Last week Liverpool Acoustic received an email from a local musician requesting a headline slot at a Liverpool Acoustic Live event in the next couple of months. We politely explained that we were already fully booked for April and May and couldn’t ‘just squeeze him in’, and that our headline acts were all booked through to November. He seemed a little miffed.
So, in an attempt to de-mystify the situation (we’ve had other critics too) Liverpool Acoustic Live’s co-organiser, Graham Holland, explains how the event is put together, what the booking policy is, and why we can’t help everyone.
The most recent Liverpool Acoustic Live event took place last Friday 23rd March at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. You’d probably think I’m biased if I say it was a fantastic night of live music, and you’d be right. But you don’t have to take my word for it – you just have to glance at the facebook pages of the musicians who played to see how much they enjoyed it. The opinion is shared by Roxanne de Bastion in her blog post about her trip to Liverpool, and the reviewer from Fatea magazine was equally impressed too when he wrote his review. And there can’t be too many events which have featured a random stranger from the audience joining the main act on harmonica, or have been sketched by a local artist (in this case, Jim Fleming).
|The finale from 23rd March 2012 © David Munn davidmunn.co.uk|
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.
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