November 2013 sees an expanded International Guitar Festival of Great Britain taking place across the whole month at venues throughout Wirral. There’s something for everyone whatever your musical tastes so check out the listings at bestguitarfest.com
Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street is going from strength to strength following its September launch. This weekly open mic is free to attend, and performers get a free drink. Each night also features a number of booked acts too. It takes place every Monday from 8pm to midnight, and if performers want to book a slot they can either turn up early or ask on the facebook event. This coming Monday 4th November sees guests Jordan Madani and The Southbound Attic Band.
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month is the Showcase Final for the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge. Now in it’s third year this event continues to impress with the high level of inventiveness and song craft from our local songwriters.
The Showcase Final takes place at the View Two Gallery on the evening of Friday 22nd November 2013. This year eleven finalists will perform their song with an image of the work of art that inspired it projected onto the wall behind them for the audience to see.
Tickets are available in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
The last two years the tickets sold out within a week being placed on sale, so if you want to attend you’ll need to book your place as soon as possible.
Please note if the online tickets sell out there will be no entry on the night for anyone who hasn’t bought their ticket in advance.
All money raised on the night will be split between Marie Curie Cancer Care in Woolton and Garston Animal Rescue, in memory of Liverpool Acoustic team member Sharon Jones.
Doors open at the earlier time of 7.30pm, with the event starting at 8.00pm.
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.
Earlier this year we were saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Amanda DeAngeles after a long and brave fight with cancer. Amanda was well known as a talented poet, author and writer, and a vocal supporter of the local creative scene. Above that she was a lovely, warm person who is missed terribly by her family and friends.
Some of Amanda’s friends have decided to get together to remember and celebrate her life with an evening of poetry and acoustic music. It’s taking place at the View Two Gallery on Friday 29th November.
We will let you have more details closer to the time, although we can confirm that TJ & Murphy will be performing along with other musicians and poets.
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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.
Tickets are on sale now for next month’s joint Christmas Party with Acoustic Dustbowl on Friday 13th December. Music on the night will be provided by members of the Acoustic Dustbowl and Liverpool Acoustic teams, and include The Southbound Attic Band, the Mudcat Brothers, Three Minute Hero, and some bloke called Graham Holland! All money raised on the night through tickets and the raffle is going to charity, so grab your tickets now from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
And talking of tickets, we hope you didn’t miss out on the notice about early bird tickets for Threshold 2014. You did? Well never fear for you can still get your weekend ticket for a staggeringly-cool £10 from here.
And talking of Threshold 2014, if you’re a musician and you’d like to take part then you can apply using the handy online form here. And you never know, you might even end up playing the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon on Saturday 8th March 2014!
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – November 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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