The Liverpool Acoustic website is designed as a central resource for anyone interested in acoustic music in and around Liverpool. We also cover the rest of Merseyside, and the surrounding areas of Cheshire West, Halton, Warrington, and West Lancs.
Musical talent runs deep through the veins of the City of Liverpool, and is reflected in the healthy acoustic music scene. Thanks to pioneers such as Acoustic Engine and Catacoustic, local acoustic musicians not only have the chance to perform at Open Mic nights but also to be booked to perform as artists in their own right. Add into the mix informal open mic nights in pubs up and down the region, plus the bedrock of local folk clubs, and you have a exciting and expanding scene befitting one of the world’s great music cities.
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website. He launched the double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live events with Stuart Todd in 2009, which he now runs with Derek King.
Graham is Liverpool’s longest active music podcaster having produced and presented the It’s A Frog’s Life Acoustic Podcast since July 2006. This Podcast Peer Award winning and European Podcast Award nominated show features some of the best unsigned and independent acoustic music from across the UK and around the world. Graham has presented the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight show for Liverpool Acoustic since May 2008.
An acoustic musician and former regular performer, Graham ran and co-hosted the Come Strut Your Stuff open floor poetry and acoustic music night at Liverpool’s Egg Cafe from 2000 to 2011. It was at Come Strut Your Stuff that he was regularly asked the question “Where else can I play in Liverpool?” He knew that there were lots of acoustic events happening in and around Liverpool, but that it was difficult to find out information about many of them. So the Liverpool Acoustic website was born.
Derek King runs and hosts the double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live events with Graham, and runs and co-hosts the weekly Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic with Pete King and David Neville King.