MonaLisa Twins open the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon at Threshold 2016
MonaLisa Twins open the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon this Saturday at Threshold 2016
On Saturday 2nd April 2016, Liverpool Acoustic returns to The Baltic Social to run their popular Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon for the sixth time as part of Threshold Festival.
Kicking off the afternoon in fine style at 2.00pm are Cavern Club residents MonaLisa Twins fresh from their national tour supporting Steve Harley. The ever-popular twins are guaranteed to inject their inimitable brand of infectious fun into the proceedings, and are sure to get the event off to a flying start.
MonaLisa Twins are followed by nine more local, national and international acts in another exciting and eclectic lineup from double award-winning promoters Liverpool Acoustic.
TIMINGS UPDATE – please note the duration and timings for this event has changed and we’re now running through to 8pm instead of the original finishing time of 7pm.
2.40pm to 3.05pm – Charlie McKeonwill charm you with his mix of traditional and contemporary folk songs accompanied by his intricate guitar playing.
3.10pm to 3.35pm – Derek King has kindly stepped in to fill the space left after Fall Girl pulled out the day before the start of the Festival.
3.45pm to 4.10pm – Denis Parkinson is a local singer songwriter whose self-released album last year won glowing reviews.
4.25pm to 4.50pm – Ook and the Elephant are a musical outfit from Bolton ‘fuelled by biscuits and a fear of treble’. Their music is interesting, intriguing and never dull.
5.00pm to 5.25pm – Eleanor Nellyis still only 16 but has a musical maturity beyond her years. Labelled as One To Watch by last year’s LIMF Academy, Eleanor is an experienced performer with her own weekly residency at in a Liverpool city centre venue.
5.35pm to 6.00pm – Dylan Trenouth is a musical troubadour who splits his time between his home city of Bristol and the bright lights of old London town. Whether performing solo or with a band, Dylan wins people over with his gentle guitar chords and intricate melodies.
6.10pm to 6.35pm – Lisa Wrightis a singer-songwriter from London. Singled out as ‘The One To Watch’ by the Nashville Songwriters’ Association International, Lisa has a growing international reputation for her own take on Country music.
6.45pm to 7.10pm – Elijah Jamesis a local musician with a rich baritone voice, thoughtful lyrics, and lush melodic lines.
7.25pm to 7.55pm – Mari Hajem is closing the event at 7.25pm. An exciting Norwegian industrial pop artist with an extraordinary band, Mari has found her own unique sound which is hard to describe but easy to listen to.
Graham Holland, Liverpool Acoustic co-organiser, said:
“We’re delighted to be bringing the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon back to The Baltic Social as part of our sixth Threshold Festival. It was no easy task picking ten acts from the pool of talented artists who applied to take part in the festival, and we’re really excited with the lineup of local, national and international musicians we’ve put together. We can’t wait for 2nd April!”
Threshold Festival is a home-made music and arts event held in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle focusing on emerging artists, new work/ first views, collaboration, DIY, avant garde and community based projects – encompassing music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.
Organisers have declared this their most exciting event yet, with the 12 venues in the Baltic Triangle hosting a huge and diverse offering for all.
Festival Producer Chris Carney said: “A long time in the making, this festival is our big chance to show you what we can do when everything clicks into place. The team have worked tirelessly and with so much love. Tickets are selling incredibly fast so it’s time to get yours and get on board for Threshold Six.”
“homegrown musicians, artists, poets and dancers congregate within the warehouses of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle” – The Guardian
“a serious cornerstone in the Merseyside music calendar” – Getintothis
Threshold Six takes place 1st-4th April 2016 in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool.
Three Minute Hero will be performing a set on Saturday 2nd April at 1.00pm in The Black Lodge on Kitchen Street in the Baltic Triangle. Three Minute Hero comprises Liverpool Acoustic’s Stuart Todd on vocals and guitar, Andy Fernihough on bass and Chris Cousineau on cajón.
K’s Choice and Liverpool Acoustic open mic host Derek King presents Threshold – Golden Platform Sunday.
This late afternoon soirée is part of Threshold Festival 2016 and is taking place on Sunday 3rd April at Stanhope Street’s The Gallery Liverpool.
It runs from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and features music from Chris Kelsey, Charlie Airey, Simon Woods Hang Sound System, and host Derek King.
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon @ Threshold Festival 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.