It’s 2014! Happy New Year from Liverpool Acoustic! We’re celebrating by continuing to bring you news and reviews from the acoustic music scene across Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area. If you’ve got anything to share with us then feel free to get in touch using the form on the Contact page.
Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic returns after its Christmas break on Monday 13th January. Our newest live music venture takes place every Monday evening at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street. Hosted by Three Minute Hero (Stuart Todd) each night features a mix of booked acts and open mic. If you want to play and would like to book your slot in advance you can do this by posting on the event page at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
At the end of last year we introduced some guidelines for performers that are worth publishing again.
1. Bring your instrument with you or you don’t play
2. You go on at the agreed time and stick to it
3. Open mic performers can play no more than three songs
4. Either book your slot online (on the facebook event page) or arrive early (from 8pm) to put your name on the list
5. If you arrive after 9pm you won’t get to play unless you’ve booked online
6. No bands unless we’ve booked you
7. We start the music from 8.30pm on the dot
8. A free drink for everyone who plays
Liverpool Acoustic Live kicks off the new year with a cracking gig in the form of local folk-rockers Merry Hell. Last time they played for us there was dancing at the View Two Gallery and we wouldn’t bet against the same happening this time round! Also playing for us on the evening of Friday 24th January 2014 are local band Moxie and American blues singer Jameson.
Tickets are available in advance for £6 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night. Doors open at our new regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm.
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.
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.
Some regular and occasional acoustic events never get added to our online diary or mentioned in the newsletter because the organisers just haven’t told us about them. If you come across something you think we should be including but aren’t then get the organisers to send us the details using the ‘add event’ button on our Diary page.
Also, if there’s an acoustic music release or an acoustic gig or event you think we should be featuring then let us know and we’ll put it out to our review team.
And we’ll finish with news that Early Bird tickets are now available here for the 10th Wirral Folk Festival from 5th to 8th June. Now that’s what we call planning ahead!
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – January 2014
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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