It may be a chilly start to February but there’s no need to hibernate with so many fantastic music events taking place. We try to fit as much as possible into our monthly newsletters and online diary but we’re not able to cover everything so we often tweet and retweet news about gigs as we come across them. Feel free to send us updates by tweeting @lpoolacoustic and we’ll retweet them to our followers for you.
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC @ SOUND FOOD AND DRINK
Liverpool Acoustic’s weekly open mic takes place every Monday at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street. Alternate weeks are hosted by Liverpool Acoustic’s Three Minute Hero (Stuart Todd) and K’s Choice Acoustic (Derek King).
There’s a special guest this coming Monday 2nd February in the form of Isle of Man songstress Clara Barker.
Each night starts at 8.30pm, runs through to 11.30pm, and features one or two booked acts alongside the open mic.
Musicians wishing to reserve an open mic slot can either turn up early and add their name to the list or request a slot online by posting on the facebook event page at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE
Liverpool Acoustic Live this month takes place on Friday 27th February 2015 at our home on Mathew Street, the View Two Gallery.
Headlining our 6th anniversary gig will be London-based German singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion. It’s always a pleasure to see Roxanne playing live as those who’ve witnessed her sets for us at the View Two Gallery and the Bluecoat will attest to.
Support on the night comes from pianist and songwriter Jez Wing. The Echo and the Bunnymen keyboard player and member of Cousin Jaq will be treating us to a rare solo set on the View Two’s fabulous grand piano.
Completing the lineup is Jo Bywater, winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2014 with her song Riches to Rags.
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FEBRUARY DIARY SELECTION BOX
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.
Sunday 1st – Rae Morris @ The Kazimier – Brought to you by Harvest Sun, Ceremony Concerts, and Mellowtone, this event sees woman of the moment Rae Morris supported by Fryars. Facebook event here, and tickets here.
Monday 2nd – Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic @ Sound Food and Drink. 8.30pm start, 11.30pm finish. Special guest tonight – Clara Barker
Wednesday 7th – Grateful Fred presents Amelia Curran @ The Atkinson. Juno Award-winner Curran performs in Southport with support from The Grateful Fred Band. Tickets here.
Friday 6th – Acoustic Dustbowl @ View Two Gallery, with headline act The Good Intentions, plus Thom Morecrogt and hosts The Southbound Attic Band. Advance tickets here.
Friday 6th – Red Sails Release Party @ The Nordic Church. Local band Red Sails are supported at this BYOB venue by Nick Ellis and John Canning Yates. Tickets here.
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th – Love Folk Festival @ The Atkinson – Southport’s first ever folk festival sees an array of musical talent from names such as John Smith, Jackie Oats Trio, 3 Daft Monkeys, Oysterband, and more. Weekend tickets cost £36 and individual gigs are £10 each. Details here.
Saturday 14th – The Songbook Sessions Valentine Special @ The Zanzibar – featuring Leddra Chapman album launch, Lee Broderick, Cal Ruddy, Ben Higgs, and The Neon Tears. Facebook event here.
Wednesday 18th – The Parr Street Sessions @ Studio 2 – monthly showcase hosted by Thom Morecroft, featuring Shannen Bamford, Vanessa Murray, Lucy Mayhew, Dan Astles, Carl Harper, Hannah Kewn, Paul Dunbar, and Benn Helm. Details on facebook.
Sunday 22nd – JP Cooper @ The Magnet – with support from Sophia Ben-Yousef and Amique, plus Beaten Tracks DJs. Tickets here.
Friday 27th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ View Two Gallery, featuring Roxanne de Bastion, Jez Wing, and Jo Bywater. Tickets here.
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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.