NEWS BLAST #13 is bucking the ‘unlucky’ trend by bringing you a fortuitous bag of news-type goodies.
UNDERAGE EVENT – calling any 14 to 18 year olds who are looking for a gig. Dominic Dunn is running an Underage Night on December 20th with the aim of giving unsigned young local musicians the opportunity to get some gigging experience and to develop a following. It’s taking place at The Harbour Bar in Crosby, and there will be a dry bar. Get in touch with Dom on Facebook if you’re interested. You do have a facebook account, don’t you?
RE:WIRING HALTON – And in other youth news, Re-Wire is celebrating 10 years of providing mentoring, gigs and recording for budding young rockers in both Widnes and Runcorn. Countless (really?) bands have taken their first step and received expert guidance and development opportunities through the Re-Wire programme, and look set to continue well into the future at their new venues, the HRMZ Youth Hub in Grangeway, Runcorn (Saturday mornings) and the CRMZ, Kingsway, Widnes (Saturday afternoons). If you know of any young people in Halton who’d like to get involved contact the council’s Music Development Officer Martin Cox on firstname.lastname@example.org 0151 907 8360
KEEPING ON TRACK – The weekly 2Track open mic takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at Tank bar in St Helens. They’re looking for more budding musicians who’d like to come along and play a few tunes in a compact and relaxed venue. It starts at 8pm and is free, and you can find the facebook group here.
SINGER SEEKS ACOUSTIC GUITARIST – Local singer, Lisa, is looking for a guitarist to accompany her for a bit of fun, and to make a bit of money too. She already has a number of venues interested in booking her and just needs someone to strum along. Interested? Reply here.
FEMALE SINGER SOUGHT – Singer songwriter Mark Roberts is looking for a female vocalist, ideally an instrumentalist as well, to join him for a forthcoming recording project to be released by a folk label. Interested? Contact Mark here.
ONLY UNSIGNED ALLOWED – The people behind the International Songwriting Competition are launching a unique new international competition designed for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company or any affiliates, subsidiaries, or imprints (try saying that sentence after a couple of sherrys!). If you’re interested in trying your hand you can find out more information at unsignedonly.com
THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SLOWBUSINESS – Recently launched, Slowbizz is a brand new network aimed at solo artists looking for house concert opportunities, and potential hosts looking for quality artists. Find out more at slowbizz.com
CEILIDH (IS IT TOO LATE TO SAY I’M SORRY) – more to the point, is it too late for Gillian Blease to find a New Years Eve Ceilidh, preferably towards the South Manchester area? If you know of anything then drop her an email here.
BACK TO DOUBLE BASS-ICS – Here’s an offer you don’t see every day. Aigburth-based double bass player with live, studio and touring experience is looking for a new project to get his teeth into. If you think a DB would enhance what you’re doing musically then get in touch here.
THE OTHER SIDE OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT – (isn’t that Thursday morning?) Actually, it’s a Liverpool-based collective of writers, artists, songwriters and composers that meets once a month in the upstairs room at the Ship & Mitre on Dale Street. It’s aim is to encourage creativity and provide a forum for ‘frustrated creatives’. The next one is on Wednesday 21st December from 7.30pm, and you can find more details from theothersideofwednesdaynight.blogspot.com
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.