ANNOUNCE - Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 open until 29th October
Liverpool Acoustic is proud to announce Silent Sleep will be headlining the next Liverpool Acoustic Live event on Friday 25th September at Mathew Street’s intimate View Two Gallery.
The music project of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Christopher McIntosh, Silent Sleep burst onto the scene when the song On The Steps Of The Bombed Out Church was picked up and championed by BBC Radio Merseyside’s legendary presenter Billy Butler. Since then Silent Sleep has issued two albums and eight EPs to popular and critical acclaim. His new single ‘Everything I Own’ is released on 12th October on Sad Kite Records.
Support on the night is provided by LIPA student and winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2012, Vanessa Murray, and local singer, songwriter and music event organiser Charlie McKeon.
To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 139 to download for free.
1. Silent Sleep – Everything I Own
Everything I Own is release on 12th October 2015
2. Vanessa Murray – Worlds Apart
Vanessa is launching her debut EP It’s About Time on Friday 6th November at Studio 2, Parr Street, with support from Katy Alex, Dominic Dunn, and Shannen Bamford.
Full details from vanessamurraymusic.com/its-about-time-ep-launch
3. Charlie McKeon – Was It What You Thought It Would Be?
6. Maria Silker – The Only Words
Taken from the album Little Did I Know, due out late 2015
Theme: King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water
A singer/songwriter from Liverpool, Vanessa Murray has been described as ‘a small girl with a big voice’. Her sophisticated and emotive songs have helped her win nationwide competitions, awards and have captured the attention of many including Sandie Shaw who praised Vanessa’s musicality as ‘Astonishing’, Paul Carrack who described Vanessa as a ‘Great New Artist’ and Jo Dipple CEO of UK Music who described Vanessa’s songwriting ability as ‘Incredible’.
Vanessa is no stranger to the View Two Gallery having won the Judges’ Award at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2012.
Vanessa has been a long standing plus on the Liverpool circuit and will be releasing her debut EP on 7th November 2015.
Charlie McKeon is a Singer-Songwriter from Liverpool who takes influence from Nick Drake and Paul Simon and lives in a narrowboat.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland and Stuart Todd on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music alternates between King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water, and Solid Ground by Neil Campbell.
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 25th September 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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