Liverpool Acoustic’s double award-winning monthly showcase event Liverpool Acoustic Live has its last ever Friday night at Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery this coming Friday 26th May 2017.
Headlining the show is Berlin-based musician Richard de Bastion, father of Roxanne, and former member of the Gayle Warning Band. Richard returns to the city for the first time since last year’s show at Leaf celebrating 50 years of The Beatles’ Revolver album. He launched his new album It’s About Time last month and is looking forward to sharing it with friends old and new.
Supporting Richard on the night will be popular blues and rockabilly guitarist Keith Thompson and 19 year old singer-songwriter Alice Nancy.
Liverpool Acoustic Live has been running on the fourth Friday of the month at the View Two Gallery since February 2009 so this final Friday is sure to be an extra special one. Come and join us!
RICHARD DE BASTION
Richard de Bastion has been in many bands and played with some great musicians over the years. They include John Bonham, Jim Capaldi and Steve Broughton on drums, Pete Tolson, Tom Nordon and Lee Evans on Guitar. He’s had a number of his own bands, covering many styles from jug band and acoustic guitar duo to Jazz-funk and country-rock and is honoured to have shared the stage with Germany’s star drummers: Wölli Rhode, Christian Evans, Hansi Behrend and DJ Templeton.
Richard has written songs that have been recorded by many international artists, including Sally Oldfield, Justin Hayward and Peter Maffay. His recent exploits with Hip-Hop composition and production include the first single release by the notorious German rapper Sido.
And, guess what, he’s still having fun!
Keith Thompson’s music is rooted in the Blues with Rockabilly undertones. His Rhythmic chugging guitar style steams through like a runaway freight train, complimenting his gutsy, gravelly vocals.
A full time member of The Swingin Bricks, a Hi-octane Rockabilly band, Keith found he had some songs that were not going “keep up” with the band and decided to slow down go it alone by the scenic route, like a travelling troubadour with his old acoustic guitar, his resonator, stomp box and harmonica. A one man band rag n bone style hoedown. Catch him in dive bars, juke joints and dens of iniquity near you soon.
Alice Nancy is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter based in Liverpool whose personal and poetic acoustic songs have earned her many gigs across Liverpool over the last year, including slots at music festivals such as Smithdown Road Festival, Liverpool IPO and Sound City and a spot on the Glastonbury emerging Talent 2017 longlist too.
“Light As Stone is beguilingly fragile and brittle. It’s quiet, almost serene beauty and poetic, melancholic and deeply personal lyrics mark Alice out as a songwriter with a maturity that belies her age.” The Devil Has The Best Tuna
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live’s Final Friday at the View Two Gallery 26/05/17
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