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Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Live – Friday 24th October 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:34
LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC LIVE FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2014 ZOE MULFORD, SILENT CITIES, KATIE NICHOLAS

On Friday 24th October 2014 award-winning singer-songwriter Zoe Mulford will be performing at Liverpool Acoustic Live (Live Music Night of the Year, Liverpool Music Awards 2012 and 2013). Originally from Pennsylvania, Zoe now lives in Manchester and tours on both sides of the Atlantic, and in May this year won the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition.

BBC Radio Merseyside’s On The Beat presenter Spencer Leigh said about Zoe, “These days there are thousands of singer/songwriters but only few have something new to offer. I think Zoe Mulford is very special.”

Supporting Zoe at the View Two Gallery on Liverpool’s historic Mathew Street is Katie Nicholas, winner of the Michael Molloy Youth Music Award at the Liverpool Music Awards 2013. Katie rose to prominence last year with her hit song Chemistry and was championed by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Billy Butler.

Completing the lineup is Silent Cities, the solo project of Simon Madison, who like Zoe has received glowing comments from a high profile radio presenter. BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson said, “It’s not a question of chords, lyrics, melody or recording quality it’s simply that sometimes you can tell within seconds that you’re listening to The Real Deal. And – take it from me – this artist, my friends, is The Real Deal.”

  • Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live
    Zoe Mulford (USA)
    Silent Cities
    Katie Nicholas
  • Date: Friday 24th October 2014
  • Times: 7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
  • Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew St, L2 6RE
  • Tickets: £5 in advance from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic 
    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 121

To play click the player above or right click Spotlight 121 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. Zoe Mulford – When The Coffee’s All Gone
zoemulford.com
Buy the current album Coyote Wings from Zoe’s website

2. Silent Cities – Global Aerobics
silentcitiesmusic.com
Buy Silent Cities’ music from iTunes

3. Katie Nicholas – Chemistry
facebook.com/KatieNicholasMusic
Download Katie’s music from iTunes

BONUS TRACK

4. Alexandra Jayne – 1969
alexandrajaynemusic.com
Alex is due to support James Blunt at the NIA Birmingham on 23 November.

 

 ARTIST INFORMATION


Zoe Mulford (c) Studio Lotus

ZOE MULFORD
zoemulford.com

A set by award-winning American songwriter Zoe Mulford is like a small volume of short stories – evocative, beautifully crafted, and endlessly varied. Whether her starting point is a polar expedition in 1845 or a Greyhound bus ride in 2007, her vivid storytelling and down-to-earth humour take listeners on an enjoyable journey.

This warm and engaging performer backs her clear voice with guitar or claw-hammer banjo and draws on the traditional music of the US and the British Isles to make sense of the modern world. Originally from Pennsylvania, she now lives in Manchester and tours on both sides of the Atlantic.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/WmyPFccRHgo – Here’s Zoe performing All The Songs Were Road Songs live at the Rose Garden Coffeehouse where she won the Performing Songwriter Competition this year.

 

SILENT CITIES
silentcitiesmusic.com

“It’s not a question of chords, lyrics, melody or recording quality it’s simply that sometimes you can tell within seconds that you’re listening to The Real Deal. And – take it from me – this artist, my friends, is The Real Deal.”
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music (21/05/2012)
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“Silent Cities combine crisp acoustic sounds, a sense of deep layers and that soaring, vulnerable vocal to create twelve and a half minutes of tender, troubled beauty.”
Supajam (Eigenlicht Review)
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“Extreme Buckleyness! Nice!”
Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
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“Good Stuff – Great voice too!”
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Folk Presenter
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“It’s his extraordinary voice which sticks in the mind, as Simon channels the intensity of Jeff Buckley through a spooky Bon Iver-esque filter of haziness.”
Peter Guy, Liverpool Daily Post
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“Who’s that guy who makes the whale noises again?”
Random jovial gentleman to a local promoter

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/NcJoxpCdWgU – Check out Silent Cities performing Hey Ooma for the Red Sofa Sessions at this year’s Above the Beaten Track Festival.

 

KATIE NICHOLAS
facebook.com/KatieNicholasMusic

Katie Nicholas is a singer-songwriter born and bred in Liverpool and now living in London at a major advertising agency, JWT London, as a designer. With a love of country music and artists such as Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves and John Mayer, Katie also embraces her English roots with sounds relative to Gabrielle Aplin, Nina Nesbitt etc. She also explores pop music, americana, folk, pop/rock and more. So far in her short musical career she has captured global attention leading to trips around Europe and multiple cases of interest from Nashville and New York.

Nicholas gained a following online after publishing acoustic covers of obscure country songs and original tracks. Chemistry, one of her most popular songs, picked up at a relentless speed, capturing 100,000 viewers within three days. Not only the catchy song, yet the production of the music video (which she filmed and edited herself) caught her audience by surprise.

Katie won the Michael Molloy Youth Music Award at the Liverpool Music Awards 2013.

VIDEO PREVIEW youtu.be/0L5XjRpRU2M - With over 110,000 views on YouTube check out the video for Katie’s top song Chemistry.

 

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 24th October 2014

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We need your Halloween songs

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:33

liverpool acoustic spotlight halloween special

Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 2014 Halloween Special

Last year we put together the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 2013 Halloween Special featuring seven spooky songs from local artists. You can listen to it online and download the podcast by following the link below.

liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/2013/10/liverpool-acoustic-spotlight-2013-halloween-special

Well, guess what?

That’s right, we’re doing it all over again and are looking for more seasonal acoustic(ish!) songs for Halloween, Guy Fawkes Night, or just the end of October, clocks going back, and Autumn leaves on the ground.

If you have a suitable track that you’d like us to play visit the Spotlight’s ‘about’ page which explains how to submit your song via SoundCloud and sets out the Terms of Use for any songs submitted.

liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/spotlight/about

You’ve got until midday on Saturday 25th October 2014 to get your tracks to us, then listen out for the show which will be published on the stroke of midnight on Friday 31st October.

 

 

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We need your Halloween songs

 

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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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