It’s July 2013 and the fantastic music just keeps on rolling.
Wirral Festival of Firsts returns from Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th July atvarious venues across the Wirral peninsula, and features an engaging mix of music, art, cinema, music, poetry, theatre, music, workshops, competitions, and more music! Full details from festivaloffirsts.com. We’ll be bringing you a taste of some of the music in our next Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight very soon.
The Americana Weekend returns to the Liverpool Philharmonic on the weekend of Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July with a lineup including BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, and Chris Moreton, plus aftershows and workshops at the Rodewald Suite. The fantastic addition for this year is the Free Americana Fringe Festival at the newly-saved Caledonia on Catharine Street, featuring The Rip Roaring Success, The Flamin’ Mamies, and much more. Weekend tickets and individual event tickets can be bought from liverpoolphil.com
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE
Liverpool Acoustic Live returns to its regular four act format this month at the View Two Gallery, with the event on Friday 26th July 2013 featuring:-
Caroline England – a Liverpool Acoustic favourite, obsessively ginger and proud Caroline England has a great voice and great songs to match
Zoë West – originally from the north east of England but now living in Surrey, Zoe West is a singer-songwriter making waves on the local music scene
Mark Pountney – lead singer (as Mark Delaney) of former Liverpool band The Mojave Collective, Mark Pountney is now treading a solo musical path with his superb songs and engaging live performances.
Sunday Jones – Gregg and Dean Billingsley perform with two guitars, two voices in harmony, and a hat full of catchy songs
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.
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.
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Last month we bid farewell to Vinyl on Lark Lane, and as a result Festival Express has moved to The Albert, and Pros & Coms has moved to The Laundry (both on Lark Lane)
You say goodbye…
The Saturday event at Vinyl has finished with the closure of the venue.
And I say hello…!
There’s a new monthly Open Mic Night with Steve Wale at Thornton Hough Village Club and Bar. It runs from 7pm to midnight on the first Saturday of the month, and is free to attend. More details on facebook.
JULY DIARY SELECTION BOX
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.
Wednesday 3rd – Eileen Rose and the Holy Wreck @ Grateful Fred’s – top class music from Nashville, with support from LA duo Richie Lawrence and Katie Thomas. 8.15pm start, tickets £8 from wegottickets.com
Thursday 4th – David Kitt @ Lomax – Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt (Bianco Y Negro, WEA, Rough Trade) tours the UK for the first time in over fiver years. Support from Margie Lewis. Doors 7.30pm, tickets £12.50 from wegottickets.com
Friday 5th – The Darktown Strutters Ball @ The Kazimier – Headline act is the wonderful Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, with support from Sidney Bailey’s No Good Punchin’ Clowns. 8.30pm doors, £5 in, facebook event here.
Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th – Wirral Festival of Firsts @ various venues – music, art, cinema, music, poetry, theatre, music, workshops, competitions, and more music! Full details from festivaloffirsts.com
Friday 12th – Acoustic Dustbowl @ View Two Gallery – with headline act Chuck Melchin (Bean Pickers Union), and support from the Southbound Attic Band. Tickets £5 from wegottickets.com, £6 on the door at 8pm.
Saturday 13th – Norwegian Shanty Singers @ The Baltic Fleet – this regular shanty session welcomes the 10 strong group Risør Shantykor from the Norwegian town of Risør. They’ll be performing with support from Trim Rig and a Doxy, and will be joined by friends from far and near. Entrance is free, with a collection going to the RNLI. More details from liverpoolseashanty.co.uk
Tuesday 16th – Unity Acoustic Night @ The Unity. Headlining is the fantastic Anna Corcoran (read the Liverpool Acoustic EP review here), with support from Jay Lewis [CAST, The La’s], Dave O’Grady, and Edward Barlow. Tickets £8 from unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk
Friday 19th – Barney Soanes ‘Far From Plain’ EP launch @ MelloMello, with support from Marc Hannon. There’s an aviation theme for the night, with the tickets being ‘boarding passes’ and getting you a free cocktail! 8pm, click here for tickets. Facebook event here.
Saturday 20th – The Songbook Sessions @ The Zanzibar – another cracking lineup with Joe Symes and the Loving Kind launching their new album. Also performing on the night will be Jimmy and the Revolvers, Rachael Wright & the Good Sons, and more. 7.30pm doors, £4 in, facebook event here.
Wednesday 24th – Grateful Fred’s @ Lomax – Formby’s foremost providers of top-class acoustic and roots music venture into the city for the first time with headliner Nashville’s Jon Byrd, and support from The Good Intentions, Grateful Fred, and the Grateful Fred Ukulele Orchestra. Tickets £5 on the door or £3.50 in advance from wegottickets.com
Friday 26th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ View Two Gallery – Caroline England, Zoë West, Mark Pountney, and Sunday Jones. 8pm doors, 8.30pm start, tickets £5 advance, £6 on the door.
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th – Americana Weekend @ Liverpool Philharmonic & The Caledonia – details at the top of the newsletter.
In addition to our regular monthly events at the View Two Gallery, we’re also looking forward to a couple of extra events later this year. One of these is Jon Gomm at LEAF on Bold St on Thursday 12th September, and the other is the return of Celebrating Subversion: The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow on Saturday 19th October. Tickets for Jon Gomm are already selling fast from seetickets.com, and if you want advance notice of tickets for Celebrating Subversion (and our other live events) then sign up to our event PR mailing list here.
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