Thanks to everyone who supported our events last month. Liverpool Acoustic Live with Louise Jordan, Chris Callander, Moss & Jones and Esme Bridie was another fantastic night of original, top quality acoustic music. Liverpool Acoustic Calling at Sound Food and Drink was lots of fun too with a varied programme of music across the afternoon.
The highlight of the month for those musicians lucky enough to have claimed a place was the FAC drop-in session with Fran Healy. The Travis frontman and songwriter answered questions from the floor and spent over an hour sharing his experiences and advice from his impressive career. To get more of a feel for the event, check out Roxanne de Bastion’s review here.
Liverpool Acoustic is looking to work with Roxanne and the FAC to host more drop-in sessions in the future.
Liverpool Acoustic’s weekly open mic at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street is taking its annual August break and will be back with a vengeance on Monday 7th September, starting at 8.30pm and hosted by K’s Choice’s Derek King. We’ll remind you about it in September’s newsletter, by which time you’ll be able to sign up on the facebook event page.
Liverpool Acoustic Live sees a headline slot for returning singer, songwriter and guitarist Adrian Nation who was recently seen on Sky Arts Guitar Star where he got through the auditions and ended up being mentored by the legendary duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. Support on Friday 28th August at the View Two Gallery is from smoky-voiced Sophie Anderson, and talented pianist FABIA.
Tickets are available now in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night.
Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp.
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.
Liverpool Acoustic Garden takes place on the afternoon of Sunday 30th August at the new venue (for us at least!) The Kazimier Garden.
The entrance to the garden is on Seel Street, and the music runs from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. It’s part of the Liverpool International Music Festival and is free to attend.
The Kazimier Garden serves food and drink throughout the afternoon so why not pop in, have a bite to eat, grab yourself a drink, and enjoy the laid-back acoustic vibes from this year’s lineup?
Hosted by K’s Choice’s Derek King and Liverpool Acoustic’s Three Minute Hero and Graham Holland, the afternoon features sets from Geoghegan Jackson, Denis Parkinson, Katy McGrath, Ade Jackson, Roxanne de Bastion, Derek King, and Shoes4Brakes.
Our special guest is Martha Reich from Santa Fe, NM [USA] who’ll be travelling up from London to perform for us. Martha won Best Folk Song at the New Mexico Music Awards 2014 and has been nominated twice in
You can get up-to-date information, plus the timings for the afternoon, on the Facebook event page.
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.
Liverpool Acoustic now has a shiny new YouTube channel which you can find at the following cunningly-inventive address….
Who’d have thought?
We’ve already got a few videos up from July’s Liverpool Acoustic Live, so why not subscribe?
Here’s a taster of what you can find. It’s Esme Bridie performing Big Brown Boots. Enjoy!
– on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – August 2015
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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