April is here at last, bringing with it glorious sunshine, daffodils galore, and (hopefully) no snow. There’s lots to look forward to as we move into the second quarter of the year, with plenty of exciting gigs, events, and music taking place.
The GIT Awards are back for a second time with the awards taking place on 19th April. It’s great to see a couple of acoustic artists nominated, and we’ll certainly cheering for Nadine Carina and Dan Croll on the night.
20th April 2013 sees the 5th anniversary of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and we’ve been asking for your feedback via a short survey. If you missed the news item about it you can read it here. We want to know what we’re doing well, what we’re doing not so well, and how we could make things better moving forward. We’ve already had some nice comments and some interesting ideas, so keep them coming. And everyone who leaves a name will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to a future Liverpool Acoustic Live event.
The Liverpool Acoustic website covers the Greater Merseyside area and although we tend to focus on Liverpool (for obvious reasons) it’s always nice to be able to support events further afield. We’ve added our first event in the diary for Newton-le-Willows (see Diary News below), and if you live in Sefton, St Helens, Wirral, Cheshire West, Chester, Halton, or Warrington and know of any cool, local acoustic events that aren’t in our online diary, let us know and we’ll gladly add them.
Last year we enjoyed our two Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon events at the View Two Gallery so much that we’ve decided to throw in an extra one for you on Saturday 13th April. From 1.00pm to 4.00pm we’ll be showcasing some special guests alongside open mic slots. A couple of our young open mic performers from last year (George Lawless and Milly Pye) impressed us so much that they got a booking at our main Liverpool Acoustic Live event. The open mic slots are 10 minutes each, and are on a first come, first served basis.
Our booked acts are:-
The gallery will be open from 12.00pm through to 5.00pm, and the bar on the top floor will be open serving tea, coffee, or anything stronger! This is an all age event and you’re all welcome.
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month is at the View Two Gallery, and takes place on Friday 26th April 2013. We’re really excited about this one as our headline act, Only Child, will be performing with the Liva String Quartet. Complimenting this will be Liverpool songwriter Rob Clarke, plus the return of Berlin-born, London-based Roxanne de Bastion who impressed us all last year.
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.
Our diary cleanup continues with three more events deleted this month. If you can help us out by bringing us up to date, drop us a line using the ‘Contact‘ page. And if you have anything to add to the diary, just visit the ‘Diary‘ page and click the ‘Add Event’ button.
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.
Although the Liverpool Acoustic Survey 2013 is still open, the results we’ve had so far show quite a few people asking for more interviews, live reviews, and opinion pieces. So, if anyone feels like becoming a budding music journalist and joining our reviewing team 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 – April 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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