Welcome to the Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter for November 2011. There’s lots to get through, so let’s get cracking!
Congratulations to The Good Intentions – Gabrielle, Peter and Francisco – who won the Best UK Americana Act of the Year at last month’s British Country Music Awards. A fine achievement, and very well deserved. You can see them next at Grateful Fred’s on Thursday 3rd November, where they’ll be supporting Josh Harty. Get yer tickets here (if there are any left!)
And while we’re on the subject, Grateful Fred’s Acoustic and Roots Nights has a new home. Unfortunately the owners of the Freshfield Hotel have decided to turn the function room into a bland, music-free gastro-pub (or should that be ghastly-pub?) so the Grateful Fred events have moved to a new home at Formby’s Royal British Legion club on Whitehouse Lane. Full details from gratefulfred.co.uk where you can also listen to and download the new Grateful Fred Podcast.
The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain takes place across Wirral from 3rd to 30th November. There’s plenty of variety and choice for guitar lovers everywhere, and enough acoustic events to keep us all happy. Full details can be found at bestguitarfest.com.
Liverpool Music Week is well under way and runs through to 13th November. Full details can be found at liverpoolmusicweek.com
The Liverpool Acoustic View Two Songwriting Challenge is an event like no other. Songwriters from across the area came along to the View Two Gallery at the beginning of October and picked a piece of art that inspired them to write a song. They’ll be playing their songs for the first time in public at this Showcase Event on Friday 11th November, with their art that inspired the song projected onto the wall behind them.
Two judges will pick a winner, and the audience will choose their favourite too. This event is sponsored by Crosstown Studios who have kindly provided the two main prizes.
Entry on the door will be £5 on the door and in advance from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic with all proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care and Garston Animal Rescue in memory of Liverpool Acoustic team member Sharon Jones who died in May this year.
Jon Gomm returns to Liverpool as part of his Domestic Science tour after his barnstorming performance for us last year. Leeds-based Jon is a singer-songwriter and virtuoso performer who uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and melodies simultaneously. His songs draw on a range of influences and styles, including blues and soul.
Support on the night is from the gypsy jazz swing of The Manouchetones, and the sweet sound of Switzerland’s finest, Nadine Carina.
Entry on the door will be £7, but you’ll save money by ordering tickets in advance for £6 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
As you can see from the Diary News and Diary Selection Box sections above there’s an incredible number of acoustic events taking place on the local scene. However, there are still some events that we’re not finding out about until after they’ve taken place. If you know of an acoustic event that’s not in our diary then use the handy ‘Add Event’ button below (it’s on our home page too) to tell us all about it.
As always, if you’ve got any comments or suggestions you can leave a message in our Guestbook, or drop us a line using the Contact Us form or by emailing contact[at]liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic team
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.
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