Hot on the heels of NEWS BLAST #3 comes (not surprisingly) NEWS BLAST #4, and we start with an update.
BIG GIG OPPORTUNITY UPDATE – Thank you to everyone who responded to the request for solo acoustic performers interested in supporting Thomas-Joseph & Murphy at the International Guitar Festival in November. The boys, their manager, and the Guitar Festival people have picked someone and it’s [ ]. Sorry, but we can’t tell you yet! However, we’ll let you know as soon as we’re given the go-ahead to announce the name of the lucky person. In the meantime, you should stop emailing T-J & Murphy and look at the opportunities below instead.
LAU-TASTIC – Congratulations to Katherine McCall who won the competition for two tickets to see Lau at the Kazimier last week. The correct answer was that Lau recorded Evergreen with Karine Polwart.
FANS-TASTIC – Next month’s revamped Working Class Life & Music Festival is the largest celebration of working people on the planet. The organisers have launched a campaign to get at least 1,000 fans on Facebook and are asking you to help. Simply visit snurl.com/26tztk and click the ‘Like’ button. Easy as!
JAC IT ALL IN? NO WAY – The long-running Back in the Jac open mic event is no longer taking place in The Jac every Friday night. due to ‘venue-related reasons’. The Lemon Hippo guys are understandably sad about this and are looking for a new venue so they can start back up again as soon as possible. Once the details are sorted we’ll let you know.
SNAP UP A GREAT OFFER – Steven Ramage is a professional freelance photographer looking to rebuild his portfolio of band photos. He’s looking for bands and musicians interested in promotional images and portraits which he’s willing to provide for free. You can email Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can check out his other work at stevenramage.co.uk
PUNK ROCK 101 – This might seem a strange news item for a website dedicated to acoustic music, but if you read on you’ll see that there could be some opportunities for a number of the musicians that follow this blog. Punk Rock 101 is a monthly live music event at The Masque, and they’re looking for bands of (despite the title) no specific genre (within reason!). You can get more information from www.punkrock101.co.uk and from the gumtree advert here.
“GIVE US YER ****ING MUSIC” – Live Aid Unsigned is looking for bands and artists of any genre to perform for free at a once-a-year concert to an audience of 6000+. Details of how to apply can be found at the gumtree ad page here.
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.