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Liverpool Acoustic - Press Release

For Immediate Release: 30th August 2016

Liverpool Acoustic Collective to launch 'Scouse Live Aid' charity single

Liverpool Acoustic are pleased to announce the release of a rather special song - Someday We'll See Better Days - with all profits going towards raising money and awareness for the homeless. 

The song - due for release on Monday 3rd October - was written by local singer songwriter John Jenkins, who was inspired by the We Shall Overcome events of October 2015 in raising money for local homeless charities. 

"I was attending an event in which everyone at the end of the show joined in to the Pete Seeger song We Shall Overcome. I was overcome by the sentiment of the song and the occasion, and wished I could have written a song like that”. I had a go and came up with a song called Someday We'll See Better Days. I then thought it would be fun to ask a few people to sing on it, and a kind of 'Scouse Live Aid' started to take shape."

John asked people who are in the main associated with Liverpool Acoustic, and the response to the request was over whelming, with 19 musicians and singers giving up their time to partake. 

Performing on the single are:- 
Ian Prowse, Robert Vincent, Vanessa Murray, Denis Parkinson, Mary McCombs, Natalie James, Maria Silker, Stuart Todd, Derek King, Barry Jones, Paul Dunbar, John Jenkins, David Nixon, Laura McLain, Alan O’Hare, Kevin Critchley, Emma Dos Santos Rodriquez, Jade Tremarco and Jo Bywater. 

John Jenkins worked alongside Jon Lawton who recorded, co-produced and played most of the instruments on the song at his Crosstown Studios

The song is available to buy from Liverpool Acoustic's Bandcamp page at

The single has a minimum price of Â£1 although people are welcome to donate more as all money is going to the worthwhile cause. There will be a limited run of physical CDs available at Liverpool Acoustic events and online, while stocks last. 

The single is being officially launched between 1.00pm and 4.00pm on the afternoon of Saturday 10th September at Mathew Street's View Two Gallery as part of the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon and the launch of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge.

On this occasion the chosen charity is The Whitechapel Centre who in their words "are open 365 days a year providing a service to rough sleepers, people living in temporary accommodation and those at risk of becoming homeless. Last year, 2,605 people came to our door."

More information about The Whitechapel Centre can be found on their website at


Coming up from Liverpool Acoustic

Every Monday night
Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic @ The Baltic Social

Open mic plus booked guests
8.30pm to 11.00pm - Free entry

Turn up early or request a slot on the facebook event
The Baltic Social, 27 Parliament Street, L8 5RN

Saturday 10th September 

PLUS Liverpool Acoustic Collective charity single launch
Someday We'll See Better Days

1.00pm to 4.00pm, free entry
Gallery open 12.00pm to 5.00pm
View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE

Wednesday 14th September
Liverpool Acoustic Presents

Esme Bridie
Music Room, Myrtle Street, L1 9BP
7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start
£12 in advance and on the door
Tickets from 
or in person from News From Nowhere

Friday 23rd September
Liverpool Acoustic Live

plus John Jenkins and Special Friends
Album Launch

7.45pm doors, 8.15pm start
Tickets £5 advance, £6 on the door
View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE

Tuesday 4th October
Liverpool Acoustic Presents

with Will Kaufman
(the world's leading expert on Woody Guthrie)

Music Room, Myrtle Street, L1 9BP
7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start
£12 (£10 conc) in advance and on the door
Tickets from 

All future events listed at

Note to editors 

Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was created by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, interviews with local musicians, the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast, and a newsletter on the first of each month. This content is also available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.

Liverpool Acoustic Live is a double award winning monthly acoustic music event run jointly by Graham Holland and local musician Stuart Todd, as a natural spin-off from the website. Each night features three or four of the best acoustic performers, singer-songwriters, bands and musicians on the local scene today performing alongside top-class national and international musicians. 

Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic @ The Baltic Social is our weekly event featuring open mic with a selection of booked acts. Liverpool Acoustic eXtraLiverpool Acoustic PresentsLiverpool Acoustic Garden, and Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon are occasional live music events, often run in collaboration with other local promoters and events. 

For further information, or to request a press review or photography pass for any of our events, please contact:

Graham Holland at Liverpool Acoustic 
on 0779 0505 731 (mobile)
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