November was a real highlight for Liverpool Acoustic. Firstly we had the amazing Celebrating Subversion at Sefton Park Palm House which saw the venue’s largest ever attendance. Secondly, Liverpool Acoustic Live was named Live Music Event Of The Year 2012 at the Liverpool Music Awards. Thirdly, this year’s Songwriting Challenge was a huge success, with tickets for the Showcase Final selling out even faster than last year, and the quality of songs being even higher.
Sadly our joy last month was tinged with sadness following the death of Miles Carrington, a talented musician and genial event host. 34 is far too young… Local musician Matt Swift has recorded a song called Cry Out which will be made available as a secret download to anyone who donates to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) using the link justgiving.com/Matt-Swift Matt is also looking to put together a collaborative charity CD in memory of Miles – if anyone is interested in contributing drop him an email here.
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month is on Friday 14th December 2012 at the View Two Gallery when we’ll have our Christmas Party. Performing on the night will be:-
Tickets are available in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night.
Doors open at 8.00pm. The event starts at 8.30pm and goes through to 11.00pm.
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.
Christmas is the season for giving, so our gift to you is a collection of brand new regular acoustic events to wrap your novelty Christmas gloves round. We’ve removed a couple of events from the diary this month, but if you come across anything else that needs correcting or updating drop us a line using the ‘Contact‘ page to let us know.
Here’s a selection of some of the acoustic events taking place this month. Click on the event in the diary for full details and links.
Thanks to everyone who responded to our call for seasonal songs for the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight’s Christmas Show. It’s due for release round about 18th December, just in time to get you in the mood for Christmas.
And don’t forget, if you’re planning on heading out to any of the regular events in our online diary over the Christmas and New Year period, please check with the venue or event organiser beforehand to check that it’s still taking place.
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – December 2012
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.
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