August 2014 is a busy month for music in the city of Liverpool, and here at Liverpool Acoustic we’re playing our part. In addition to our regular monthly Liverpool Acoustic Live event (22nd) we’re taking part in the Liverpool International Music Festival with the Liverpool Acoustic Garden at the Bluecoat (23rd & 24th) and the return of Above the Beaten Track (30th) also at the Bluecoat.
Liverpool Acoustic Live for Friday 22nd August 2014 sees the return of local favourites TJ & Murphy who’ll be bringing their distinct brand of dual guitar and vocal harmony to the intimacy of Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery.
Joining the boys on the night will be special guest Adrian Nation from Essex whose singing, songwriting and guitar playing will compliment TJ & Murphy’s music perfectly. Completing the lineup is local band Mojo Storm who impressed the audience when they played at the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon in June with their African-inspired songs and rhythms.
Tickets are available now in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night. Doors open at 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm.
You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
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Liverpool Acoustic will once again be joining forces with the Bluecoat and the Liverpool International Music Festival to bring you two afternoons of chilled-out acoustic music that we call the Liverpool Acoustic Garden.
It’s taking place from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2014 in the garden at the Bluecoat, and features fourteen fantastic local performers with a couple of visitors thrown in for good measure. If last year’s event is anything to go visitors to the Bluecoat are in for a real treat.
The lineup is as follows…
Saturday 24th August 2013
12.00pm – The Big I Am
12.30pm – Adrian Nation [Essex]
1.00pm – Simon Cousins
1.30pm – Roxanne de Bastion [London]
2.00pm – Mark Byrne
2.30pm – SheBeat
3.00pm – The Southbound Attic Band
3.30pm – John Chatterton
Sunday 25th August 2013
12.00pm – Mary McCombs
12.30pm – John Hall
1.00pm – Freda and the High Tides
1.30pm – Derek King
2.00pm – Tom George
2.30pm – Shoes4Brakes
3.00pm – Chris Callander
3.30pm – Jonathan Tarplee
As the date approaches you can find out more on the facebook event pages at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
Above the Beaten Track, the free, one-day festival of grass-roots music and art, returns to the Bluecoat after a two year absence and is bigger and brighter than ever. In addition to Mellowtone, Beaten Tracks, Liverpool Acoustic, and the Bluecoat, new partners this year include the Liverpool International Music Festival, Rebel Soul, Threshold, Merseyrail Sound Station, and more. We’ll be announcing the bands and musicians in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to our twitter feed @AboveTheBeatenT and the website abovethebeatentrack.co.uk for the latest news.
Liverpool Acoustic’s weekly Open Mic is taking a break during August.
We’ll be back on Monday 1st September at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street with our first birthday bash and a new co-host. We’ll tell you more about it closer to the time.
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.
There are two events at the start of September that are worth giving you advance notice of.
Monday 1st September sees our weekly Open Mic at Sound Food and Drink return after a summer break. We’ve got some exciting news about this event and will be announcing it closer to the time.
Saturday 6th September sees the launch of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge at the View Two Gallery. This will be taking place at the same time as our Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon event from 1pm to 4pm. Full details can be found on the Challenge website at challenge.liverpoolacoustic.co.uk
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – August 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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