Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon returns for Threshold V this Saturday
Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon @ Threshold takes place on Saturday 28th March 2015 at its regular venue The Baltic Social.As you’d expect from Liverpool Acoustic the lineup is suitably varied, with youngsters Eleanor Nelly and Sophie Morgan joining experienced solo performers Simon Herron, Iain Till, SheBeat, and Chris Callander, plus local group Twisted Trees. The afternoon features performers from further afield in the form of Norway’s Nora Konstanse and Glasgow’s John Rush, and the event is brought to a rousing finish with local indie pop favourites The Ragamuffins.Liverpool Acoustic’s co-organiser Graham Holland said, “Threshold is one of the musical highlights of the year and I’m really excited about bringing another cracking lineup to our regular Threshold venue The Baltic Social.”
Threshold Festival is a home-made music and arts event held in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle focusing on emerging artists, new work/ first views, collaboration, DIY, avant garde and community-based projects – encompassing music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.
“homegrown musicians, artists, poets and dancers congregate within the warehouses of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.” The Guardian
“a serious cornerstone in the Merseyside music calendar.” – Getintothis
Threshold V the fifth annual Festival of Music & Arts takes place 27-29th March 2015 in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool.
SOPHIE MORGAN (2.00pm)
Sophie Morgan is a 17 year old singer-songwriter from Widnes who first tinkled on the piano at the age of six and was writing her own songs three years later. Sophie has already impressed Simon Jones (The Verve) and Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and is hoping to impress even more people with her performance at Threshold 2015.
SIMON HERRON (2.30pm)
Simon Herron is a songwriter from Derry in the north of Ireland. He has just released his second EP, Demons, on Belfast based label, Dharma. After releasing some early demos and his first EP, Masquerade, Simon received the accolade of Soundclouder of the Day alongside airplay on BBC introducing, Across The Line and Electric Mainline.
SheBeat is a Liverpool singer songwriter. Expect tales of romantic misadventure and perfect portions of hum-a-long acoustic folk pop. 60s influences mix with modern day troubadours PJ Harvey and Norah Jones
JOHN RUSH [Glasgow] (3.30pm)
Glasgow based singer/songwriter John Rush with his ‘folk tinged pop songs’ has played some of Glasgow’s greatest venues such as ‘King Tuts Wha Wha Hut’, ‘O2 Academy’, ‘Barrowlands’ and most recently ‘The Royal Concert Hall’. Over the years he has racked up some highly acclaimed support slots with names like ‘Ocean Colour Scene’, ‘Mark Morris (Bluetones), ‘Chris Helme (Seahorses) and even Paul Weller favourite, Irish singer songwriter ‘Declen O’Rourke’.
IAIN TILL (4.00pm)
Iain Till is a Liverpool based singer, songwriter and bassist. Most recently playing bass with Liverpool favourites The City Walls, Till embarked on his solo project in 2013, releasing the well received, country tinged EP, ‘Oh, Sweetheart of Mine.’ Following this up with a further solo release, ‘The Rise and the Fall,’ in November 2014, Till has proven to be a very considered and most able writer. A polished and confident performer, 2014 saw Till supporting acts such as The Rails and Bird to Beast, and playing for Liverpool Acoustic, LIMF and Threshold Festivals.
TWISTED TREES (4.30pm)
Twisted Trees are a three piece folk band from Liverpool described as having “wonderful harmonies” (Chris Currie, Wirral Radio) and able to “blow you away” (Addistock). Claire, Chris and Ron have each previously played in local bands of various genres including; We The Undersigned, The Kesey Experiment and The Light Fantastic; have sessioned for artists such as Dawn Penn and even supported diverse artists from The Ramones to Ed Sheeran to John Smith.
NORA KONSTANSE [Norway] (5.00pm)
The big hit from last year’s Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon @ Threshold, Singer/Songwriter Nora Konstanse creates alternative folk and a dynamic musical expression by combining her fragile voice with the bands big soundscape. She tells big stories using small words in both English and Norwegian whilst moving in a musical landscape among artists like Ane Brun, Sigur Ros and Joni Mitchell. The music is inspired by the Scandinavian raw nature and her life in the heart of Liverpool as well as she picks up elements from traditional Norwegian folk. Konstanse has spent the last year playing several gigs and festivals in both England and Norway. Recently she released her first official music video to the song ”Wonder” and she is now looking forward to spending the whole summer on the road together with her band, visiting some of Norway’s finest festivals.
ELEANOR NELLY (5.30pm)
Eleanor Nelly is a 15 year old singer-songwriter from Liverpool who plays guitar and piano. She can be seen regularly gigging around Liverpool and has a residency at Bierkeller. Eleanor’s mature songs and performances belie her youth, and she makes new fans and followers every time she plays.
CHRIS CALLANDER (6.00pm)
Chris is a singer-songwriter from Toxteth, Liverpool with a refreshing take on acoustic tuneage. He has previously performed at Threshold, Liverpool International Music Festival, and the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon, and was runner-up in the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2013. “Brilliant writing” Alan Bean – Lunar Astronaut
THE RAGAMUFFINS (6.30pm)
The Ragamuffins are an energetic indie-pop six piece with swirling organs and irrepressible soulful brass accompanying chiming guitar, driving bass and pounding drums, with enough infectious melody to sink battleships and the lyrical wit to make the savviest comedian flee to their offshore tax haven.
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon @ Threshold V
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