October 2014 sees a bumper Diary Selection Box of cracking gigs for the start of Autumn. Instead of sitting at home watching The X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing why not get out and support live music in one of the best music cities in the world?
Liverpool Acoustic’s weekly open mic continues every Monday at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street. The night starts at 8.30pm, runs through to 11.30pm, and features two or three booked acts alongside the open mic. Alternate weeks are hosted by Liverpool Acoustic’s Three Minute Hero (Stuart Todd) and K’s Choice Acoustic’s Derek King.
Every single week in September was packed to the rafters with open mic performers, supporters and listeners so if you want to take part in October make sure you get down early to claim a slot and a seat. Musicians wishing to reserve an open mic slot can request a slot online by posting on the facebook event page at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
Liverpool Acoustic Live for Friday 24th October 2014 sees the return of American singer and songwriter Zoe Mulford who’ll be bringing her distinct brand of North American folk to the intimacy of Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery. BBC Radio Merseyside’s On The Beat presenter Spencer Leigh said about Zoe, “These days there are thousands of singer/songwriters but only few have something new to offer. I think Zoe Mulford is very special.” We think Zoe is very special too!
Joining Zoe on the night will be Silent Cities, solo project of Simon Madison, who like Zoe has received glowing comments from a high profile radio presenter. BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson said, “It’s not a question of chords, lyrics, melody or recording quality it’s simply that sometimes you can tell within seconds that you’re listening to The Real Deal. And – take it from me – this artist, my friends, is The Real Deal.” High praise indeed!
Completing the lineup is local singer-songwriter Katie Nicholas who rose to prominence with her single Chemistry. Since then Katie has won the Michael Molloy Youth Music Award at the Liverpool Music Awards 2013 so she should fit right in at the Liverpool Music Awards’ Live Music Night of the Year!
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
All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live and if you want to receive information about tickets before they go on general sale then sign up to our events publicity mailing list here.
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.
ADVANCE DATES – NOVEMBER
ADVANCE DATES – DECEMBER
Two pieces of news from Threshold Festival – #thresholdV – taking place from 27th to 29th March 2015
Graham – on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – October 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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