LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC EXTRA
GIDEON CONN & DONNA MACIOCIA
Liverpool Acoustic eXtra returns to Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery on Saturday 26th October to welcome Gideon Conn and Donna Maciocia as they bring their Highlights and Perceptions tour to Liverpool. The tour coincides with the launch of a shared EP of the same name which is available as a limited edition 12″ vinyl release.
Gideon Conn and Donna Maciocia (pronounced ma-chaw-cha) are independent artists who share a love of performance and have uniquely identifiable voices and captivating characters, reflected in honest and distinctive song writing. Donna plays guitar, ukelele, piano, glockenspiel and has a voice that could melt butter. Gideon plays guitar, and sings songs reflecting his intricate and honest expositions of the human condition.
‘The people of Britain may not know it yet, but Gideon Conn is one of their national treasures.’ – Scroobius Pip
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Gideon Conn is an English singer-songwriter. He is based in Manchester, but tours extensively around the UK, and has played at UK festivals, including Glastonbury Festival. He has been played on XFM Radio and on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens, and supported popular American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz on his 2008 UK Tour.
Gideon sells his artwork through his website, and has a range of self-designed clothing, created in collaboration with Yes No Maybe Clothing.
Donna Maciocia (ma-chaw-cha) is an Edinburgh based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist blessed with a stunningly unique voice. Her influences range from Michael Jackson to Rachmaninov, making her a little difficult to categorise, so to watch her live is to see Donna at her best. A one woman juggernaut of sound, known to single handedly layer vocals, piano, guitars and beat boxing along with the sounds of a ukulele and kazoo.
VIDEO PREVIEWyoutu.be/nbN9yC7SfK4 – Here’s Donna performing The Nothing And The Numb at a Lemonade Live Showcase.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
Spotlight 102: Saturday 26th October 2013 – Gideon Conn & Donna Maciocia
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.