James M Carson headlines Liverpool Acoustic Live at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street on Friday 26th September 2014. It’s been over four years since James last played this double award-winning event and the talented Manchester singer-songwriter has lots of great new music to share. Supporting James on the night are three more great acts in the form of Irish duo ODi, singer-songwriter and producer Joe Rhead, and introducing 14 year old Eleanor Nelly.
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4. Eleanor Nelly – Dark Wood
JAMES M CARSON
Bolton/Manchester based James M Carson has been carefully crafting his music; showcasing a unique guitar and vocal style to a growing audience over the past four years. Carson’s music draws heavily from folk, rock, alt-country and grunge influences, primarily Elliot Smith, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, George Harrison, and Roy Harper.
James M Carson’s impressive live shows have seen him open for Nick Harper, Mark Morriss, Evening Hymns, The Wooden Sky, and anti-folk hero Lach.
James M Carson’s long-awaited debut EP Sold As Scene is awash with echoes of 1970s Laurel Canyon. In this folk-rock setting Carson’s songs are filled with stories of dead-end towns, vagrants and personal tales of escapism.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/rKD_b6rDcPE – Here’s James M Carson performing a live session at The Clove Hitch for Vizea Sound/Film Fallon Sessions.
ODi are a music making duo hailing from Ireland who combine stunning vocals and harmonies with incredibly engaging songs.
Found mostly on the road, ODi have toured all over the UK, Europe and the USA, attracting an ever growing fan base along the way. They have taken their captivating live show to an array of venues ranging from intimate house concerts, to the live stage at the London Olympics 2012.
2014 sees songs from ODi’s debut European album release ‘Maslow’s Songbook’ including ‘One In A Million’ & ‘Something Beautiful’ featured across a series of EPs for release in the USA. 2 new EP releases of brand new material follow in the second part of 2014 with an album due in Summer 2015. And of course the touring continues, the very heartbeat at the centre of what ODi do.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/ats30y91pyQ – Enjoy the lovely video for ODI’s single One In A Million.
Joe Rhead is a musician and songwriter based in Liverpool. For the past 3 years, he has built up a steady reputation as a talented engineer and producer. Having worked with a number of talented songwriters from all over the UK, Joe has been busy in the studio helping craft some of the finest and well received records for a wealth of emerging acoustic artists.
Although writing and recording has never ceased, Rhead has been away from the live stage for the past year, choosing to work from his studio in central Liverpool. He is expected to release the follow-up to his much acclaimed debut EP ‘Growing Signs’ in early 2015.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/PhJT6OUhts4 – Watch a sneak-peak of Joe recording dobro guitar for James M Carson’s debut release Nothing Is Lost.
Eleanor Nelly is a 14 year old singer/songwriter from Liverpool. Eleanor has already had the pleasure of playing many amazing events across the northwest, such as Threshold Festival, Bickerstock Festival, Party On The Farm, a support slot for The Hummingbirds in the O2 Academy, and last year’s Hope Festival. She has recently been given a weekly slot from 3.00pm to 5.00pm every Sunday at Bierkeller, and is due to play Salford Music Festival and Liverpool Food And Drink Festival. Recently Eleanor won a competition to be Knowsley’s Rising Star by playing one of her originals and the song she sang at her first ever gig ‘Valerie’.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/NDfFFLQ06Go – Here’s the talented young Eleanor Nelly performing her own song Dark Wood for Headstock Acoustic.
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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 26th September 2014
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.
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