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On the evening of Friday 24th July 2015 Liverpool Acoustic Live welcomes award-winning singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist Louise Jordan to Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery.
In recent years Louise has completed six UK and European tours including supports for Ralph McTell, Phil Beer, Barbara Dickson and Richard Digance and has gathered a wealth of positive press for her live performances and independently-release albums, with comments such as “A masterclass in songwriting” (R2 Magazine), “Absolutely, totally and completely brilliant” (Mike Harding) and “The fragility of perfection” (FolkWords).
Support on the night is provided by top local performers singer-songwriter Chris Callander, eclectic duo Moss & Jones, and 18 year old musician Esme Bridie.
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1. Louise Jordan – If It Lasts
2. Louise Jordan – Those Words
3. Chris Callander – Back In The Old World
from the album Ghosts of the OldCasartelli available from addistock.bandcamp.com
5. Esme Bridie – Waiting and Wishing
Now touring with her third album Veritas, Louise Jordan’s music has been described as ‘a masterclass in songwriting’. Fusing award winning acoustic song writing with classical influences and a folk sensibility, Louise Jordan accompanies herself on piano and guitar to play original works and musical settings of literature as well as her own unique arrangements of traditional material.Veritas (released September 2014) features uplifting and empowering original songs In the End and If It Lasts as well as fresh arrangements of traditional folk songs Bushes and Briars and Garners Gay, an original song based on the story of Hampshire smuggleress Lovey Warne and an aria written by classical composer G.F. Handel. Veritas was released thanks to support from the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s Aspire Programme and an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK.
‘A stirring, lilting grace’ The Telegraph
‘Absolutely, totally and completely, brilliant.’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
‘Haunting and unforgettable’ **** The Sunday Express
Moss & Jones’s debut album, Amateur Astronomy, was released in June 2015, and is available from mossandjones.bandcamp.com
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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 24th July 2015
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