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    Only Child - Musician Alan O'Hare

    Only Child Tenth Anniversary Celebration Coming To LEAF Bold Street

    Mellowtone are bringing Only Child’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration to LEAF on Bold Street, with special guests The Folk Doctors and Dorothy Bird. Mellowtone presents Alan O’Hare’s eclectic folk ensemble Only Child as they celebrate their tenth anniversary with a special gig featuring a string quartet and the launch of their first ever vinyl album Looking Forward To Looking Back. Featuring ten songs remastered for 2022 by Pete Maher (U2), including Scouse, Accidental Englishman, William Ralph…

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    Red Rum Club Band - Vanilla

    Red Rum Club Poke Fun At Critics – And Themselves – In ‘Vanilla’ Music Video

    Liverpool-based sextet Red Rum Club are back with their latest single, Vanilla. Released on 15 September under Run on Records, this follows the back-to-back releases of their 2021 album How To Steal The World, 2020’s The Hollow of Humdrum and 2019’s Matador, as well as several live session singles from earlier this year. The band have been on a roll and certainly don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Vanilla’s release comes after the band’s…

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    Ask Elliot Band Liverpool

    Ask Elliot Return With New Single ‘Bending Over Backwards’

    Carrying on from the success of their debut EP, Way Too Cool For Me, Ask Elliot are returning with a brand new single Bending Over Backwards. Following similar characteristics of other bands such as Spinn and Wallows, their breezy guitar riffs alongside the thumping bass and drums help the band create a fresh indie sound.  At the forefront, Ream Radomes leads the young four-piece band and tries to use realism in his lyrics, depicting habits…

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    Bobhowla - Tainted

    Bobhowla Release New Single ‘Tainted’

    Bobhowla released their brand new single called Tainted, on 9 September. Carrying on from the debut album Everything’s Wrong, But It’s Alright, Bobhowla have worked with producer Daniel Woodward for their new single who helped coin their new sound. Within the band’s newfound material, they discuss common themes of society’s past, one of them being the blood scandal for the NHS. Being a highly sensitive topic, Bobhowla wanted to address this sombre topic in the…

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    Sound Check Training Programme © Robin Clewley

    MAKE MUSIC HAPPEN: New Sound Check Training Programmes From Future Yard & The Learning Foundry

    Future Yard, a community music venue in Birkenhead, and The Learning Foundry, an Ofsted-Good rated local training provider, are expanding their exciting new training programmes to support young people into careers in live events and the live music industry.  From sound engineers to festival bookers, lighting designers to concert promoters, the two training programmes will introduce people from the Wirral and Merseyside to a range of job roles, and the skills needed to build a…

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    The 1975 UK Tour 2023 Liverpool

    The 1975 Announce 2023 Liverpool Show & Release New Single

    The 1975 announce their 2023 UK tour that includes a show at the Liverpool M&S Bank Arena on the 26 January. The band has also released their latest single I’m In Love With You – the third track from their highly anticipated forthcoming new album Being Funny In A Foreign Language. I’m In Love With You follows recent releases Happiness and Part Of The Band, the band’s acclaimed comeback single which Pitchfork praised as “the kind of grand, playful pop song that only this band could pull off”. All…

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    Milap Autumn 2022 Programme - Roshni - Sonia Sabri Company

    Milap Announces Autumn 2022 Programme

    Launching this October, Milap’s Autumn programme is back bigger and better than ever, with a show-stopping lineup of Indian arts and culture. With some of Liverpool’s most iconic venues playing host to the sensational sounds and sights of Indian music and dance, Milap will welcome both seasoned performers, plus artists who will take to the Milap stage for the first time ever. Milap’s first full programme in over 2 years will transport audiences to the vibrancy of India from the…

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    Mellowtone Downstairs at The everyman Dan Wilson & The Counterfactuals

    Mellowtone Downstairs At The Everyman Returns 8 September

    Mellowtone are back at the Everyman on Thursday 8 September, with Dan Wilson & The Counterfactuals, Granfalloon, Dorcas Seb and the Beaten Tracks DJs. Dan Wilson & The Counterfactuals Dan Wilson is a singer/songwriter and musician with The Cubical/Los Separatistas and a solo artist with Dan Wilson & The Counterfactuals. He is known for his unique lyrical and vocal style and is also a writer of poetry and short stories. This is music that creaked of…

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    Waiting Till Marriage Band Liverpool

    Waiting Till Marriage Set To Release Latest Single ‘Oh My Love’

    Oh My Love is the upcoming single from Liverpool-based band Waiting Till Marriage (consisting of vocalist Adam Johnson, guitarist Brandon Tew, Liam Brady on bass and Ieuan Kearney on drums), to be released on 2 September. This comes following the band’s emergence in June 2021, and four single releases to date (their latest – Three Times – being released under Liverpool-based label Jacaranda Records). Operating within an indie pop / rock realm, the band have…

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    Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2022

    Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2022 Launches 1 September

    The Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge is a truly unique event where songwriters are challenged to write a new, original song inspired by a work of art. Now in its twelfth year the Songwriting Challenge welcomes back judges Jon Lawton (Owner, Crosstown Studios/producer), Kaya Herstad Carney (Threshold/vocal coach), Luke Moore (composer/Operation Lightfoot), Robert Vincent (award-winning musician and songwriter), and Alison Benson (musician, music teacher, and multiple Challenge winner). To enter the Challenge a songwriter must visit…

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    Fiona Lennon Musician Liverpool

    Fiona Lennon Releases Nostalgia Tinged New Single ‘Coming of Age’

    Liverpool’s Fiona Lennon has released her brilliant third single Coming of Age. Born and bred in the city, Lennon has been busy establishing herself as one of the most exciting emerging artists on the local scene right now. Her influences include Fleetwood Mac, the Beatles and Alicia Key and she aims to incorporate elements of Folk, Rock, Pop and Soul in her songs and her sound. Over the last year, her popularity has grown immensely…

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    Zamrock Band W.I.T.C.H (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

    Africa Oyé Return To Birkenhead To Showcase Rediscovered Psychedelic ‘Zamrock’ Group

    Following an incredible festival this June which saw thousands descend on Sefton Park, Africa Oyé are heading over the water to their former home of Birkenhead this August for what’s set to be a fantastic night of music at Future Yard in collaboration with HSP PRSNTS. The trailblazing Wirral venue will host the legendary Zamrock outfit WITCH: We Intend To Cause Havoc on 16 August as part of Africa Oyé’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Led by the charismatic Jagari Chanda, and supported by…

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    Hailu Mergia

    Legendary Ethiopian Musician Hailu Mergia Comes To Birkenhead This September

    The legendary Hailu Mergia is set to play Birkenhead’s most exciting music venue this September. Future Yard will bring the Ethiopian keyboardist, master accordionist and veteran bandleader to the Wirral on Tuesday 6 September as part of their FUJAZZI series; a regular set of shows exploring the outer edges of jazz. Hailu Mergia rose to prominence in Ethiopia in the 1970s, leading the Walias Band in their exploration of hard funk, traditional music and jazz in Ethiopia’s capital. After being forced…

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    Sunzoom Jimmy's Liverpool Gig

    Sunzoom To Play Album Launch Gig At Jimmy’s This Month

    Sunzoom will be playing their self-titled debut album in full at Jimmy’s Liverpool on Saturday 27 August, with support from Reid Anderson. Discovered by Andy Crofts (Paul Weller/The Moons) in 2021, Sunzoom recorded an entire album during lockdown through a single microphone in the kitchen of his house. The album was completed at Ark recording studios with Michael Head producer Steve Powell. The culmination is the debut album released May 2022. Every Friday during lockdown,…

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    The Tung Auditorium Liverpool - Credit The Tung Auditorium

    The Tung Auditorium’s Autumn Season Announced, Headlined By Courtney Pine

    The Autumn programme for Liverpool’s new, state-of-the-art concert hall, The Tung Auditorium, is now available to book, with British jazz legend Courtney Pine headlining with new material from his forthcoming album, Spirituality. Courtney will be joined on piano by Zoe Rahman and a string quartet, on September 23, as the duo pick up from where they left off with the release of their much-heralded project, Song (The Ballad Book). A huge variety of performers will be welcomed…

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    Scuttlebuggs Gig Jacaranda Liverpool Aug 2022

    US Freak-Folk Outfit Scuttlebuggs To Play The Jacaranda With Support From Pleasure Island & Austerity Dogs

    Scuttlebuggs will headline The Jacaranda on Wednesday 17 August. Scuttlebuggs is an indie rock/freak-folk band originally based out of Chicago and now living on the open road. Their original songs are focused on lyrical content, unique melodies and harmony and have been likened to Neil Young, Yo La Tengo and Big Thief. They’ve toured extensively around the US and Japan and are traveling their new tunes to Europe in August of 2022. Check them out via…

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    Beans On Toast - Coming to Future Yard Birkenhead

    Beans On Toast Announces Birkenhead 2023 Tour Date At Future Yard

    Outlaw folk musician Beans on Toast will be “Back Out On The Road” next Spring and he’ll bring his show to Birkenhead’s Future Yard on 1 March 2023. Following the runaway success of his extended UK tour earlier this year, the cult hero is already plotting his return with a “mahoosive ramble” in the works for 2023.  One man and his guitar with songs to sing and stories to tell, UK fans will be able…

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    Motel Sundown Band

    Motel Sundown ‘If You Were Listening’: Album Review

    If You Were Listening is the debut album from Liverpool-based trio Motel Sundown (consisting of singer-songwriters Karen Turley, Naomi Campbell and Rob Johnson). Released on 15 July under Sunday Market Records, the album’s release follows a string of single releases through 2019 to 2020. The album is a fusion of the band members’ diverse influences, ranging from Americana, Country, Blues and Folk-rock, and artists including Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor. The…

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    Michael Head And The Red Elastic Band - Kismet (c) John Johnson LR

    Michael Head Announces UK & Ireland Tour Following The Runaway Success of ‘Dear Scott’

    Having picked up the first top ten album of his storied 40-year career as a solo artist and figurehead of The Pale Fountains, The Strands and Shack, Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band announce celebratory, year-closing tour dates through the UK & Ireland to go on general sale on Fri 29 July at 10am. The run of seven appearances concludes with a night of inevitable high emotion in his home city, taking in Liverpool’s…

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    Tickle The Ivories - Eight year old Joanna with 87 year old Billy the Hat, Tickle the Ivories at Liverpool One.Picture Jason Roberts

    Young Piano Star Joins 88-Year-Old Veteran Pianist At Tickle the Ivories 

    A talented, aspiring pianist entertained crowds at Liverpool ONE’s Tickle the Ivories alongside one of the annual festival’s regulars, ‘Billy the Hat’.   Eight-year-old Joanna Moore, from Toxteth, joined 88-year-old Billy, from Wavertree, on the keys, showcasing their phenomenal skills together.  Joanna, who begins a scholarship at Manchester’s prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in September, performed a series of classical favourites, including Debussy’s Children’s Corner and Sonata in D major by Haydn, before Billy took…