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December 2017

Tuesday Tunes open mic @ 81 Renshaw 19/12/17

19 December @ 20:00 - 23:00
81 Renshaw, 81 Renshaw Street
Liverpool, L1 2SJ United Kingdom
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FREE
National and international guests at Tuesday Tunes

Welcome to Tuesday Tunes with Liverpool Acoustic at 81 Renshaw. This will be the final one before Christmas and the New Year break. Hosted as usual by the inimitable Dr Derek King, this is the friendliest open mic night in Liverpool. Derek has agreed this year to stop being an old Humbug Scrooge and will actively encourage performers to share their Christmas songs! facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events As always we encourage performers to arrive early and stay after they've played to support other…

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January 2018

Beat the January Blues, with Raphael Callaghan and friends 05/01/18

5 January, 2018 @ 20:00 - 23:00
81 Renshaw, 81 Renshaw Street
Liverpool, L1 2SJ United Kingdom
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PWYF
raphael callaghan

Who doesn't get the blues at the start of January? Christmas and New Year are over for another year. Our waists are wider, wallets and purses lighter, and we're faced with the twin chores of taking down the decorations 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…

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Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 Showcase Final 13/01/18

13 January, 2018 @ 20:00 - 23:00
LEAF on Bold St, 65-67 Bold Street
Liverpool, L1 4EZ United Kingdom
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£6
songwriting challenge

Finalists and new venue announced for Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 Showcase Final Ten talented local songwriters have won a place at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2017 Showcase Final taking place on Saturday 13th January 2018 at the new venue, LEAF on Bold St. Songwriters submitted brand new songs inspired by works of art on display across the Liverpool City Region during the October entry period. Judges Stephen Langstaff, Kaya Herstad Carney, Robert Vincent and Jon Lawton listened to all of the entries and gave…

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February 2018

Liverpool Acoustic Live 9th Birthday featuring Lee Southall (The Coral) 02/02/18

2 February, 2018 @ 20:00 - 23:00
81 Renshaw, 81 Renshaw Street
Liverpool, L1 2SJ United Kingdom
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£8
lee southall the coral

Liverpool Acoustic Live celebrates its 9th birthday (and its first in new venue 81 Renshaw) by welcoming former member of The Coral Lee Southall for a very special, intimate concert. Lee Southall brings a wealth of experience to his solo performances. As a founder member of The Coral, he’s already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic guitar. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that take inspiration from…

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Merry Hell, plus Fine Lines @ Music Room 17/02/18

17 February, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:30
Music Room, Myrtle Street
Liverpool, L1 9BP United Kingdom
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£11 - £13
merry hell

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…

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March 2018

Woody Guthrie: The Long Road to Peekskill, with Will Kaufman @ Music Room 10/03.18

10 March, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:30
Music Room, Myrtle Street
Liverpool, L1 9BP United Kingdom
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£9 - £11
will kaufman

THE LONG ROAD TO PEEKSKILL presents the story of Woody Guthrie’s personal transformation from a youthful Oklahoma racist to the ardent anti-racist champion who, along with many others, risked his life holding the line against American fascism during the notorious Peekskill riots of 1949. Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning Jim Crow segregation, lynching and race hatred. Most of these songs were never recorded, but…

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April 2018

Liverpool Acoustic Live featuring Ewan McLennan 06/04/18

6 April, 2018 @ 20:00 - 23:00
81 Renshaw, 81 Renshaw Street
Liverpool, L1 2SJ United Kingdom
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£8 - £10
Ewan McLennan

Liverpool Acoustic in association with News From Nowhere present... Liverpool Acoustic Live featuring Ewan McLennan Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his performances on the iconic…

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Little Sparrow and Elfin Bow @ Music Room 15/04/18

15 April, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:30
Music Room, Myrtle Street
Liverpool, L1 9BP United Kingdom
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£10 - £12
Liverpool Acoustic Newsletter - February 2016

Liverpool Acoustic presents a double headline show with Little Sparrow and Elfin Bow each playing a full set with no support. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) from liverpoolphil.com Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Little Sparrow As captivating to watch as she is to listen to, Little Sparrow's beautifully emotive use of expression mirrors the sincerity of her delivery, making her someone not to be missed. Her delicately crafted folk songs are created with a combination of flawless…

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May 2018

The Spinners Legends @ Music Room 19/05/18

19 May, 2018 @ 20:00 - 22:30
Music Room, Myrtle Street
Liverpool, L1 9BP United Kingdom
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£15
the spinners legends

The Spinners Legends Formed in 1958 legendary Liverpool folk group The Spinners - Hughie Jones, Mick Groves, Cliff Hall and Tony Davis - enjoyed a 30 year career that saw them release over 40 albums, star in their own BBC 1 and Radio 2 shows, and play to packed venues up and down the country. The groups grew in popularity with their mixture of traditional and contemporary folk songs from around the world and around the corner, such as Maggie…

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