Serenades on Sundays
Heswall United Reformed Church, Telegraph Rd.
Monthly, friendly and relaxed concerts. One hour of live music plus tea and cake £6 at the door.
Fayre Play: moments of medieval madness & jollity played on period instruments. Cornamuse or Crumhorn ?
Valentine Classics: romantic songs for voice & piano
The Elgar String Quartet Op 83
The Capstone Theatre
The Capstone Theatre Spring 2018 Season
The Capstone is delighted to announce the launch of its spring 2018 season, which runs from late January to May 2018, and promises an eclectic range of artistic delights with a particular focus on contemporary music, jazz, world music and contemporary dance.
The season boasts two festivals, the sixth incarnation of Liverpool International Jazz Festival (22nd – 25th Feb) and the annual Cornerstone Arts Festival, a multi-arts festival (3rd – 10th March). In addition, there is a scattering of performances from Capstone regulars Milapfest, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Merseyside Improvisers Orchestra and others.
Some early season highlights include concerts by James Taylor Quartet, Get The Blessing, Jason Rebello, Arun Ghosh and Soft Machine (all performing as part of Liverpool International Jazz Festival).
Other performances this season include Tooth + Nail Theatre Company, The Katona Twins, Lizzie Nunnery and a Sky One Brexit commission by writer John Godber (all as part of The Cornerstone Arts Festival).
Later in spring audiences are treated to a concert by Australian musical improv trio The Necks (20th March) as part of a 3-day series focusing on musical improvisation, contemporary dance from Sweetshop Revolution (22nd March) and The New Zealand Dance Company (17th April) and music from seasoned American singer songwriters Tom Paxton (13th April) and Dean Friedman (5th May).
• Brochure 2018 here
The Capstone Theatre Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP
Cake and Classical - Atkinson Centre Southport
Lunchtime Concerts at 1pm, including coffee and cake.
5 Feb. Mellow cello: Bruch Kol Nidrei and Brahms sonata in F
9 April. Elgar The String Quartet Op 83
14 May. Wonderful music for violin with Dewi Tudor Jones
4 June. Jonathan Small with Liverpool Philharmonic Oboe Quintet.
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Everyman Theatre (Bistro), Liverpool
Get cosy in the speak-easy surrounds of the Everyman Bistro from 7pm and be serenaded by the finest live jazz band in Liverpool. 3 courses + Prosecco cocktail // £29.95 per person.
Mykal Rose - The Sounds of Black Uhuru (1977-1985)
Saturday 17 February 2018
District, 61 Jordan Street, Liverpool, L1 0BW
Positive Vibration presents...
The Sounds of Black Uhuru (1977-1985) performed by the legendary, Mykal Rose.
We're honoured to be bringing to Liverpool one of Jamaica's most distinguished singers, Mykal Rose. As a member of Black Uhuru, Rose was one of the foundation stones of the roots movement, before launching a successful career in the modern dancehalls.
His work with Uhuru helped bring the group a Grammy, while his distinctive vocals launched an entire musical style - the Waterhouse sound.
On Saturday 17th February 2018, Rose will be performing a very special show, featuring songs from Uhuru albums - Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Red, Sensimilla, Chill Out, Tear it Up Live, and Grammy award-winning, Anthem.
Rose will be backed by the mighty, Mafia & Fluxy.
Support on the night comes from Liverpool-based sound system, One a Penny Sound System.
Tickets (£12.50 +bf): Tickets
Liverpool Jazz Club
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Everyman Theatre (Bistro), Liverpool
An evening of live jazz music featuring the superb trumpet player/vocalist, Tony Peers. House band; jam session; free admission. Hope to see you in Hope Street!
Leveret and Spiro
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Featuring seven of the UK’s top instrumentalists in two incredible ensembles, the Eccentric Orbits Tour showcases the unique and distinctive music of Leveret and Spiro in a show that will fly the flag for new English instrumental music. The two groups share much of the same raw material – tunes from a handful of 18th-century tunebooks, as well as original compositions – but their musical orbits follow widely divergent paths.
Leveret, described by The Guardian as “the finest of traditional English folk today: a trio of poise and subtle gesture, of deft layering, graceful swing and gorgeous understatement”
rely on their mutual trust and intuition to create their music entirely in the moment – there are no arrangements and the focus shifts constantly and compellingly between three masters of their instruments.
Spiro draw inspiration from minimalism and electronic music to “create ecstatic, interlocking, intricate musical patterns that are as hypnotising and beguiling as the most complex Fibonacci sequences”
(Songlines). Their live shows feature intense ensemble playing which transports audiences on an exhilarating journey far away from their roots in English folk.
This joint tour is a limited opportunity to hear the contrasting music of two of England’s finest and most original instrumental ensembles, and will include a unique joint finale. An evening of thrilling new acoustic music that combines consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.
Liv Sync Battle
Friday 9 March 2018
Camp And Furnace
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Liv Sync Battle on Friday 9th March 2018
At Camp and Furnace in Liverpool's trendy Baltic Triangle, Liv Sync Battle brings acts to the stage to strut their stuff and mime in front of an audience who will then vote for their winner.
Each act has attended fully choreographed rehearsals and will perform with professional backing dancers from Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists MD Productions. Wirral Ark will receive all sponsorship raised by the acts and all money raised through voting.
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Wirral Ark is a homeless charity based in Birkenhead who provide supported accommodation and support services to address other issues including mental health. With almost a 70% rise in homelessness on the Wirral in the past 5 years and predictions of this doubling by 2020, the work of Wirral Ark has become more important than ever. Tickets
Voices of Lent
Saturday 17 March 2018
Venue: All Hallows Church, Allerton, Liverpool. L18 6JJ
Surrounded by the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite windows come and listen to some calm and reflective music for Lent.
The Liverpool Welsh Choral, conductor Keith Orrell, organist Stephen Hargreaves and soloists will delight with their presentation of Haydn's Little Organ Mass and works by Finzi and Chilcott.
Tickets £12.50 (unreserved) from Mavis Owens
Tel. 0151 652 6374
3 Generations of Ska, Legends
📅 Friday 6 April 2018
Venue: Academy O2, 11-13 Hotham Street. Liverpool. L3 5UF
Academy Events by arrangement with Midnight Mango, presents a super rare and exclusive opportunity to see Legends of Ska music, together on the same bill at O2 venues across the UK.
Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.
His 40-year career in the music business is well documented. From the early days with his Jah Baddis Sound System, The Coventry Automatics, The Specials, & Fun Boy Three in the ‘70s and 80’s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the 90’s up to the present day.
This is a world exclusive first, where the legendary Stranger Cole shares the tour stage, with Neville Staple, for a super double billing. Stranger Cole, a legendary artist from Jamaica, who has written and produced some of the most iconic ska, rocksteady
and reggae songs on the scene and worked alongside other greats, such as Prince Buster and Ken Boothe. He has inspired generations of musicians especially ska and 2Tone artists, including the Original Rude Boy Neville Staple.
Cole recently asked Sugary Staple, wife of Neville, to do a reworking of his classic hit (with Patsy Todd), ‘When You Call My Name’. The duet by Sugary and Neville, which is due to be released and performed to coincide with the tour, is what inspired this 3 Generations of Ska Tour. With the AC30’S and the Neville Staple Band’s top musicians providing the excellent jamboree of music through the decades, from the 1960’s right through to present day, plus other super supporting bands, this tour is set to be one of the highlights of the year for fans of ska and 2Tone, with Punk, Bluebeat and Rocksteady infusions. Get your stomping feet ready for a legendary, nostalgic and exclusive musical feast.
Ska is one of the most versatile and long-lasting genres of music alive today. It has derived from many influences and stands the test of time, with many originators still taking to the stage Worldwide, plus new young bands taking up the musical reigns.
Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2018
8 June 2018
Where: Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
The UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in June 2018 for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation and positivity.
Since its inception in 2016, Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s most exciting and eclectic reggae festivals, playing host to internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems & selectors and some of the brightest new talent.
The 2018 festival is no exception, with some absolute heavyweights already confirmed:
Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band
Adrian Sherwood and Creation Rebel
Sister Nancy and Legal Shot Sound System
Misty in Roots
Channel One Sound System
Manudigital with Parly B and Bazil
Radikal Guru with Echo Ranks and Cian Finn
Dubkasm with Solo Banton
Count Skylarkin’ presents ‘Derek’s Island Discs’
Taking place over the 8th & 9th June 2018 across the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, the festival also sees the return of The Art of Reggae Exhibition – a successful collaboration between Positive Vibration and the International Reggae Poster Contest.
The exhibition, which supports the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica, will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators & artists from over 70 countries.
Weekend Tickets: Tickets
Children under 12 go free.