website www.therattylittlefingers.com Trying to bring smiles to all they meet, with bubbles, laughs, fog and tears, The Rats will take you on an emotional journey with their theatrical folk. The Ratty Little Fingers feature Katy ‘KingRAt’ McGrath on Vocals, Flute, Guitar, Ukulele and Kazoo, Christian ‘Curly Sandrat’ Sandford on Upright Bass, Melodica, Drums and Backing Vocals and Austin ‘Texas Loverat’ Ray on Banjo, Violin, Accordion and Glockenspiel. The Rats are currently writing and recording songs for an upcoming CD.
RAE CLARKRae describes himself on his myspace page as a man, a guitar, some singing, some merriment, some blues. Friday 11th March at the View Two is a brilliant opportunity to see him in action. Rae takes his influences from a wide range of musicians from Sigur Ros to Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention to Fleet Foxes. His album ‘Wee Monkey’ was released in 2007 to critical acclaim and can be purchased from his myspace page which is myspace.com/raeclark
MILES CARRINGTONMiles has been performing on the local Liverpool music scene for a number of years now and we are very excited to have him performing at the Liverpool Acoustic Extra launch night gig. His performance on Friday 11th March will be his first with Liverpool Acoustic Live. You can check Miles out by visiting his myspace page which is myspace.com/milescarringtonmusic
MEGAN DOOLEYMegan co-hosts Monday Marmalade at Chameleon Bar every Monday night and has performed several shows in and around the Liverpool area. Megan’s influences range from Joni Mitchell to Ryan Adams, Ani Difranco to Damien Rice. Head over now to Megan’s myspace page which is myspace.com/megansdooley
Liverpool Acoustic eXtra Spotlight #39 – March 2011
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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.