Merry Hell – After last year’s sold out show Liverpool Acoustic’s favourite folk-rock band are returning to the Music Room on Saturday 17th February for another hell-raising show.
Merry Hell have made a name for themselves in recent years as one of the most energetic and entertaining bands on the UK folk festival circuit, and with three critically acclaimed albums under their belts (and a new one on the way) a visit to Liverpool is long overdue.
Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever-evolving Folk tradition – music made by the people and shared by the people. Though their hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before, Merry Hell bring us new words and music forged from their own experiences, from the lows and the loves of their lives.
Emerging from the ashes of festival favourites, punk folk band Tansads, Merry Hell retains a nucleus of brothers John, Bob and Andrew Kettle (guitar, mandolin and vocals respectively), along with keyboard player, Lee Goulding and drummer Andy Jones, the addition of keys and vocalist, Virginia Kettle has helped create a new identity, purpose and spirit, in their music. She took little persuading to trade in her solo singer-songwriter past for a future in the band. Her prolific, ingenious and insightful song writing is one of the focal points of Merry Hell’s recordings and live performances – her presence has perfectly complemented a group which has taken particular pride in penning originals.
Merry Hell have a growing fan base, great reviews for live shows, and their albums ‘Blink … and You’ll Miss It’, ‘Head Full of Magic, Shoes Full of Rain’, plus current offering ‘The Ghost In Our House and other Stories’ received rave reviews in the music press, with all three getting five star reviews.
Support is from Knutsford-based folk and alt-country band Fine Lines.
Tickets are £13 (£11 concessions) from liverpoolphil.com
PLEASE NOTE – This is a standing gig. Limited seating is available in the bar area from 7pm on a first come, first served basis.
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