Join Liverpool Acoustic on the Dark Side of Mathew Street this Halloween
Liverpool Acoustic is venturing over to the Dark Side on the evening of Saturday 31st October when they host their first ever Halloween Special.
Headlining the night at Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery are The Resurrection Men, who describe themselves as “The remains of The Cramps fronted by a lovesick male banshee jamming with a special needs Black Sabbath tribute band and the ghost of Dick Dale in a haunted house.” This duo is bound to get your foot tapping and your spine tingling.
Support on the night is provided by “Ghastly” Graham Holland and “Nefarious” Nicola Hardman.
“Ghastly” Graham Holland is best known as the driving force behind the Liverpool Acoustic website and live music events. For one night only Graham will be brushing away the cobwebs from his ancient guitar and performing a selection of spooky songs plucked from depths of his murky past.
“Nefarious” Nicola Hardman is a singer and keyboardist with local band Kahuna, who has previously collaborated with Riot City and Dave O’Grady. Well known on the local music scene, Nicola will be taking a devious diversion from preparing for the launch of her album Full Beans in December to play at the View Two on All Hallow’s Eve.
The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 2015 Halloween Special has been released from its cave early and can be found by clicking here. It features ten spooky tracks, including one each from The Resurrection Men and Nicola Hardman.
So drag out your broomsticks and fly along to the View Two Gallery on Saturday 31st October for a spooktacular evening of live music on the creepiest night of the year.
Event: Liverpool Acoustic Halloween Special, with The Resurrection Men, Graham Holland, and Nicola Hardman
Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
Times: Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm, finish 10.45pm
Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website. He runs the double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live events with Stuart Todd, and has presented the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight show since May 2008. The Spotlight features artists due to appear at future events, and songs from other local and visiting musicians.
Graham is Liverpool’s longest active music podcaster having produced and presented the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast since July 2006. This Podcast Peer Award winning and European Podcast Award nominated show features some of the best unsigned and independent acoustic music from across the UK and around the world.
An acoustic musician and former regular performer, Graham ran and co-hosted the Come Strut Your Stuff open floor poetry and acoustic music night at Liverpool’s Egg Cafe from 2000 to 2011. It was at Come Strut Your Stuff that he was regularly asked the question “Where else can I play in Liverpool?” He knew that there were lots of acoustic events happening in and around Liverpool, but that it was difficult to find out information about many of them. So the Liverpool Acoustic website was born.
Nicola Hardman started playing the piano when she was seven years old, and music remains to be the core of her love of the arts.
She studied Acting at the University of Central Lancashire where she graduated with a BA(hons) in 2007. During her training thereshe became interested in and had a particular flare for experimental and physical theatre. Here, Hardman realised that interdisciplinary praxis in a theatrical framework was how she could best create work. Being a singer-songwriter and grade eight pianist; Hardman always wanted to integrate her music into performance.
Hardman continues to be greatly inspired by experimental theatre and music, and has been professionally performing her own compositions and collaborations in the UK where she is based. She is also one of five members of Kahuna, her band; in which she is a vocalist and plays keys.
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Halloween Special – Saturday 31st October 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.