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 OPEN MIC
@ SOUND FOOD AND DRINK
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
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.
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
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.
If you can help us out by bringing us up to date, drop us a line using the ‘Contact‘ page. And if you have anything to add to the diary, just visit the ‘Diary‘ page and click the ‘Add Event’ button.
Don’t forget, Wallasey Folk and Acoustic Club has a new start time. The upstairs room at The Nelson Pub on Grove Road in Wallasey is now open from 7.45pm every Sunday with the music, song and poetry event starting at 8.15pm. More details from their website.
AUGUST 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.
Wednesday 5th – Grateful Fred presents Charlie Roth @ The Atkinson. Charlie makes a welcome return to Southport after his superb show last year. This time round Charlie is supported by The Linda Campbell Band and hosts The Grateful Fred Ukulele Orchestra. Tickets here.
Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th – Liverpool Loves @ various venues – a brand new festival with four strands: Liverpool Loves… Business, Culture, Food, and Wellbeing. As you’d expect, there will be plenty of music, so check out the website for more details. liverpoolloves.co.uk
Friday 14th – Acoustic Dustbowl Joe Topping @ View Two Gallery – Local favourite Joe Topping is a cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady. Hosted by The Southbound Attic Band, this is set to be another top night from our Acoustic Dustbowl friends. Tickets here.
Saturday 15th – The Springtime Anchorage EP Launch @ The Zanzibar with support from Joe Symes & The Loving Kind, The Harry Francisco Band, Ian Lane and the Moments of Shame, Only Child, Paddy Clegg, and Smiling Riley. Tickets are £7.50 in advance or £10 on the door. Details on facebook here.
Sunday 16th – Folk In The Park @ Hesketh Park, Southport – Organised by the Corduroy Folk Club, this free afternoon runs from 1pm to 6pm and features Daivid Hirst, Southport COnvention, THe Bothy Folk Club, special guest Bob Fox, and more. Details on facebook here.
Thursday 27th to Monday 31st – Liverpool International Music Festival Yes, it’s back for it’s third year with lots of lovely music at venues across the city. Check out the website for full details. limfestival.com
Friday 28th – Liverpool Acoustic Live @ View Two Gallery. Sky Arts Guitar Star contestant Adrian Nation returns to the View Two Gallery, this time to headline. Support is from Sophie Anderson and FABIA. Details above.
Sunday 30th – Liverpool Acoustic Garden @ The Kazimier Garden – 12pm to 4pm and free for all. See above for more details.
Liverpool Acoustic now has a shiny new YouTube channel which you can find at the following cunningly-inventive address….
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.