It’s time for another Rathole Radio. This time I played my usual mix of eclectic styles and people said it was a “more relaxed” show, until I got to the thrash metal at the end of the show that is muwhahaha. I also played a live version of one of my favourite blues song, complete with Bee Gees falsetto vocals in parts, listen out for that. I hope you enjoy the show.
As I entered the lions den A.K.A. The Hilton Hotel A.K.A. this year’s host to the Sound City ‘front of shop’ proceedings, I was met with the overwhelming presence of main cheese Dave Pitchilingi on my left, TV pundit Rob Goldblade on my right and a whole host of assorted groupings of nice men with hair cuts spattered throughout. I broke into an uncomfortable sweat and claimed my press pass. A lady was repeatedly saying someone else’s name at me and, being that it was other than my own name, I was confused by this, to the point where I then agreed that it was indeed my name and took the pass hastily. I left to see the posh Sound City hire car creating a hullaballoo with yet more men with nice hair getting out.
The first regular Rathole Radio in a month with the gig and everything else going on. It was good to be back in the saddle. I played an eclectic mix of music as always, chatted with people listening live and probably said “erm” too much. Normal service was resumed. I also played an exclusive live song I wrote years ago but which hasn’t really been heard in public before. Hope you enjoy it! Don’t forget to leave comments on the website, send emails and get involved.
This month's Liverpool Acoustic Live takes place on Friday 28th May at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street and features four acoustic acts, three from Liverpool and one from Derbyshire.
1. James M Carson - Nothing Is Lost
2. Rachael Dunn - Alpha Ghost
3. David Gibb - This Young Boy
4. The Southbound Attic Band - Good Luck On The Road bonus track
5. Lizzie Nunnery - Company of Ghosts
After months planning and organising, Liverpool Sound City music festival and conference arrives this week for 4 days jam packed every hour with music creativity and talent. Over 450 artists and bands, 1000 conference delegates and 35,000 revellers will descend on a cityfamous for its rich musical heritage, to take part in the third annual celebration of music.
Liverpool Sound City is much more than just a music festival, with movie screenings, photography exhibitions, Q & A sessions and football tournaments, also over 60 speakers and 1000 delegates will take part in the festival’s biggest music business conference which takes places in the Hilton and Hard Day’s Night Hotels.
With it being chosen as Top City Festival 2009 by Sunday Times Culture Liverpool Sound City has something for everyone - you don't get titles like that easily
During Liverpool's Light Night, there are a fantastical number of performances and shows taking place - here is a quick round up of a small few starting with the A Foundation gallery opening until 10pm giving visitors an extended opportunity to enjoy The Economy of the Gift, Saatchi Online: Northern Stars and the exhibition of work produced by A Curriculum's artists in residence. As if this wasn't enough, from 10pm until 2am A Foundation will continue their after hours entertainment with live music and performances in the café bar.
A very very special Rathole Radio this time as I present some of the action from the live gig in Liverpool on Friday April 30th. It was a great night and I’m really pleased so many people came along and joined us. We had great live music from the Reflect Harmony Group to open the event. Sadly I don’t have a recording of their set and I can only apologise for that. I will try to get them to do a session in future to make up for it. So next it was onto Attila The Stockbroker and David Rovics.
Thursday night sees California based band the ENABLERS hitting our Liverpool shores.
With blistering interlocked guitar joy around brooding spoken word narratives, with added drum magician doug scharin (june of 44 -codeine-him) on drums - a new sound is emerging
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #27 Liverpool Sound City May 2010
1. Joe Warricker - Littleman
2. The Second Grace - Alone and Alive
3. The Good Intentions - Black Train
4. Laura James - What I Would Say
5. Acollective - Broken Bottles
6. Summerskin - New York City