Beat the January Blues with Raphael Callaghan and friends this Friday
It’s the day after New Year’s Day, the wheelie bins are overflowing, our waists are wider, heads sorer, pockets lighter, there are pine needles all over the house, and the Christmas Day turkey is just a distant memory. And we still have to face the twin chores of taking the decorations down and dragging ourselves back into work…!
If that’s not enough to give you the January Blues then we don’t know what is.
But fear not, Liverpool Acoustic are here to help you Beat the January Blues with a FREE blues night at 81 Renshaw this coming Friday 5th January 2018.
Headlining is prodigal son Raphael Callaghan, returning to Liverpool for his first full gig in far too long. Raphael’s new album Said And Done was included in BBC Radio Merseyside Folkscene’s Top Ten albums of the year for 2017, and on the night he’ll be performing these new songs alongside many familiar ones from his extensive back catalogue. Raphael will be supported on the night by AL ‘Bluesman’ Peters and Jo Bywater.
To make the night a little easier on the pocket all we’re asking is that you make a donation into the PAY WHAT YOU FEEL bucket on the door. After all, even poor blues men and women have to eat!
Doors open at 7.30pm and the music kicks off at 8.00pm with a short set from Liverpool Acoustic head honcho Graham ‘The Greens’ Holland.
Remember, this is a FREE gig with a PAY WHAT YOU FEEL donation bucket – the perfect way to beat the January Blues!
Headlining is former Merseyside resident and respected bluesman Raphael Callaghan. As ‘Blue C’ along with Christine Purnell, Raphael organised regular blues events at Fort Perch Rock before moving to North Wales. Now a solo artist, Callaghan has recently launched a new album called Said And Done, and is playing his first gig back in Liverpool for a fair few years.
AL ‘BLUESMAN’ PETERS
AL is a legend on the local music scene and one of the best blues musicians around. AL plays songs about love, loss, war, politics, and youthful exuberance.
A professional guitar teacher by day, by night Jo is equally at home on a stage performing her distinctive style of blues inspired by her resonator guitar and the ups and downs of life. Jo is a previous winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge.
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.