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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 26th September 2014

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 19:13
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE FRIDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2014 JAMES M CARSON, ODI, JOE RHEAD, ELEANOR NELLY

James M Carson headlines Liverpool Acoustic Live at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street on Friday 26th September 2014. It’s been over four years since James last played this double award-winning event and the talented Manchester singer-songwriter has lots of great new music to share. Supporting James on the night are three more great acts in the form of Irish duo ODi, singer-songwriter and producer Joe Rhead,  and introducing 14 year old Eleanor Nelly.

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live
    James M Carson
    ODi (Ireland)
    Joe Rhead
    and introducing 14 year old Eleanor Nelly
  • Date: Friday 26th September 2014
  • Times: 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew St, L2 6RE
  • Tickets: £5 in advance from wegottickets.com
    and £6 on the door
  • The facebook event can be found here.
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic live music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
  • Press enquiries & guestlist
    please email contact@liverpoolacoustic.co.uk

 

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 120

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 120 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight/about

1. James M Carson – Nothing Is Lost
facebook.com/jamesmcarsonmusic
Buy the EP Sold As Scene [BandCamp]

2. ODi – One In A Million
odimusic.co.uk
Buy the album Maslow’s Songbook [BandCamp]

3. Joe Rhead – Brushing Up
joerhead.wordpress.com
Download Joe’s track Sold Down The River for free [BandCamp]

4. Eleanor Nelly – Dark Wood
nellysworld.co.uk

4. Roxanne de Bastion – Seeing You
roxannedebastion.com
Buy the new EP Seeing You from [Hidden Trail Records]

 

 ARTIST INFORMATION


JAMES M CARSON
facebook.com/jamesmcarsonmusic
Bolton/Manchester based James M Carson has been carefully crafting his music; showcasing a unique guitar and vocal style to a growing audience over the past four years. Carson’s music draws heavily from folk, rock, alt-country and grunge influences, primarily Elliot Smith, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, George Harrison, and Roy Harper.

James M Carson’s impressive live shows have seen him open for Nick Harper, Mark Morriss, Evening Hymns, The Wooden Sky, and anti-folk hero Lach.

James M Carson’s long-awaited debut EP Sold As Scene is awash with echoes of 1970s Laurel Canyon. In this folk-rock setting Carson’s songs are filled with stories of dead-end towns, vagrants and personal tales of escapism.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/rKD_b6rDcPE – Here’s James M Carson performing a live session at The Clove Hitch for Vizea Sound/Film Fallon Sessions.

 

ODI
odimusic.co.uk
ODi are a music making duo hailing from Ireland who combine stunning vocals and harmonies with incredibly engaging songs.

Found mostly on the road, ODi have toured all over the UK, Europe and the USA, attracting an ever growing fan base along the way. They have taken their captivating live show to an array of venues ranging from intimate house concerts, to the live stage at the London Olympics 2012.

2014 sees songs from ODi’s debut European album release ‘Maslow’s Songbook’ including ‘One In A Million’ & ‘Something Beautiful’ featured across a series of EPs for release in the USA. 2 new EP releases of brand new material follow in the second part of 2014 with an album due in Summer 2015. And of course the touring continues, the very heartbeat at the centre of what ODi do.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/ats30y91pyQ – Enjoy the lovely video for ODI’s single One In A Million.

 

JOE RHEAD
joerhead.wordpress.com
Joe Rhead is a musician and songwriter based in Liverpool. For the past 3 years, he has built up a steady reputation as a talented engineer and producer. Having worked with a number of talented songwriters from all over the UK, Joe has been busy in the studio helping craft some of the finest and well received records for a wealth of emerging acoustic artists.

Although writing and recording has never ceased, Rhead has been away from the live stage for the past year, choosing to work from his studio in central Liverpool. He is expected to release the follow-up to his much acclaimed debut EP ‘Growing Signs’ in early 2015.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/PhJT6OUhts4 – Watch a sneak-peak of Joe recording dobro guitar for James M Carson’s debut release Nothing Is Lost.

 

ELEANOR NELLY
nellysworld.co.uk
Eleanor Nelly is a 14 year old singer/songwriter from Liverpool. Eleanor has already had the pleasure of playing many amazing events across the northwest, such as Threshold Festival, Bickerstock Festival, Party On The Farm, a support slot for The Hummingbirds in the O2 Academy, and last year’s Hope Festival. She has recently been given a weekly slot from 3.00pm to 5.00pm every Sunday at Bierkeller, and is due to play Salford Music Festival and Liverpool Food And Drink Festival. Recently Eleanor won a competition to be Knowsley’s Rising Star by playing one of her originals and the song she sang at her first ever gig ‘Valerie’.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/NDfFFLQ06Go – Here’s the talented young Eleanor Nelly performing her own song Dark Wood for Headstock Acoustic.

 

If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.

 

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 26th September 2014

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Preview: The Mono LPs @ LEAF – Wednesday 17th September 2014

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:16
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC PRESENTS WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2014 THE MONO LPS, WITH JESSE TERRY AND PAUL STRAWS

Liverpool Acoustic is proud to present The Mono LPs in concert on Wednesday 17th September performing a rare full acoustic band set at LEAF on Bold St. The night features support from special guests award-winning American singer-songwriter Jesse Terry, and multi-instrumentalist musician and illustrator Paul Straws.

Tickets are only £4 in advance from wegottickets.com and skiddle.com or direct from the band, and £6 on the door. The doors open at 7.30pm and the music starts at 8.00pm.

 

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 119

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 119 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight/about

1. The Mono LPs – The Flame
themonolps.com
Buy the single Die A Little Death [iTunes]

2. Jesse Terry – Stay Here With Me
jesseterrymusic.com
Buy the album Stay Here With Me [portmerch]

3. Paul Straws – You Wouldn’t See It That Way
paulstraws.com
Buy Paul’s EPs [website]

 

 

ARTIST INFORMATION

THE MONO LPS
themonolps.com
The Mono LPs create Indie rock with an alternative feel. With Ste Reid on lead vocal and guitar, Vicky Mutch on cello and backing vocals, Chris Barlow on bass, and Daniel Beech on drums, this Liverpool four-piece produce an energetic and exciting sound that’s more than just the sum of its parts. So far this year the band has been busy in the recording studio but have still found time to play at Threshold Festival in Liverpool and Fosnavåg Rock in Norway.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Watch the official video for The Mono LPs’ recent single The Flame.

JESSE TERRY
jesseterrymusic.com
Jesse Terry is an internationally award-winning singer-songwriter from Wilton, Connecticut, USA, whose transcendent life and music make him one of the most prolific indie artists today; his intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability solidifying him as a favourite at US live venues. With three albums to his name, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners’ hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. Jesse has garnered worldwide acclaim by winning The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and The We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards.

VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s Jesse Terry performing Stay Here With Me, the title track from his current album, live at Rockwood Music Hall last year.

PAUL STRAWS
paulstraws.com
Paul Straws is a guitar, piano, ukulele and mandolin playing singer/songwriter. Though he doesn’t play them all at the same time. Paul presents his new recordings, awash with mandolins, ukulele, glorious harmonies and gorgeous cello, and tells tales of love, loss and betrayal. Once lauded for his ‘great songwriting’ by Tom Robinson, Paul has set out on his new project to much acclaim from early reviews and fantastic radio play from Dave Monks at BBC Introducing, in addition to appearing on Qatar and Canadian radio stations! Currently embarking on his first raft of gigs with his band of wonderful misfits, he is also building a web presence with several low fi videos which can be found at paulstraws.com

VIDEO PREVIEW – Here’s the video animation created by Paul Straws for his single You Wouldn’t See It That Way, launched earlier this year at Leaf.

 

 

If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.

 

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The Mono LPs at LEAF – Wednesday 17th September 2014

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Garden – Sunday 24th August 2014

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:00
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC GARDEN SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST 2014 AT THE BLUECOAT, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

For the second year running the double award-winning LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC, in association with THE BLUECOAT and the LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, present the Liverpool Acoustic Garden – two afternoons of chilled-out acoustic music in the garden of Liverpool’s creative hub, the Bluecoat.

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August, from 12.00pm to 4.00pm, the Bluecoat garden will once again be filled with the sound of fantastic music from fourteen of Merseyside’s best acoustic acts plus a couple of special guests from further afield. With solo artists, duos, singer-songwriters and instrumental guitarists, there’s something for all tastes to enjoy. And it’s all free!

Event: Liverpool Acoustic Garden Artists: Saturday 23rd August 2014 – listen to a preview here.
The Big I Am, Adrian Nation [Essex], Simon Cousins, Roxanne de Bastion [London], Iain Till, SheBeat, The Southbound Attic Band, John Chatterton

 

liverpool_acoustic_garden_2014_sunday

 

Artists: Sunday 24th August 2014 12.00pm – Mary McCombs
12.30pm – John Hall
1.00pm   – Freda and the High Tides
1.30pm   – Derek King
2.00pm   – Tom George
2.30pm   – Shoes4Brakes
3.00pm   – Chris Callander
3.30pm   – Jonathan Tarplee

 

Venue: the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
The music is due to take place in the garden.
In the event of inclement weather, the entertainment will move inside to the performance space. The facebook event can be found here. Details of all Liverpool Acoustic live music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live Press enquiries – email contact@liverpoolacoustic.co.uk

 

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 118

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 118 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight/about

1. Mary McCombs – Selling Flowers
facebook.com/marysongs

2. Freda and the High Tides – Sweet Misery
facebook.com/fredaandthehightides

3. Derek King – Spirals and Circles
derekking.co.uk

4. Tom George – Don’t Want Trouble
tomgeorge.bandcamp.com

6. Shoes4Brakes – Icarus
facebook.com/Shoes4Brakes

6. Chris Callander – Baby Blue
facebook.com/ChrisCallanderAcoustic

7.  Jonathan Tarplee – No Tobacco, No Jesus
www.blueyellows.co.uk

 

 

ARTIST INFORMATION MARY MCCOMBS
facebook.com/marysongs

Mary McCombs is a singer-songwriter who has been playing around Liverpool at various venues and Threshold festival in recent years. She also enjoyed playing the View Two Gallery for Liverpool Acoustic two years ago. Mary plays melodic romantic folk type songs, and has an album of 10 songs and also a more recently released 4 track EP.

JOHN HALL
soundcloud.com/blackdog1

John Hall plays urban electric blues both solo and with the Salty Old Sea Dogs. He also goes under the name Herringbone John and the Kipper Doctors mixing covers and originals recording tracks on his label Smokehouse.

FREDA AND THE HIGH TIDES
facebook.com/fredaandthehightides

3 girls, 1 g-string. What more can you ask for…

Freda and The High Tides were formed in 2011 through a shared love of dresses, smiles and wiggling bums. They are an all girl, Liverpool based, acoustic three piece playing original songs with an array of comical instruments/toys. Drawing influence from harmony legends such as The Beach Boys and the Dixie Chicks, their sets have been described as “frantic yet adorable” and “swoonsome country/folk”.

DEREK KING
derekking.co.uk

With songs about the ups and downs of life and love, and the odd bit of topical content thrown in, Derek is very much a songwriter for today, though he has been a musical performer for most of his adult life.  At the tender age of 16 he played bass guitar in a post punk new-wave group which went on (without him!) to become the The Vapors, and he has since played in various bands and more recently as a solo singer-songwriter.  A regular performer around Liverpool’s acoustic music scene, Derek is also an enthusiastic promoter of local music and hosts his own regular events under the name K’s Choice Acoustic.

TOM GEORGE
tomgeorge.bandcamp.com

Tom George has been a familiar face on the Liverpool scene for several years on many artistic fronts including poetry, journalism and videography; but his original and primary calling is music. Having played with various groupings of musicians, he is now a solo artist, playing guitar and singing lead vocals on his melodic, lyrically-engaging songs. Tom is currently performing pared-down acoustic versions of his tunes accompanied by jazz flautist George Roberts. 

SHOES4BRAKES
facebook.com/Shoes4Brakes

Shoes4Brakes is an acoustic two-piece band with guitar and Cajon drum playing driving, sun shining, top down tunes and upbeat feel, reaching back to the days when you stopped your BMX with your trainers. They play regularly throughout Merseyside.

CHRIS CALLANDER
facebook.com/ChrisCallanderAcoustic

Chris Callander is a singer-songwriter from Toxteth. Influenced by the songwriting of Tom Waits, the guitar playing of John Martyn and Ry Cooder and the lifeblood of everyday hopes, dreams and heartaches his mission is to write and perform songs that simply connect.

JONATHAN TARPLEE
www.blueyellows.co.uk

Jonathan Tarplee is a contemporary singer songwriter who has had his music used by the BBC and the SAS (Surfers Against Sewerage) among others! His songs have been described as soulful, edgy and distinctive, with a style compared to a variety of acts from The Dandy Warhols to Jonathan Richman. Jonathan has a solo album coming out this Autumn.

 

 

If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.

 

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Liverpool Acoustic Garden – Sunday 24th August 2014

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Garden – Saturday 23rd August 2014

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC GARDEN SATURDAY 23RD AUGUST 2014 AT THE BLUECOAT, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

For the second year running the double award-winning LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC, in association with THE BLUECOAT and the LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, present the Liverpool Acoustic Garden – two afternoons of chilled-out acoustic music in the garden of Liverpool’s creative hub, the Bluecoat.

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August, from 12.00pm to 4.00pm, the Bluecoat garden will once again be filled with the sound of fantastic music from fourteen of Merseyside’s best acoustic acts plus a couple of special guests from further afield. With solo artists, duos, singer-songwriters and instrumental guitarists, there’s something for all tastes to enjoy. And it’s all free!

Liverpool Acoustic’s Graham Holland says, “We’re delighted to welcome back the Liverpool International Music Festival to the Bluecoat, one of Liverpool’s most iconic and best-loved venues. We’ve got a top class selection of acoustic musicians lined up for the two afternoons, and visitors to the Bluecoat garden on 23rd and 24th August are in for a real treat.”Rachel Goodsall,  Arts Partnerships Coordinator at the Bluecoat, says, “The Bluecoat has a rich history of engaging music performances and we are excited to be hosting the return of the Liverpool Acoustic Garden as part of this year’s Liverpool International Music Festival. Come and relax to the sounds of summer from some of the very best acoustic talent around!”Liverpool International Music Festival curator Yaw Owusu says, “I’m really happy to have Liverpool Acoustic taking part in this year’s festival. The setting of the Bluecoat Gardens, with the line up they have, means it is set to be another great event, which we are lucky to have within our festival calendar.”

So why not come along, grab a drink or a bite to eat, and sit back and relax in the Liverpool Acoustic Garden? It’s what Bank Holiday weekends were made for!

liverpool_acoustic_garden_2014_saturday

Event: Liverpool Acoustic Garden Artists: Saturday 23rd August 2014 12.00pm  The Big I Am
12.30pm  Adrian Nation [Essex]
1.00pm  Simon Cousins
1.30pm  Roxanne de Bastion [London]
2.00pm  Iain Till
2.30pm  SheBeat
3.00pm  The Southbound Attic Band
3.30pm  John Chatterton

 

Artists: Sunday 24th August 2014 
Mary McCombs, John Hall, Freda and the High Tides, Derek King, Tom George, Shoes4Brakes, Chris Callander, Jonathan Tarplee

 

Venue: the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
The music is due to take place in the garden.
In the event of inclement weather, the entertainment will move inside to the performance space. The facebook event can be found here. Details of all Liverpool Acoustic live music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live Press enquiries – email contact@liverpoolacoustic.co.uk

 

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 117

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 117 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight/about

1. The Big I Am – Collecting Skies (Single Mix)
facebook.com/thebigiam

2. Adrian Nation – Five Finger Rapids
adriannation.co.uk

3 . Simon Cousins – That’s Just The Way It Is
sicousins.co.uk
Read the Liverpool Acoustic review of Simon’s debut album Given Songs here.

4. Roxanne de Bastion – Buckle Up
roxannedebastion.com

5. Iain Till – Oh, Sweetheart Of Mine
iaintill.co.uk

6. SheBeat – Always On The Run
facebook.com/shebeatmusic

7. The Southbound Attic Band – Compromised
southboundatticband.co.uk

8. John Chatterton – Piece 1
johnrchatterton.co.uk

 

 

ARTIST INFORMATION THE BIG I AM
facebook.com/thebigiam Acoustic loveliness featuring Colin Heaney on cuatro and vocals and Peter McPartland on tenor ukulele and vocals.

ADRIAN NATION [Essex]
adriannation.co.uk

With a new live album released earlier this year Adrian Nation is going from strength to strength gaining new followers across the UK and increasingly in Europe. “Live at Crossroads” perfectly captures the songwriting and guitar playing of the man that is described by Guitar and Bass Magazine as “a superior fingerstyle troubadour“. With appearances at festivals all over the country including most recently the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival where he closed the weekend, Adrian is considered to be among the best fingerstyle guitarists currently on the scene in the UK. 

“Adrian Nation is a tall, handsome, unmade bed with a clear, soulful voice and a heart full of great songs.” – Stephen Fearing

SIMON COUSINS
www.sicousins.co.uk

Simon Cousins is a singer songwriter from Liverpool who played with Mike Badger and the Onset in the 1990s. He has just released his first solo CD Given Songs after a comeback starting in 2010 that has seen him play at a couple of Glastonbury Festivals as well as the Liverpool Acoustic Garden event at last year’s LIMF.

ROXANNE DE BASTION [London]
roxannedebastion.com

Roxanne de Bastion was born in Berlin and grew up both in England and Germany until she set out on her own, leaving Berlin for London, equipped only with her guitar and a one-way ticket. The young troubadour tours throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the United States, all on trains and buses. Roxanne de Bastion releases her new EP ‘Seeing You’ on September 22nd via Hidden Trail Records. Seeing You was recorded in London and produced by Ben Walker (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee). The EP contains 4 new tracks of cutting and clever lyrics, delivered with what BBC6 producer Tom Whalley said to be “one of the most perfect voices [he's] ever heard”.

A regular and popular visitor to Liverpool, Roxanne will be back at the View Two Gallery on Friday 12th September for Acoustic Dustbowl, supporting American country musician Tom Shed (tickets here).

IAIN TILL
iaintill.co.uk

Iain Till is a solo singer-songwriter, and bassist with local band The City Walls. He self released his debut EP last year which was well received, and played regularly on Liverpool and Manchester circuit with Steph Kearley on cello. After a short break from gigging both solo and with The City Walls, Iain will be releasing a new solo EP in the Autumn, and will be stepping out once again.

SHEBEAT
facebook.com/shebeatmusic

SheBeat is a Liverpool singer songwriter. Expect tales of romantic misadventure and perfect portions of hum-a-long folk pop. 60s influences mix with modern day troubadours PJ Harvey and Norah Jones.

THE SOUTHBOUND ATTIC BAND
southboundatticband.co.uk

The Southbound Attic Band is singer songwriter Barry Jones and Ronnie Clark. Their guitar, harmonica, bass and vocal harmony combination create Celtic flavoured acoustic Americana with an English Folk Rock sensibility and catchy melodic songs with a dark edge.

JOHN CHATTERTON
johnrchatterton.co.uk

….a Liverpool born guitarist, Johns’ regular sets include instrumental & improvised works with the occasional melange of different genres based on & around well known rock standards together with original pieces!

‘Music is a healer when in the right hands, and in the carefree but talented hands of John R. Chatterton, music becomes something to cherish and nurture’ – Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound & Vision

 

 

 

If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.

 

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Liverpool Acoustic Garden – Saturday 23rd August 2014

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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 22nd August 2014

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:12
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST 2014 TJ & MURPHY, ADRIAN NATION, MOJO STORM

After their previous sell out gigs “sublime acoustic duo TJ & Murphy” (Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo) return to Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery on Friday 22nd August with new songs and old favourites. Expect interwoven vocal harmonies and a unique guitar style that can only be attributed to them. This is one of the must-see events of the Bank Holiday weekend and tickets are already selling fast.

Joining TJ & Murphy on the night will be Essex-based singer-songwriter Adrian Nation who recently had the honour of closing the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival. Completing the lineup are local group Mojo Storm who went down a storm (ahem!) at June’s Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon with their African inspired jazz/fusion sound.

Liverpool Acoustic co-organiser Graham Holland said “We’re delighted to welcome back crowd favourites TJ & Murphy for an intimate, acoustic set in the View Two Gallery’s performance space. These boys never fail to impress and I’m sure this night will be no exception. They will be perfectly complimented by the solo talents of Adrian Nation and the African-inspired sound of Mojo Storm. I can’t think of a better way to start the Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool.”

UPDATE: TJ & Murphy will be appearing live on Billy Butler’s BBC Radio Merseyside show from 2.30pm on Friday 22nd August to talk about the gig, their future plans, and to play a couple of songs. You can listen live at bbc.co.uk/liverpool

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live
  • Artists: TJ & MURPHY
    Adrian Nation (Essex)
    Mojo Storm
  • Date: Friday 22nd August 2014
  • Times: 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street
  • Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door
    wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
  • The facebook event can be found at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
  • Press enquiries & guestlist email contact@liverpoolacoustic.co.uk

 

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 116

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 116 to download for free.

If you’re an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track. Find out all about the show, how to submit your music, and the Terms of Use, at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight/about

1. TJ & Murphy – In Your Hands
facebook.com/tjandmurphy
Buy the album Hurricanes at tjandmurphymusic.bandcamp.com

2. Adrian Nation – The Heart Beats On
adriannation.co.uk
Buy the album Live At Crossroads here

3. Mojo Storm – Soweto Blues
mojostorm.co.uk
Buy the album Life here

 

 

ARTIST INFORMATION

TJ & Murphy

TJ & MURPHY
facebook.com/tjandmurphy

Duo TJ & Murphy are Thomas-Joseph Mealey (vocals, guitars) and David ‘Murphy’ Bower (vocals, guitars, piano). They joined together in 2008, releasing their acclaimed debut album ‘Weary Nights’ some months later. Since then they’ve toured Europe, Norway and England, and have released their second album ‘Hurricanes’ available to buy from tjandmurphymusic.bandcamp.com

“Beautiful harmonies and superb guitar playing.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/LE1tDVg_Z2w – Here’s a live recording of TJ & Murphy performing Notes In The Wind last autumn.

 

ADRIAN NATION
adriannation.co.uk

With a new live album released earlier this year Adrian Nation is going from strength to strength gaining new followers across the UK and increasingly in Europe. “Live at Crossroads” perfectly captures the songwriting and guitar playing of the man that is described by Guitar and Bass Magazine as “a superior fingerstyle troubadour”. With appearances at festivals all over the country including most recently the 50th Cambridge Folk Festival where he closed the weekend, Adrian is considered to be among the best fingerstyle guitarists currently on the scene in the UK.

“One man with a guitar sounds like a simple idea, but to take that guitar and create a set containing a variety of textures, moods and atmospheres is the hard bit and only a few can truly carry it off. Adrian comfortably sits with the best at this game. ” Andy Craig, Rothbury Roots

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/Lwep2a6Oc7I – Enjoy the blistering finger-picking from Adrian Nation as he performs the instrumental Five Finger Rapids live at A Feast Of Easter Folk in Gosport this year.

 

MOJO STORM
mojostorm.co.uk

Combining Kevin Paton’s lilting West African twelve-string guitar and soulful conscious lyrics with Phil Hargreaves’ jazz/reggae inflected saxes and flute to produce an infectious, joyful sound that tempers an anger at injustice with a sense of delight at the beauties of the world, Mojo Storm are coming from Liverpool straight to your heart.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/WGdH1lVP55o – Here’s Mojo Storm performing live at Celtic Bazaar in June this year.

 

 

 

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Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 22nd August 2014

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