ANNOUNCE - Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 open until 29th October
The next Liverpool Acoustic Live event is on Friday 25th May, and we welcome the return of one of our favourite musicians – Lizzie Nunnery – three years after she last performed for us. In support we’ve got Dan Whitehouse from Wolverhampton, Dayve Dean from Cheshire, and The Science of the Lamps from… er.. goodness knows where!
Join the facebook event here.
Lizzie Nunnery has stories to tell and a voice to make you listen
With the release of her debut album Company of Ghosts in spring 2010, Lizzie’s reputation as a captivating new voice in British folk, has continued to grow.
BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding named the album in his top ten releases of 2010, and it was nominated for Best Debut in the 2010 Spiral Earth awards.
She has played at folk festivals and venues across the UK, and ended 2010 with a performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s Irish Sea Sessions, alongside a fourteen piece all star band including Niamh Parsons and Damien Dempsey. Her highly anticipated second album will be released in 2012, and she’s set to take part in the Irish Sea Sessions again this coming October.
She is also an award winning playwright, with her stage play “Intemperance,” receiving a 5 star review in the Guardian. Her play with songs, “The Singer”, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 08 and she co-composed the soundtrack to her short film, “Monkey Love”, broadcast on Channel 4 in September 2009.
Wolverhampton’s Dan Whitehouse writes music steeped in timeless roots traditions, laced with lyrical twists that narrate modern life. Following on from his 3 EPs (The Balloon, The Bubble, The Box), his eponymous debut album is acoustic at heart, sensitively embellished with a creative band of musicians who add their distinctive sounds to Dan’s muse.
“Sensational…if this track had Peter Gabriel’s name on the sleeve it would be hailed as a major return to form… deserves a lot of respect” TOM ROBINSON BBC 6 MUSIC
Dayve Dean is a singer/songwriter based in Cheshire. Similar in style to acts such as Crowded House and David Gray, the music falls somewhere between pop, folk and indie.
His latest album, Octagon, was launched with a month long run of shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The album was produced by Nigel Stonier (who has worked with acts including Thea Gilmore, Clare Teal, Sandi Thom and Lindisfarne). The tour to support the album has taken him nationwide including festival appearances at Brighton, London, Devon and Anglesey; support slots for acts including The Christians, Rod Clements, Echobelly, Thea Gilmore, Mark Morris (of The BlueTones) and Badly Drawn Boy; and an outdoor performance in Trafalgar Square which was screened by Sky Arts.
Octagon was followed up by the This Love EP and the new album, Tricks Of The Light, is in the process of being recorded.
Sophie is a singer/songwriter from N.Wales/Chester. An eclectic blend of acoustica, folk and indie-pop have seen her draw comparison to the likes of Laura Marling, Camera Oscura, KT Tunstall and Bon Iver.
Her recent efforts have seen the independent release of a 6-track EP “My Friend, The Moon” [available on iTunes/Amazon MP3 now!] and playing loads of really great gigs with some really great people.
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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