Thank you to everyone who came along to Liverpool Acoustic Live’s 7th birthday last month. It was an extra special night with wonderful set from Maria Silker, Miriam Crespo (with Chris Heath) and Little Sparrow (with Jonny Lexus), and the current exhibition of bird paintings by Anthony Smith was the icing on the cake.
In March we’re taking a rare break from our monthly View Two Gallery showcase to concentrate on the Liverpool Acoustic Festival on 18th and 19th, and Threshold at the beginning of April. There are plenty of other events going on too, so why not head out and support live music where you are?
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.
The first Monday of the month is 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.
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 7th March 2016 and it would be great to see as many of you there as possible.
Liverpool Acoustic is taking part in the Liverpool Acoustic Festival for the second year. Last time round we hosted the bar stage at the Unity Theatre. This year we’re going up in the world (literally!) as we more up to the Unity’s flexible performance space Unity 2 to join our friends at Liverpool Live TV. The musicians will be performing in an intimate ‘in the round’ setting, with opportunities for audience members to ask questions at the end of each set.
On Friday 18th March we’ve got Karen Turley and Joe Topping, with Saturday 19th March seeing Caroline England, Niamh Jones, Maria Silker, and Roxanne de Bastion. We’re also hosting a discussion panel around the topic ‘Female is not a genre’ – looking at women in the music industry – with panel members Kaya Herstad Carney, Jo Bywater, and Roxanne de Bastion.
Day and weekend tickets are available from liverpoolphil.com
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.
We’re really excited about some of the events coming up later this year, including our first gigs at the Liverpool Phil’s fantastic new Music Room. If you want to hear about them before anyone else then sign up to our Event Mailing List by clicking here.
– on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic Team
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter – March 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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