Liverpool Acoustic welcome contemporary singer-songwriter Phil Cooper to the View Two Gallery this coming Friday 28th October. Earlier this year Phil gave up an executive management job to follow his music career, and if the reviews are anything to go by it was the right decision.
One of the main people behind the popular Village Pump Folk Festival, Cooper has already gained a host of glowing reviews including “Quite possibly the most brilliant singer-songwriter you know know about and shouldn’t miss” (Jamsphere) and “One to see live, definitely” (R2 Magazine). His energetic performances draw comparisons with Neil Finn and Glenn Tilbrook, and include a real interaction with the audience whether that be by handing out egg shakers or passing round his “doodle book” for people to draw in.
Supporting Phil is exciting vocal duo Limerance who played recently at the Flyover Takeover and who’ve been impressing everyone at Liverpool Acoustic’s weekly open mic.
Completing the lineup is “Queen of the Ukulele” (our words!) Alison Benson, who charmed the audience during Folk By The Minute at August’s Folk Festival on the Dock.
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2. Limerance – Along For The Ride
3. Alison Benson – The Price Of Salt
Theme: King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water
Phil is a contemporary singer/songwriter who has earned excellent reviews from the national press, with his thought provoking songwriting and energetic live performances drawing comparisons to Neil Finn, Glenn Tilbrook and Ben Folds.
During his live shows, he makes a real connection with the crowd, whether it’s handing out dozens of egg shakers, or passing around his “doodle book” for the audience to draw in. Every now and then you’ll catch him unplugging his guitar and shunning the stage to stand right in among the captivated audience.
2016 is an exciting prospect that sees Phil turning his back on his life in executive management (he was Technical Director for an internet company) and plunge head first into a fully professional music career with the help of a brand new album, “Things I’ll Never Say”.
Phil is also heavily involved with the Village Pump Folk Festival, having stage managed the Village Pump Stage since 2012.
“One to see live, Definitely” R 2 Magazine (May 2016)
“Quite possibly the most brilliant singersongwriter you don’t know about and shouldn’t miss” Jamsphere Blog (March 2016)
“If you’re looking for a new singer/songwriter hero to get behind, we couldn’t think of many better to recommend” Ocelot Magazine (March 2016)
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 on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 28th October 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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