Amanda Kostadinov, lead singer of Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, will be performing together with Berlin-based pianist and vocalist Richard de Bastion and guitarist Lee Evans exclusively for Liverpool Acoustic Live on Friday 23rd May 2014 at the View Two Gallery.
It’s been seventeen years since the legendary Gayle Warning Band last played in Berlin and the band members went their separate ways. Amanda Kostadinov joined Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, ‘The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert Experience’, and Richard de Bastion went on to collaborate with a range of musicians whilst pursuing a successful solo career. A chance meeting between Amanda and Richard in Liverpool last year sowed the idea for a one-off show, and the prospect of performing at the View Two Gallery with its grand piano sealed the deal. The pair said, “It’s about time some of those great Gayle Warning Band songs were heard again.”
Support is provided by Louisa Roach’s solo project She Drew The Gun which has been gathering praise from across the local music scene. The lineup is completed by 13 year old Millie Courtney who missed out on performing at March’s event due to illness. She’s now fully recovered and looking forward to playing at the View Two Gallery.
Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live
Artists: Amanda Kostadinov and Richard de Bastion, She Drew The Gun, Millie Courtney
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Amanda Kostadinov (Rumours of Fleetwood Mac) and Berlin based Singer/Songwriter Richard de Bastion join forces for a one-off showcase of original material.
The two of them met in England in 1991 when Richard joined Amanda’s ‘Gayle Warning Band’. They shared six musical years in England then in Germany before going their separate ways. Shortly thereafter, Amanda joined the acclaimed ‘Rumours of Fleetwood Mac’, currently touring throughout the UK. Richard, who has played with rock legends John Bonham, Jim Capaldi and the Edgar Broughton Band and written for the likes of Sally Oldfield and Justin Hayward, returned to his solo career as singer-songwriter.
The pair met again in Liverpool last year where the idea for a unique ‘once only’ reunion was born, combining the old but unforgettable material with a mix of Richard’s and Amanda’s newest best. The prospect of a performance in Liverpool’s prime showcase venue, with its grand piano, sealed the deal.
Liverpool based, and newly under the wing of local label Skeleton Key Records, Louisa Roach of She Drew the Gun is an artist getting used to being compared to those in the literary world as much as those in the music world. With lyrics that tell stories of love, loss, regret, time travel, bad habits, new beginnings, and with a mesmerising sincerity in the wordplay, its easy to see the pull towards the poetic. Home made videos and artwork, and several experimental live and recording line- ups create a community feel and a sense of a sort of unpredictable evolution taking shape. Sonically the result is a kind of glacial blues, ’songs to clear the mind and refocus’, expect reverb tinged riffs, left of field chordplay and a voice that comes from heart to ear.
13 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 delighted to announce that she’ll be performing on the main stage at the Echo Arena as part of a major event in July.
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Spotlight 112: Friday 23rd May 2014 – Amanda Kostadinov and Richard de Bastion
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.