Liverpool Acoustic Festival 21st to 22nd March 2014

Posted by in news, news and reviews

Liverpool Acoustic Festival

unity is set to host Liverpool’s very first Acoustic Festival.

Taking place over two days – Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March 2014 – the Liverpool Acoustic Festival features over 15 upcoming artists, established acts, seminars, record fairs, Q&As, workshops and special events.

unity is opening up every available space and filling the building with soothing sounds and mellow vibes in a jam-packed weekend celebrating the glory and passion of acoustic and roots music.

Tickets are limited and advance booking is essential, so don’t miss out on this brand new, intimate festival experience.

Booking Tickets

  • Friday 6pm – 11pm only :  £12
  • Saturday 1pm – 5pm only : £10
  • Saturday 6pm – 11pm only : £14
  • Saturday full-day pass 1pm – 11pm: £20 (save £4)
  • Full weekend pass – Friday & Saturday:  £30 (save £6)

How to book:
Each session of the festival can be booked individually or you can book day and weekend passes. You can dip in and out of the festival or stay and see everything, the decision is yours! To book individual sessions simply go to the relevant page and add the correct number of tickets to the basket. If you book all the sessions or both Saturday sessions the discount will automatically be applied for the full-day or weekend passes!

Seating: Unallocated
Additional fees: Ticket postage (optional) £1.00
Access: For access requirements please contact the box office or click here!

unitytheatre event
Media Partner: Bido Lito
Officially Sponsored by: Bumper, News From Nowhere
Officially Supported by: Liverpool Organic Brewery, Liverpool Acoustic


Friday 21st March – 6pm to 11pm

Robert Vincent Robert Vincent
Described by Q magazine as “the scouse Springsteen” Robert has gained him many plaudits, being hailed by The Times and The Guardian as ONE TO WATCH.

 Ewan McLennan
A critically-acclaimed, multi award-winner (BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award) combines traditional folk with a sound of his native Scotland, has gained him a reputation as a rising talent.

 Anna Corcoran
With echoes of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, Liverpool-born Anna is a critically-acclaimed, award-nominated artist and has been featured on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

 Shannen Bamford
A soft, dark acoustic sound, with extensive play on local radio, Shannen can site Rebecca Fergusonand Mel C as fans. An unmissable talent.

 Thom Morecroft
A veteran on the Liverpool music scene, Thom has gained great critical-acclaim with his fantastic voice and folk sound, including 3 awards at Liverpool Music Awards (Best Male Artist).

 Andy Pink
Known most notably as the frontman of alt-rock outfit CAVES, Andy’s solo project combines beautiful melody with punk ethic, reminiscent of early Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen.

Special festival event

 Beer tasting (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
unity has teamed up with Liverpool Organic Brewery to give you the chance to sample some delicious ales from the brewery’s ever growing selection.



Saturday 22nd March (1pm – 5pm)

Robert Vincent Thomas McConnell
A Liverpool artist who has exploded over the past year thanks to performing a track off Paul McCartney’s latest album and posting it on YouTube, which went viral. A great talent.

 Megan Thomas
A Liverpool-born singer/songwriter has echoes of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. Currently working with US producer Alan Glass (Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire andGeorge Benson)

 Edward Barlow
Best known as the frontman of Liverpool band, The Roscoes, Edward’s influences lie in 70′s rock, pop and soul. Combining great lyrics and melodies delivered by a brilliant voice.

 Just By Chance
A Liverpool acoustic duo who have won a legion of fans due to their acoustic-pop sound and lovely harmonies, reminiscent of a mid-90′s sound.

 Michael J Roach
Michael is an upcoming talent but is already making waves in the city with his powerful, loud, raspy voice and memorable alt-acoustic sound.

 Katreena Erin
Hailing from New Zealand but now based in Liverpool due to the love of the music scene, Katreena blends beautiful folk melodies with a pop sensibility.

Special festival event

 Beer tasting (12:30pm – 1:30pm)
unity has teamed up with Liverpool Organic Brewery to give you the chance to sample some delicious ales from the brewery’s ever growing selection.

 Acoustic Guitar Workshop: A Journey through fingerpicking
Join guitar tutor Scott Russell, as he takes you through a range of acoustic guitar playing techniques. Starting with classical styles, travelling through blues, country, folk and fingerstyle fusions. Bring a guitar along or just come to watch as we explore all possibilities


Saturday 22nd March (6pm – 11pm)

 Ian McNabb
Liverpool legend, with a career spanning over 30 years. Best known for 80′s iconic band The Icicle Works, and has played with Ringo Starr, Crazy Horse and The Lightning Seeds.

 Thomas J Speight
A fast-rising star with a country/folk/pop sound, who has performed with Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Jack Savoretti and Travis and has featured on BBC Radio 2.

 Sophia Ben-Yousef
An upcoming 17 year-old singer/songwriter/pianist named as ONE TO WATCH 2013 – Virgin Trains Liverpool International Music Festival Academy. An unmissable talent.

 TJ & Murphy
Liverpool acoustic-duo who weave together beautiful harmonies and finger-picking style guitar playing. Have appeared at unity many times to a sold out audience. Not to be missed.

 Laura Campbell
Performing a selection of her tracks from Legends of Flight’s forthcoming album Mountain West and acclaimed pop/rock act Mulu.

 Paul Dunbar
Folk/country with a soulful edge from the voice of critically-acclaimed Liverpool soul/rock outfit The Midnight Ramble. Reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen and Joe Cocker.

 Gary Edward Jones
A folk/soul sound with a beautiful voice to boot, Gary has been making waves across the Liverpool music scent for many years now, earning him a reputation as a formidable live act.

Special festival event

 Beer tasting (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
unity has teamed up with Liverpool Organic Brewery to give you the chance to sample some delicious ales from the brewery’s ever growing selection.

 In Conversation With…Mike Badger (The La’s) (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
An intimate conversation with The La’s member on the history and the journey of roots and acoustic music in Liverpool. Hosted and chaired by Bido Lito.




Liverpool Acoustic Festival 21st to 22nd March 2014

Liverpool Acoustic

About Liverpool Acoustic

Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was created 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. It contains an extensive diary of acoustic events, from festivals, theatre concerts and folk clubs to showcases and open mic nights. The News and Reviews service is available as a free email subscription and carries news about upcoming events, reviews of cds and gigs, interviews with local musicians, and a newsletter on the first of each month.