Friday 9th December sees the Liverpool Acoustic Christmas Party at our spiritual home, the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. Our last Liverpool Acoustic event of the year is set to be a fabulous feast of acoustic music to thrill the ears and sooth the heart.
The Liverpool Acoustic Team
Tickets are £5 in advance or £6 on the door.
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Sonnenberg is a folk-type of band based around the singer/songwriter Zinney, multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Dave Thom, and percussionist/tabla-ist Saul Hughes. After the release of their debut album Fishing In The Pool (Probe Plus 60, 2007) the band has performed in a variety of formations (2, 4, & 6 piece) in small venues as well as larger ones such as the Shepherds Bush Empire and The Boardwalk (Sheffield). The new album End of the Rain is due for release in February 2012.
Farragoare a musical duo playing original alt-folk. Although they are from the UK, they formed in Australia in mid-2010. Ian Bennett has been playing his original music in bands on the London music scene for over 10 years and here he joins with Ruth Dix, a classically trained pianist who has turned her hand to the melodica, with unexpected and exciting results. They are recently returned to the UK and are playing shows around the country and writing more new music! farragoband.com facebook Buy Farrago’s music from farrago.bandcamp.com
Alex Hulmeis a solo singer/songwriter from North West Lancashire signed to indie Label Cityscape Records.Mixing his use of unusual tunings inspired from artists such as Nick Drake, Fionn Regan and Foy Vance, Alex crafts pop tinted vocal melodies with rich folk guitar. Most notable for his use of on the spot live multi-layer looping of both his guitar and vocals in a very succinct and natural fashion which, along with his arrangement of vocal harmonies and guitar parts makes him stand out from the crowd.
Alex’s prolific gigging over the past year has seen him support artists such as Avi Buffalo, Emmy The Great, Dan Mangan, Allie Moss, The Secret Sisters and The Travelling Band, as well as being championed by Ultimate- Guitar.com, BBC Lancashire’s Sean McGinty and Liverpool’s Object of Dreams magazine among others including Somojo Magazine who made Alex their Male Artist of 2010. After a festival tour over the Summer, which saw Alex play Liverpool Soundcity, Cockermouth Rock Festival and a variety of smaller indie festivals, Alex’s latest EP There Was A Boy has been gathering momentum with plays from BBC 6 Music, Q Radio, Amazing Radio and Terry Christian’s show Northerners With Attitude. Alex’s new EP ‘The Start’ will be out in January.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by emailing them, joining their mailing lists, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website. It is also available on the Internet courtesy of Art In Liverpool FM (Defnet Media), and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
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.