Thank you to everyone who supported our two events last month. Our first ever gig at Thornton Hough Village Club & Bar was lots of fun, and a lovely crowd gathered in a welcoming venue to enjoy fine sets from Caroline England, Vanessa Murray, Rob Jones and Rob White, Three Minute Hero, and Derek King. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we’re hoping to return at the end of July – watch this space!
Our first gig of the year back at the View Two Gallery was a truly memorable night, with stunning sets from Karen Turley, John Rush, and Xander and the Peace Pirates. An epic night indeed!
Plans are progressing well for the Liverpool Acoustic Festival in March and Threshold Festival in April, but before that we’ve got our 7th birthday show at the View Two with the amazing Little Sparrow. See below for more details.
Our weekly Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic takes place every Monday at Sound Food and Drink on Duke Street. The venue has a fine selection of drinks plus some of the best handmade pizza in town, and is a perfect setting for live music.
From February onwards the first Monday of the month will be hosted by Liverpool Acoustic’s Three Minute Hero (Stuart Todd), with K’s Choice Acoustic (Derek King) hosting the second and third Monday of the month. We’ll be co-opting in guest hosts for each fourth Monday of the month so if you fancy your hand at this then give us a shout on our facebook page. And if a month has a fifth Monday then we’ll probably resort to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors to decide who hosts!
Each night starts at 8.30pm, runs through to 11.30pm, and features one or two booked acts alongside the open mic. Musicians wishing to reserve an open mic slot can either turn up early and add their name to the list or request a slot online by posting on the facebook event page at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
Our next one is on Monday 1st February 2016 and it would be great to see as many of you there as possible.
Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 7th birthday show takes place at our home on Mathew Street, the View Two Gallery, on Friday 26th February 2016.
Headlining will be Manchester’s Little Sparrow who’ll be returning to play at the View Two for the first time since making her Liverpool debut here in 2013.
Support is provided by Maria Silker, winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2015, who’ll be using the night to launch her brand new album.
Completing the lineup is special guest Swiss singer-songwriter Miriam Crespo who’ll be joining us as part of her UK tour.
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 (if there are any left!).
Doors open at 7.45pm and the music kicks off at 8.15pm.
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.
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.
As we reach the 7th birthday of our live events we’d like to thank everyone who’s supported us over the years in any way, however small. Thanks to those loyal supporters who come to as many of our events as possible, and to all of the amazing musicians who’ve played for us over the years. You can see just how many there have been by visiting the Previous Events page on our website – liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live/previous-events
We’ve got some exciting events planned for the next year, and we can’t wait to share them with you.
– on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – February 2016
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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