Liverpool Acoustic Live takes place on Friday 28th March 2014 at the View Two Gallery at the heart of the world-famous Cavern Quarter.
Headlining the event is Treetop, the musical project of Craig Lamb, who won the Liverpool Echo’s competition to find an unsigned act to play the Liverpool Music Awards ceremony at St George’s Hall last August.
Supporting Craig on the night will be freshened folk with a psychedelic twist from Bolton-based Throwing Pandas, music from the rootsy end of the pop spectrum with Chester’s Carl Foulkes Jones, and an opening set from 12 year old Millie Courtney.
Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live
Artists: Treetop, Throwing Pandas (Bolton), Carl Foulkes Jones, Millie Courtney
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Treetop is the solo project of Craig Lamb, a singer songwriter from Liverpool. Treetop began in the summer of 2013 and took off in a big way with numerous support slots, a live session for BBC introducing and an extremely well received performance at the Liverpool Music Awards. Since then, Craig has continued to gig around the northwest and record in a variety of locations around Liverpool. The first song to be released from these recording sessions is “I Just Need You” – a sparse stripped back song combining electric guitar and vocals, recently released for free from TreeTopOfficial.bandcamp.com
With many other releases planned for the coming months along with numerous high profile gigs, 2014 looks to be a good year for Treetop.
An eclectic mix of sounds, heavily acoustic, with a great slab of ukelele sparkle, from funky to folky with influence from Dylan to Arcade Fire; from Marley to Midlake; sweet songs and revolutionary tales of a war with humans and pandas! A new sound has arrived – freshened folk alternative with a psychedelic twist!
Sounding loosely like a street quartet of musicians Carl plays four instruments at once: a bass pedal (made up of old piano hammers and bass guitar strings) with his right foot, a snare drum with his left foot, a hung harmonica and acoustic guitar.
Armed with this he goes about troubadour alike exploring the rootsy end of the pop spectrum and playing in a long line of tradition with songs passed down from country blues to folk.
Recording has been done live at the minute and Jones is in the process of recording his first album to be called Monkey Chunk.
12 year old Millie Courtney hit the press last year with her self-penned Hillsborough tribute Broken Winged Angels. Since then she has been awarded an Artist Development Deal by Bold Management with Martin O’Shea as her manager.Millie recently played the Young Musicians Showcase at The Brink and is looking forward to announcing more exciting gigs for later this year.
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Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.