Liverpool Acoustic are delighted to welcome back LIPA alumni Rosie Jones and Zoe Nicol with their band Worry Dolls on Friday 22nd May 2015.
Rosie and Zoe were last seen at the View Two Gallery in 2010 when they performed alongside Rachael Wright and Tina Refnes in a LIPA Special. Since then they’ve moved to London and made a name for themselves on the national folk and acoustic circuit with their infectious songs and playful performances.
Joining Worry Dolls will be touring support Alex Bayly, popular local performer Neildsy, and teenage singer-songwriter Katy Galloway.
Now there’s no need to worry about what to do on Friday 22nd May – Worry Dolls have got it sorted!
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1. Worry Dolls – Be So Cruel
2. Alex Bayly – Wandering Song
3. Neildsy – Echo, Echo
4. Katy Galloway – Games
5. Rosie Jones – Maybe We’ll Fly
6. Zoe Nicol – Rainbow
Listen to Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 26 for April 2010.
London indie-folk duo WORRY DOLLS’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets Worry Dolls apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing “cliché love songs”.
Many will have seen Worry Dolls performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. Some on Merseyside will remember them from their time at LIPA.
With a strong online following, tracks from Worry Dolls’ debut EP have clocked up over 91k views on YouTube, and over 77k spins on SoundCloud.
Since their first EP, Worry Dolls’ sound has grown as their influences have shifted more towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains – still with a strong UK stamp.
In their time together as a duo, they’ve forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result.
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/KPDMAegNWUI – Here’s quirky, Indie folk duo Worry Dolls with their video for their song Oliver.
After a successful 4 years as lead songwriter of Indie band The Last Men and signing publishing deals with Universal Music, ALEX BAYLY releases his first solo acoustic folk record in 2015. His debut A/B side featuring Wandering Song & Land You Made have received airplay on BBC radio and Amazing Radio.
BBC 3 Counties Kelly Betts – ‘Wondering Song’ was playlisted as Introducing Track of the Week, July 2014′
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/5Kf5qKZQeiE – Watch Alex Bayly’s fantastic Wandering Song recorded live in the studio.
Who’s ere who’s not??? Neildsy’s here, born and bred in Liverpool.
NEILDSY has an energetic pop/rock style with upbeat songs, catchy melodies and memorable lyrics which will stay embedded in your head. Neildsy won best song with ‘Echo Echo’ at the 2014 Liverpool Musicians Awards and recently made a appearance on Bay TV. Neildsy has now joined forces with David John Jaggs from The Ragamuffins who is producing his forthcoming album. Single release with a video are next on the horizon – the future is bright… and it’s going to be emotional!
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/xP0edi9jAJU – Live from Ian Prowse’s Monday Club at the Cavern Pub, this is Neildsy with his hit song Echo, Echo.
KATY GALLOWAY is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Northwich, Cheshire. She has been gigging since she was 14 and has been lucky enough to play at some fantastic venues in the North-West of England near Manchester and Liverpool. She is currently finishing off the recording of her debut EP, Games which will be available in June/July. Her passion for music began at a young age, she loved singing since she was very little and when she was 7 began to play the flute. She carried on this interest as she grew up and when she was 14, she started to write songs about her experiences in her life. She taught herself the guitar to accompany these songs and has now began to spread that interest into other instruments such as the piano and ukulele.
Currently she’s at college studying for my AS Levels in English Literature, English Language, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts. After college she hopes to be able to maintain a career singing and performing no matter how difficult it may be!
VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/8V3bcoAfOI8 – Check out Katy performing her cover of Style by Taylor Swift.
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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 22nd May 2015
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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