Deaf School played the Liverpool Everyman on Saturday 17th April in aid of Eric Shark who had died recently after a long illness.
They were joined by Kevin Rowland, Suggs, Ian Broudie, Lee Thompson, Pete Wylie plus a host of other friends and family to pay the tribute to Eric.
The working Class music festival promoting songs of struggle, protest and social justice
The only annual music festival of its kind in Europe is on now with a Fantastic line up from John Prescots favourite's Chumbawamba, Amsterdam, the Trestles and more.
See the full fantastic line up below
Now available from the Deaf School website
When the National Museums Liverpool began to carry out research in preparation for the excellent The Beat Goes On exhibition, one of the first people they turned to for guidance was Deaf School's very own Enrico Cadillac Junior.
These conversations were taped and they have been given permission to feature some of them on their site, listen and sign up for their newsletter and blog pages.
The debut album by Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies 'The New Underground' on Free Rock & Roll Records.
What the media have said... "Classic. These tunes could be sung into hairbrushes from Birkenhead To Bangkok". Slacker Sounds
"Like a way more fun version of Pulp and a Victoria Wood sketch all rolled into one. What's not to love?" Spoonfed
Ten Tracks of Witty, Kitchen Sink Punk Rock & Roll from Merseyside. This is Kitchencore!
Buy the album here for just £6 inc. P & P. GO HERE AND HIT THE PAY PAL BUTTON
"Musicians with fire in their bellies...flashes of brilliance" Mojo
Following the success of their first studio album and tour in 18 years - the critically acclaimed, ‘fan-funded’ Devil’s Tavern - The Blow Monkeys come together again for a ten date tour in September ending at Liverpool Live Lounge on Sunday 13th September, with full tour support from the Kate Rogers Band from Canada.
Alun today released his latest album We Can Make The World Stop - (available from all good stockists)
"It features twelve blistering tracks, and for those like me who like to listen before we buy you can listen online."
Buy the album and if you can, come along to the Working Class Music Festival in September.
Our old friend Graham Holland describes 'Letters in Red are ones to watch'
Award-winning Liverpool band LETTERS IN RED release their debut single FEEL ME, on Homegrown Records.
Feel Me is the sound of Letters in Red truly coming into their own; subtly blending their brand of acoustic folk with beats, synths and strings to create a lush and spacious backdrop for the evocative vocals - cinematic in scope.
Singsongs.com is a simple idea. A vast library of original backing tracks made easily available for anyone to download and create their own distinctive versions of great songs. Such projects are normally led by labels or other music industry interests but singsongs.com has been nurtured in a domestic house in Port Sunlight on the Wirral.
Phil Hayes of the Picket was asked by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Steve Rotheram, to put together an appropriate musical tribute to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
The project has the full support of Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club, Hillsborough Family Support Group and the former players association 'Liverpool Legends'.
October 2008 witnessed a new venture from the Frakture organisation called Centrifuge. Centrifuge aims to provide a new opportunity in the North West for musicians, artists and listeners to meet, perform and share. Frakture administrator Phil Morton observes
“That within an hours drive of Manchester there are many musicians from the free improvised music (and associated leaning) who generally do not meet, mix and play on a regular basis: or so it seems. Somehow geography, boundaries keep us apart, where-as in London the same distances either measured in miles /or time travelled doesn’t keep artists apart; i.e. there is more of a mixing up and playing together.
Frakture were pleased, with the responses to the Centrifuge concept, and the first Centrifuge Concert was booked for October 30th, the concert featured musicians from across the region, including Liverpool, Sheffield, Barrow, Buxton and Warrington. On the night they combined in small groupings to deliver a contrasting programme of creative new music. See website to listen to the audio.
Frakture are confident that Centrifuge will become a force pulling together creative artists in the northwest region and provide a rich palette of sounds and music for the listener.
SO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT - Plans are in place to have between 4-8 centrifuge gigs during 2009. Next Centrifuge is late March:
WHO IS IT AIMED AT - musicians from the free improvised music genre, and associated leaning; electronics, soundart, phonography, voice work,
INTERESTED? What Should you do - Joint the mailing list http://www.frakture.org/centrifuge/centrifuge_form.htm
Give them a call: 0151 709 6123
Contact Frakture: Centrifuge, C/O Frakture, 36 Windsor Street, Liverpool L8 1XF
Evidently Chickensounds: The John Cooper Clarke Project – Calling all bands and poets
Fat Northerner Records are working with a group of Manchester creatives to run a new project inspired by the work of John Cooper Clarke. The label is developing projects to re-work John Cooper Clarke’s poetry and music involving exceptional musicians and spoken word artists. These tracks will be recorded and released on a limited edition vinyl record in 2009, to celebrate 50 years of John Cooper Clarke.
So far we’ve got the following artists - Chas Smash (Madness), Roland Hartwell (The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra) and a UK grime artist, The Cribs, Reverend and The Makers, Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh), Maximo Park, Denis Jones, Bone-Box, Shit Disco, The Longcut, Ladytron, Lil’ Fee (The Whip), Kings Have Long Arms, The Ironweed Project, Orphan Boy, Frazer King plus more.
The double-CD set explores artists’ uses of the sound of dripping water from 1916 to the present, and combines works of historical importance with newly composed pieces. Produced in a limited edition of 1,000, the Collection will be given away free of charge, primarily to Tunnel visitors.