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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 30th January 2015

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:00
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE FRIDAY 30th JANUARY 2015 ROB JONES & ROB WHITE, RICHIE SYRETT, ELLIE ROSE SMITH, MONDAY BLACKBIRDS

 

Liverpool Acoustic Live returns to the View Two Gallery this Friday 30th January Double award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live returns to Mathew Street’s View Two Gallery for the first event of the year this coming Friday 30th January 2015. Kicking off 2015 in style is local duo Rob Jones and Rob White. Lifelong friends Rob & Rob are no strangers to the View Two Gallery having organised many of their own gigs there over the years. This time they’ll be joined by Graham Warner on the View Two’s fabulous grand piano and Stu Rimmer on his equally fabulous saxophone! Read Rob & Rob’s profile of Graham and Stu on their facebook page here.

Support on the night is provided by 19 year old Liverpool singer-songwriter Ellie Rose Smith, Manchester roots and Americana singer Richie Syrett, and new Madrid band Monday Blackbirds.

So why not beat the late January blues with a night of exciting, original live music at the heart of Liverpool’s Cavern Quarter? You’d be crazy not to!

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live featuring Rob Jones and Rob White, Ellie Rose Smith, Richie Syrett [Manchester], and Monday Blackbirds [Madrid]
  • Date: Friday 30th January 2015
  • Times: Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm, finish 10.45pm
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool
  • Tickets: £5.50 advance from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
    or £6 on the door
  • The facebook event can be found here
  • Details of all Liverpool Acoustic music events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live
  • For press enquiries & guestlist email contact@liverpoolacoustic.co.uk

 

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 125

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 125 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. Rob Jones & Rob White – Won’t You Remember My Name?
facebook.com/RobJonesandRobWhite
reverbnation.com/robjonesandrobwhite
Song taken from the album Thirty available to buy from Rob & Rob

2. Ellie Rose Smith – I’d Rather Be With You (New Hall Sessions)
facebook.com/elliesmithmusic
soundcloud.com/ellie-smith

3. Richie Syrett – Silhouettes & Outlines
richiesyrettmusic.com
Taken from Richie’s forthcoming new album, this track is available as a free download from his website

4. Monday Blackbirds – Where is Johnny?
facebook.com/mondayblackbirds
Taken from the EP Monday Blackbirds available as a free download from Bandcamp
mondayblackbirds.bandcamp.com

 

 ARTIST INFORMATION

 

ROB JONES & ROB WHITE
facebook.com/RobJonesandRobWhite

Born and based in Liverpool, England, Rob Jones (vocal/acoustic guitar) and Rob White (vocal) have been harmonising since meeting at school: well, with a few days off to watch football. When not watching football, Rob & Rob have played a lot of gigs, recorded a few songs and squeezed in the odd radio broadcast.

Recent appearances include the 2014 Above The Beaten Track, Liverpool Calling and Hope Fest festivals along with the LIMF Bandstand event in Stanley Park. In addition, two songs, Monday To Sunday and Some Other Where have recently been released on the well-received City Of Music compilation albums.

Rob Jones’ songs attempt to deal with the ups and downs of life, public transport, heartbreak and the Mersey rain-sometimes all in the same song! Reviewers have praised the well-crafted songs and the tight harmonies and have detected the influence of, amongst others, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles and Bob Dylan.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/EtR_VIbRpaQ – Here’s Rob & Rob in concert performing their song The French Girl In The Hall.

 

ELLIE ROSE SMITH
facebook.com/elliesmithmusic

Ellie Rose Smith is an 19 year old singer-songwriter from Liverpool who’s been playing guitar for the past seven years and singing ever since she can remember. Her main influences are Fleet Foxes, Ben Howard, Kate Bush and Nina Simone.

Words are the main ingredients to Ellie’s songs along with alternative chord changes and a few vocal gymnastics thrown in. The result is interesting, relatable songs that are hopefully memorable too.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/hhSMFMxvHKk – Recorded live on Hope Street (complete with ambient traffic and helicopter noises!) Ellie Rose Smith performs I’d Rather Be With You for the New Hall Sessions.

 

RICHIE SYRETT
richiesyrettmusic.com

Hailing from England’s North West, Richie Syrett is a Singer/Songwriter with his own distinctive and thoughtful blend of melodic Americana-flecked Folk/Rock. His style makes a grateful bow to a wide number of influences on both sides of the Atlantic so perhaps ‘Anglicana’ is a more fitting way to describe his sound.

Through biding his time, treading the boards and playing more than his fair share of dance halls and dive bars, the grace and good will of word of mouth has seen his music develop an ever growing and impressive fan base with previous independent releases selling strongly, reaching far shores and receiving high praise.

Since his last release ‘Good Morning Midnight’, Richie assembled together a band of seasoned, like­minded musicians and retreated to the studio to record a batch of songs for a new album scheduled for release towards the end of this year. With a new EP already in the pipeline and a host of exciting live dates in the diary, 2015 is shaping up to be an eventful year for all concerned.

“Almost perfect, the future looks very bright indeed! 9/10″
– Americana UK

“The songs sound like Alt­Country classics you should have known for about forty years ­ One of the most promising singer­ songwriters we’ve heard in years”
– Heaven Magazine

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/hSFW7yb5yHc – Watch Richie playing Good Morning Midnight live with his band back in 2012.

MONDAY BLACKBIRDS
facebook.com/mondayblackbirds

Monday Blackbirds is a brand new band from Madrid. Their style goes from classic pop and rock to the most modern indie sounds. With a big influence of bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand and their own distinct sound they are achieving a good reputation in the musical scene of Madrid.

Their first and eponymous EP, produced by Alfonso Mercado, was released September 2014 and contains five songs each with the characteristic sound of Monday Blackbirds. Their first single Where Is Johnny? with its own video and its infectious beat is a big hit and is chanted by the crowds in all their concerts.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/HutmBUcWa8c – Here’s Monday Blackbirds performing an acoustic version of their single Where Is Johnny? live on the Spanish TV show Noiseoff.

 

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 Spotlight 2014 Christmas Special

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:32
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC SPOTLIGHT
2014 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight Christmas Show

 

Thanks to all of the artists who’ve submitted songs for this year’s show. If you want to catch up on the previous three then the links are here.

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 124
2014 Christmas Special

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 124 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. Terry Naylor – I Heard The Angels Sing
soundcloud.com/terry-naylor
Taken fom the EP That’s What Christmas Is

 

2. The Southbound Attic Band – Nostalgia Still Rules
southboundatticband.co.uk
soundcloud.com/southbound-attic-band

 

3. Derek King – Bah Humbug
facebook.com/Derek.King.Music
This songs is available to buy from the SoundCloud link below with half of the proceeds being donated to CALM.
soundcloud.com/derek-king-4

 

4. Leo Roberts – No Room At The Inn
soundcloud.com/leoroberts

 

5. Moss and Jones – A Song For Mary
mossandjones.tumblr.com
Read all about the Christmas single here.

 

6. Chris Callander - Two Bright Stars
facebook.com/ChrisCallanderAcoustic
Available to buy as part of the Addistock Christmas Stocking addistock.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/addistocking

 

7. Shoes4Brakes – Only You (cover)
facebook.com/Shoes4Brakes
Available to buy as part of the Addistock Christmas Stocking addistock.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/addistocking

 

8. Lisa Brigantino – It’s Christmastime
lisabrigantino.com
facebook.com/LisaBrigantinoMusic
Available to buy from iTunes

 

9. Little Sparrow – I Found A Way
littlesparrow.org
facebook.com/singinglittlesparrow
Buy the album Wishing Tree from Little Sparrow’s website

 

10. Rachael Dunn – Christmas Hill
facebook.com/pages/Rachael-Dunn/90289269149
rachaeldunn.bandcamp.com/releases

 

11. Jo Bywater – Christmas Come Home
jobywater.com
Song recorded for the album A Searching For Dandelions Christmas Vol 2

 

12. TJ & Murphy – Silent Night
This song is available to download for free up until December 24th from reverbnation.com/tjmurphy

 

 

BEDDING MUSIC
Ken Nicol – God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, and other songs
Taken from the superb Christmas album ‘Tidings’ available to buy from kennicolmusic.com

 

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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