July 2012 can only mean one thing – The Big O. No, not the return of Roy Orbison (he’s too busy working in Elvis’ chippy) but the Olympic Games down in that London. For those of you who aren’t interested there’s plenty of fantastic acoustic music to take your mind off all things sporty (what do you mean, we didn’t win Euro 2012?). This month sees Formby Live, Wirral Festival of Firsts, Liverpool Phil’s Americana Weekend, Threshold’s Summer Fun(d) Raiser, and the welcome return of the Acoustic Air Raid to St Lukes bombed out church – links to all of these in our online diary.
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month is on Friday 20th July 2012 at the View Two Gallery. It’s a week earlier than normal to accommodate the touring schedule of our overseas visitors. It also conveniently avoids clashing with the Olympics opening ceremony the Friday after!
Tickets are available in advance for £6 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £7 on the night when the doors open at 8.00pm. The music starts at 8.30pm and goes through to just after 11.00pm.
Eric and Peter will be appearing live on Billy Butler’s BBC Radio Merseyside programme on Friday 20th July after 2.30pm.
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.
This month we’re starting the long process of checking as many events as possible to see if they’re still running. If we don’t get a reply from the organiser or venue we’ll remove it from the diary and mention it in our monthly newsletter. If we end up removing an event by mistake then we’ll do our best to put it back as soon as possible with updated contact details. Use the ‘Contact’ page to let us know about any we’ve missed.
Here’s a selection of some of the acoustic events taking place in June. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links.
The original version of our review of Gerry Murphy’s excellent album Crescent City Daze incorrectly inferred that two of the songs were Gerry’s interpretations of songs written by other people. This is not the case. We have since corrected the mistake and would like to make it clear that all of the songs on the album are original songs written by Gerry. You can pick up your own copy of the album to enjoy by visiting Probe on College Lane, and you can find out more info from gerrymurphymusic.com
If you spot any other errors or bloopers on the Liverpool Acoustic website (heck, we’re only human!) then please contact us and let us know
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – July 2012
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. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, interviews with local musicians, the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast, and a newsletter on the first of each month. This content is also available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.
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