Thanks to everyone who came down to support Only Child’s album launch last month at the Music Room. This month sees another album launch, this time with Derek King back at the View Two Gallery. Also at the Mathew Street venue is another Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon to help ease us into the summer months. What’s not to like about that?
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC
Our weekly Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic continues in it’s temporary home The Baltic Social. Hosted by Liverpool Acoustic’s Three Minute Hero (Stuart Todd) and K’s Choice Acoustic’s (Derek King) the night starts at the earlier time of 8.00pm, runs through to 11.00pm, 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
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC AFTERNOON
Our popular Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon returns to the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street on Saturday 11th June from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. We’ve got our familiar mix of booked guests and open mic slots, so why not come along and bring the family for a relaxing afternoon of live music? The first confirmed guest is young singer-songwriter Megan Louise.
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE
– featuring Derek King album launch
This month’s Liverpool Acoustic Live is taking place on Friday 17th June, a week earlier than normal, and features the launch of Derek King’s brand new album ‘Seasons’. Well known as the man behind K’s Choice and co-host of our weekly open mic, Derek will be performing songs from his new album along with favourites from his back catalogue.
Support is provided by Nicola Hardman who impressed everyone at last year’s Halloween Special.
Completing the lineup is local folk rock band Gary Maginnis and the Like.
Advance tickets for the night from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic are £5 (+50p) for just entry, or £8 (+80p) for entry and a copy of the album on CD. Entry on the door on the night is our regular £6.
Doors open at 7.45pm and the music kicks off at 8.15pm.
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JUNE DIARY SELECTION BOX
Here’s a selection of some of the acoustic events taking place this month.
Wednesday 1st – Grateful Fred presents Corn Potato String Band @ The Atkinson – The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Support is provided by hosts the Grateful Fred House Band. Tickets are available from The Atkinson here.
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th – Wirral Folk Festival @ Whitby Club, Ellesmere Port – Returning for its 12th year, this one-site family folk festival features Heidi Talbot, Oysterband, Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies, Eddi Reader, and folk legend Ralph McTell. Weened, afternoon, all day, and evening tickets are available to buy in advance, although day tickets won’t be available from the festival site. Check out our preview here.
Wednesday 8th – Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting & Nancy Kerr @ The Epstein – with support from Charlie McKeon. Further details can be found in our preview here.
Saturday 11th – Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon @ View Two Gallery – Booked guests and open mic from 1pm to 4pm. Details on Facebook.
Friday 17th – Liverpool Acoustic Live featuring Derek King Album Launch @ View Two Gallery – with support from Nicola Hardman and Gary Maginnis and the Like. Details on our event page.
Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th – Africa Oyé @ Sefton Park – The UK’s largest free festival of African music and culture returns to Sefton Park with acts including Akala, Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Randy Valentine, and more. Full details available from africaoye.com
Thursday 23rd – Seafoam Green @ The Vines Ballroom – OK, so it may not be what we’d normally plug as acoustic, but having enjoyed them at last year’s Above the Beaten Track we can honestly say you won’t be disappointed with Dave O’Grady’s psych/folk band. Details on Facebook.
Thursday 30th – Elfin Bow & Friends @ View Two Gallery – Warming up ahead of her new album (currently being crowdfunded here) Elfin Bow brings her pastoral psych-folk to the View Two. Tickets are £10 and full details can be found on Facebook.
Following our recent call for contributors to write reviews of new music and live events, we’re delighted to welcome on board the new members of the Liverpool Acoustic review team. No doubt you’ll be hearing from them in due course, but there’s still time for others to join us if you’re interested in writing for us. To find out more visit the recent call for reviewers here.
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.