“Happy New Year, Happy New Year, may we all have a vision now and then of a world where every neighbour is a friend.” We thank the great philosophers Abba for those meaningful words as we head into 2013. This year we have no Olympic games or major international football tournament to distract us from the serious (and not so serious) business of acoustic music.
If your New Year’s Resolution is to learn how to be a songwriter then why not check out Mica Music’s five week course starting on 15th January? Each two hour session covers the essentials such as inspiration and themes, lyrics and music, melody and hook, format and structure, and tools and techniques. Find out more from micamusic.com
If songwriting isn’t your bag and you prefer singing instead then you might be interested to know that Sense of Sound are auditioning for new members. They’re particularly interested in recruiting baritones and basses, and could do with some more sopranos too. There’s a two stage audition process taking place on 27th and 28th January. You can find more information on the facebook event page or phone 0151 702 7799 during office hours and leave a message with your details.
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month sees our biggest ever night at the View Two Gallery as we welcome one of the most exciting bands on the UK Americana scene, The Toy Hearts. The gig is taking place on Friday 25th January 2013, and support on the night comes from Marc Sunderland.
Tickets are available in advance for £9 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £10 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.
And the new events just keep on coming! What we rarely hear about are the events which are no longer taking place, so if you know of anything in our diary that has fallen by the wayside why not 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.
Another year, another call for content. If anyone would like to join our reviewing team to review live events and music releases then drop us a line using the contact form and we’ll get back to you with more details.
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – January 2013
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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