It’s the start of May and we’ve got another month of fantastic live music ahead of us in Liverpool and Greater Merseyside. All you have to do is look in the ever-expanding online diary on our website to see just how busy we all are.
Taking place over three days from 17-19th May Liverpool Sound City combines concerts galore, a conference, and for the first time an Expo. Look out for the Youth Live events and the UK Music Student Awards too. There are plenty of acoustic treats over the three days, including Stephen Langstaff, Stealing Sheep, Fossil Collective, The Grande, The Hummingbirds, Tibi & Her Cello, The Second Grace, Johnny Sands, Thomas J Speight, and Dan Croll. Full details from liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk
Also coming up this month is the return of Light Night on Friday 18th May. There’s just so much going on between 4pm and the end of the evening that we can’t list them all here. Heck, there’s even some music thrown into the mix too, including TJ & Murphy playing at the candle-lit labyrinth outside the Metropolitan Cathedral, and a Late Night Ceildh with traditional folk music at St George’s Hall. Full details, including this year’s brochure, can be found at lightnightliverpool.co.uk
Liverpool Acoustic has been approached by David Crawley from Up and Coming. He’s looking for acoustic musicians to play outside the Domino Gallery on Light Night. If you’re interested then read about the 21 Steps exhibition it will be part of here and drop him an email here.
This month’s Liverpool Acoustic Live is taking place on Friday 25th May 2012 at the View Two Gallery and features award-winning playwright and local musician Lizzie Nunnery, with support from Cheshire-based Dayve Dean, Wolverhampton’s talented singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse, and the inventively entertaining The Science of the Lamps.
Tickets are available in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night when the doors open at 8.00pm. The music starts at 8.30pm and goes through to just after 11pm.
You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live and if you want to receive information about tickets before they go on general sale then sign up to our events publicity mailing list here.
Here’s our latest list of new events that have started, and current events that have changed or ended. If you know of any we’ve missed then do let us know so we can share the news with the rest of the world. You can follow more up-to-date news on our twitter feed twitter.com/lpoolacoustic
Here’s a selection of some of the acoustic events taking place in May. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links.
Now that you’ve had this month’s lowdown, here are some events coming up next month that deserve a bit more advance notice.
The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is always looking for acoustic music from local artists or bands to play on the show. If you’re interested then visit the Spotlight page on our website liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight and scroll down to the ‘Taking part’ section to find out how to submit a track.
And talking of the Liverpool Acoustic website, many thanks to everyone who made nice comments about the new design. We’re chuffed to bits with the new format where we can feature important news and reviews items in the swish slider at the top of the home page. We’re still tweaking things to make them even better, and if you have an idea about how we can do that then drop us a line on our contact page – we’d love to hear from you.
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was created 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. It contains an extensive diary of acoustic events, from festivals, theatre concerts and folk clubs to showcases and open mic nights. The News and Reviews service is available as a free email subscription and carries previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast, and a newsletter on the first of each month.
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