The next Liverpool Acoustic eXtra is on Friday 9th September at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. This month we’ve got another fantastic lineup of local talent, with five acts for the price of four!
Tickets are £4 in advance and £5 on the door. Tickets for all Liverpool Acoustic shows are available from
Rob Clarke? Who the hell is he, and why would anyone be interested in him? If it’s a snappy headline you’re after, then how about this? Liverpool born Rob represents the changing and/or acceptable face of 21st century folk music. Rob’s timeless and warm style endear him to any audience and to those who wouldn’t normally listen to acoustic music. He writes songs about seemingly anything that still manage to be meaningful. Rob takes his art seriously but his understated modest style and dry wit bring the listener right into the heart of his music.
David Masson is a Liverpool singer songwriter. Formally guitarist in the band The Most Terrifying Thing he has been writing, recording and performing as a solo artist since 2004.
Diverse influences range from Mark Lanegan to Curtis Mayfield, Mazzy Star to Peter Green. He recorded and released his first solo album in 2004 and went on to release Victoriana with the Most Terrifying Thing in 2006 to critical acclaim.
Since 2010 Masson has just been a solo artist and has been working on a second solo album and playing live.
Michael Edwards is a 25 year old from Huyton who plays simple, melodious songs with romantic lyrics in the tradition of Scott Walker, Roy Orbison, and Elvis. He plays his music around Liverpool when he’s not busy studying philosphy and law.
Rob Gough is a 24 year old Singer/Songwriter/Lead Guitarist from Liverpool. With his mix of Indie, Blues, Americana, Folk and Experimental music, Rob has received acclaim from many people within the Music Industry with tags such as “definitely one for the future” and “one to watch.”
Gemma Sampson is a young singer-songwriter from Liverpool making a name for herself on the local scene.
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #52 – September 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.