Original, Liverpool three-piece rock band Joe Symes & the Loving Kind will be performing a rare, stripped down acoustic set when they headline the next Liverpool Acoustic Live.
Friday 22nd July 2016 sees Joe Symes & the Loving Kind playing in the intimate top-floor performance space at Mathew Street’s independent View Two Gallery. The band recently headlined the O2 Academy 1 for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Official Aftershow Party, and have been featured on BBC6 Music, BBC Introducing, Arts Alive, and LFC TV.
Support on the night is provided by the Susie Jones Band. Preston-based singer-songwriter Susie Jones writes “songs of tender innocence and youthful experience” (Froots Magazine) and recently impressed everyone when she played at the Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic.
The evening’s lineup is completed by local favourite Rachael Dunn, returning to the View Two after far too long away. Rachael will be revisiting songs from her previous recordings, including the 2014 EP Placing Stars, as well as debuting new songs.
According to the weather forecast summer is due to arrive this week, so why not celebrate this Friday by getting out of the house and supporting live, acoustic music in the heart of the city?
To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 150 to download for free.
1. Joe Symes & The Loving Kind – Ready To Ride
Taken from the album Joe Symes & the Loving Kind, available online.
2. Susie Jones – Road Grows Dim
Taken from the album Shake Away The Devil, available from Susie’s website.
3. Rachael Dunn – Falling Fast
Taken from the album Alpha Ghost.
4. Héllena – Now I See (Acoustic)
Buy Héllena’s music from her website.
This song was featured on the 10th anniversary show (#134) of the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast at itsafrogslife.net/podcast
Theme: King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water
JOE SYMES & THE LOVING KIND
Joe Symes and the Loving Kind are an original three piece band from Liverpool UK.
Since the release of their debut album, the band have embarked on a non-stop journey all over the UK, performing in cities and towns from London to Glasgow. Taking their self-titled debut on an assault around the country has seen them pick up some major support slots including Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller), The Blockheads, Dodgy, XTC, Bloc Party and Alt-J, headlining Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Aftershow Party, as well as hitting the Festival circuit, and coming to the attention of Creation Management’s Alan McGee. The album has been greatly received in America with magazine and airplay all over the world.
With the release of their last double A side single Things Get Better/I’m Gonna Find Out Someday, the band showcase how they have evolved, formed from more increasingly energetic live performances, with a heavier sound, but still keeping their distinctive feel found on the first album. Things Get Better has already attracted attention at home and abroad, BBC Introducing, being played at Anfield (Liverpool Football Club) on match days, and major International airplay.
As of 2016, the band were asked to play Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Aftershow Party once again at the 02 Academy Liverpool, as well as featuring on LFC TV (Liverpool Football Club’s official TV station) Bay TV’s Arts Alive show, and Radio City Talk (105.9 FM). Later in the summer they will be performing at Festivals around the U.K alongside bands such as Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Space, The Icicle Works, and The Christians, and commencing work on their long awaited second album.
Lancashire based singer songwriter Susie Jones releases her second full length album, Shake Away the Devil, on Rubi Records. The album sees a departure from her acoustic folk beginnings and brings forward a heavier, lush and full textured sound which for the first time features all self-penned songs. Recorded over 12 months it is the result of a personal healing process of an artist coming of age.
The new record sees her back working with old faces; engineered by her bassist Dave Parker and Gary Hall (Cathryn Craig, Red Moon Joe) and features Mark Whiteside (Evil Blizzard) on drums. It also welcomes the arrival of new faces including Guitarist Matt Wells (Michael Chapman, Nat Birchall, and Greg Spero) and Andrew Glassford who mixed and mastered the record. The album was produced by long-time collaborator Rob Kentell at Sunnybank Studios and the Voodoo Rooms.
At its heart this album presents a writer at her most exposed and honest and singer whose elegant and distinctive voice touches the soul of the listener.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland and Stuart Todd on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music alternates between King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water, and Solid Ground by Neil Campbell.
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 22nd July 2016
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.
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