Here at Liverpool Acoustic we don’t like our readers to be disappointed. We give subscribers to our PR mailing list (sign up here) secret advance ticket links for our future shows, and through the website we try our best to give plenty of notice of the hottest acoustic gigs in town so you can get your tickets before they sell out.
And as ‘hot gigs likely to sell out’ go, they don’t get much hotter than the one on Thursday 12th December when Stephen Langstaff will be playing a headline show at East Village Arts Club (EVAC) on Seel Street.
The show is compered by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Dave Monks, and support on the night is provided by local band The Thespians.
Doors open at 7.00pm and tickets are £10 from ticketweb.
Over the last 12 months, Stephen Langstaff has sold out the Epstein Theatre and played to a packed house at the newly opened East Village Arts Club in his native Liverpool. He’s enjoyed multiple plays on Radio 2 of his song ‘Smile’ and has traveled the UK playing solo shows and mastering his live performance. Stephen has recently returned from a trip to Nashville after being invited to write songs with some of the finest writers that the Music City has to offer.
Stephen gave up the chance of a career as a professional footballer to pursue music. He was at Liverpool Football Club from the age of 9 to 15 and offered a contract at Blackpool. His passion for music soon outweighed football and he hung up his boots for good.
Stephen has been writing and performing since the age of 11 and has honed his haunting and soulful style to create raw and lingering tracks. His voice is soulful and raw, he delivers his songs with complete conviction.
He was the first unsigned solo act ever to headline the main room of Liverpool’s 02 Academy, playing to 600 people. He has also notched up appearances at Chester Rocks (opening to 10,000 people), Cornbury, Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City, Latitude, Greenbelt and The Wicker Man festivals.
Having landed support slots with Merseyside legends including Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch, Cast, Space and The Lightning Seeds, Stephen’s future as the next great Liverpool music export looks bright.
Support comes from Liverpool based band The Thespians. Having already been lorded by MTV New York and BBC Radio 2’s Janice Long, the band certainly has a Ramones-esque lovability and a real handle on the charismatic drive which can thrust a band into the big time. So get ready for a perfect example of what the band do best – foot stomping, skinny jean ripping, indified garage rock.
Stephen Langstaff plays EVAC on Thursday 12th December 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.