Acoustic Stage

Ian McNabbConnie LushSense of Sound ChoirJennifer JohnCocabelleRebel Soul

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Hold on to your guitars and get ready to tap those tambourines as an exciting line up of stars to play Liverpool Pride's Acoustic Stage located on North John Street on Saturday 7th August. The Liverpool Pride Acoustic Stage is in association with Rebel Soul.

Cool down and chill out as this talented troupe of artists sing the day away with their understated yet enthralling performances.

Liverpool legend Ian McNabb headlines the stage, bringing with him his passionate and expressive sounds, performing songs from his dozen albums including his latest hit ‘Great Things’ which was released in April 2010.

Also headlining is one of the UK’s finest blues singer songwriters, the award winning Connie Lush. This fabulous Liverpool based singer is described by the Times as having ‘a voice like a 3am whisky with enough electricity to power the national grid. Both Ian and Connie will perform a string of their hits, offering pride-goers an alternative, chilled atmosphere to revel in, in contrast to the Main and Cabaret stages.

BBC One’s Last Choir Standing stars the Sense of Sound Choir, directed by Perri Alleyne-Hughes are sure to blow you away with their spectacular, contemporary a cappella numbers.

One of the highlights of the day is celebrated soul singer and Artistic Director of Sense of Sound Choir Jennifer John, who will showcase her amazing talent in a live solo set.

Fresh from performing at Glastonbury, Cocabelle will take to the Acoustic Stage with a stunning vocal and visual set with a number of bluesy and seductive songs that wouldn’t seem out of place in a speakeasy.

Acoustic Stage Line Up

1.00pm REGGAE
2.00pm PEACH (myspace)
2.25pm STEALING SHEEP (myspace)
2.50pm CONNIE LUSH (myspace)
3.15pm BENJAMIN STEAD (myspace)
3.40pm LONESOME GEORGINAS (myspace)
4.05pm OGO (myspace)
4.30pm JENNIFER JOHN (myspace)
4.55pm WILL MAITLAND (myspace)
5.20pm JO BYWATER (myspace)
5.45pm NIX NUGENT (myspace)
6.10pm HANNAH TRIGWELL (myspace)
6.35pm COCABELLE (myspace)
7.00pm IAN McNABB (myspace)
7.25pm SENSE OF SOUND(myspace)
8.00pm FINISH

Please note: Details correct at time of publication, all times are approximate.

Peach, a singer songwriter with a unique sound that can be described as an acoustic and very mellow relaxing and easy to listen to sound, Peach enjoys performing covers but likes to put her own spin on them and change the sound to make them her own. She shows this most in her take on the Kings of Leon hit 'Sex on Fire'.

Ogo, writes music relating to his experiences, be it in relationships or as an answer to peoples’ negativity. Ogo’s main influence in life however, remains his late uncle, who sadly died five years ago. Ogo will perform some of his own songs in a 20 minute set.

Will Maitland, has been on the Liverpool music scene for a number of years. Will has appeared as a member of various bands including 'The Stays', 'Hangfires' and currently the lead singer of 'Silent Fiasco'. He’ll perform some of their songs especially for Liverpool Pride.

Also appearing are the The Benjamin Stead Trio, who combine innovative folk guitar, soulful grand harp, and jazzy brush drum work with three part harmony to perfectly deliver Benjamin's distinctive songs.

Hannah Trigwell has been writing songs for a years and, after reaching the age of 19, decided it was time to record a few of her favourites. Based in Leeds, Hannah first started performing publicly busking in the city centre in 2007. She has just finished recording her debut EP, 'Hold My Heart' which is now available on iTunes and BigCartel.

Stealing Sheep, a fresh export of LIPA, will perform songs from their debut EP ‘With a wand she is a poet,’ which was release in January 2010. Stealing Sheep have had a great year thus far and have a string of tours in the UK, a mini stint in Germany and a host of summer festivals in which to perform in addition to Liverpool Pride!

Jo Bywater & The Cool Waves are innovative and inspired singer/songwriters, with their songs being an infection of tasty riffs and blues rawness, a melting pot of styles and influence, laced with funk and injected with the rusty edge of vocal honesty.

Lonesome Georginas started playing together in January 2009. Their acoustic performances featuring guitar, bass, cajon and beautiful vocals will have you singing along as their catchy tunes stick in your mind no matter what your age or backgrounds.

Rebel Soul is a brand new social enterprise with the primary objective of encouraging, nurturing and championing unsigned bands and artists www.myspace.com/rebelsouluk.