The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight started life in May 2008, the month after the website was founded. Originally the show featured one local musician each month, with host Graham Holland playing four of their songs and reading out sections of their biography between each one. When the Liverpool Acoustic Live events started the show changed to feature the artists due to appear at each future event. The occasional extra shows were also produced to feature music that had been submitted directly to the show.
We’re proud to say that in early October the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight will reach its 100th show, and to celebrate we’d like more local musicians and bands to get involved.
We’re looking for new instrumental bedding tracks to play between the songs. Ever since Show #1 we’ve used King of the Faeries as performed by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight on the Water.
If you’re a local musician and have an instrumental track we can use then we’d love to play it.
Bumpers and stingers
We’re also looking for some new bumpers and stingers. If you’re not sure what they are, they’re the short pieces of audio that are used to introduce the show, or as fun segments between tracks. (You can read definitions here.)
Here’s one that local band Merry Hell recorded for the Under The Mason’s Apron Podcast.
And this one is used on all of the Insomnia Radio shows.
So if you’re a musician or band and fancy being creative then it would be great to hear what you can do.
In exchange, you’ll get a lovely mention on the show and links in the shownotes back to your website, or facebook page, or iTunes tunes, or Reverbnation profile, or anywhere else!
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight needs your musical help
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.