February 2014 sees us marking Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 5th birthday, and we’ve got a cracking show lined up to help us celebrate. And it’s not just us putting on cracking gigs this month, as we’re joined in the Cracking Gigs Club by Mellowtone, Grateful Freds, Acoustic Dustbowl, and The Zanzibar. See our Diary Selection Box below for more details.
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC @ SOUND
Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic takes place every Monday evening atSound 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 or turn up before the event starts at 8.30pm.
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE’S 5TH BIRTHDAY
The double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live is celebrating its 5th birthday on Friday 28th February 2014. The gig at our regular venue the View Two Gallery features the long-awaited return of local musician Alun Parry, music and visuals from new band Operation Lightfoot, Scarborough’s premier singer-songwriter Joe Solo, and winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge Alexandra Jayne.
Tickets are available in advance for £5 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.
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.
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One More For The Road, the weekly open mic at The Hatch (downstairs at Hopskotch), has moved from Thursday to Wednesday. Hosted by Terry Gray, it runs from 8.30pm to 11.30pm and each performer gets a free drink.
You say goodbye…
The monthly Liverpool Writers Block at Lomax came to an end last year. You can still keep up to date with the gang behind it by listening to their podcast at garymaginnis.com/podcast
And I say hello…!
Nothing new this month
FEBRUARY DIARY SELECTION BOX
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.
Wednesday 5th – The Stray Birds @ Grateful Fred’s at The Atkinson Studio. This American trio are selling out venues all across the country, so don’t miss out. This month sees support from Leeds band We Died At Sea, and hosts the Grateful Fred Band. Tickets from theatkinson.co.uk
Friday 7th – Drew Holcomb @ Acoustic Dustbowl at View Two Gallery – Tennessee based singer-songwiter Drew Holcomb who has supported Ryan Adams in the US brings his Americana songs to Liverpool. Support from Johnny Sands and regular hosts The Southbound Attic Band. Doors 8pm for an 8.30pm start, and tickets £6 on the door or £5 in advance from wegottickets.com
Friday 21st – Paul Straws @ Mellowtone at LEAF on Bold St. This gig sees a special screening of the animation for You Wouldn’t See It That Way, plus support from Ivan Campo, and Jessica Mary York. Tickets £5 adv (Skiddle), £7 on the doors from 8pm.
Saturday 22nd – The Songbook Sessions @ The Zanzibar. Tony and crew continue to bring us cracking nights of live music in one of the city’s top music venues. This chapter sees Thom Morecroft and the Full Moon Band joined by The Levons, Jo Bywater, Acoustic Carpets, After The Rush Hour, Mudcat Landing, and Taylor & The Mason. 7.30pm doors, and £5 in.
Wednesday 26th – Paper Aeroplanes @ Mellowtone at the Kazimier. Folk-infused alternative pop songs from the ever-popular Welsh duo. Tickets £8 adv (Skiddle) and doors open at 8pm
Friday 28th – Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 5th Birthday @ View Two Gallery. 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start, tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door. On our birthday bill we’ve got Alun Parry, Operation Lightfoot, Joe Solo [Scarborough], and Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge winner Alexandra Jayne.
Threshold returns on the weekend of Friday 28th March across the Baltic Triangle (and beyond!) and includes the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon on Saturday 29th at The Baltic Social (formally Elevator Bar). You can read all about it here.
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.