This year heralds the second of Klee Music’s annual acoustic night’s programme, with 2018 being an unqualified success. We saw the likes of Elijah James, Esme Bridie, Sophie Whittle, Karen Turley, Chris Layhe, and Tony McCaldon perform throughout the year, an exciting year which was brought to a close by Steve Roberts, Thom Morecroft and Nick Ellis – a tremendous gig.

Klee’s philosophy for the night is unique in Liverpool at the moment. There is no concept of headlining or support – straws are drawn at soundcheck to determine the order of play. This ensures that all the audience are present and correct for the first artist. After playing a thirty minute set each, all performers come together to perform two covers as a trio, and then – the twist – they perform a song composed by one of their fellow performers on the night. This allows for creativity and imagination, and has gone down well with the artists involved. It is a unique experience for both musician and audience.

The 2019 programme starts on the 9th March at its usual venue – and arguably the best small venue in Liverpool at the moment – 81 Renshaw Street. The first show sees that well loved Liverpool troubadour John Jenkins, the up and coming and hugely talented Lydiah, and finally a man who has been in and collaborated with some of the most seminal Liverpool (and UK) bands of the last 30 years – Pete Wilkinson.

If the opening show of 2019 is a corker, the standard of performer is kept high for the remaining 2019 shows, with the likes of Marc Vormawah, Mike West, Vanessa Murray, Rachael Jean Harris, Daisy Gill and Dan Astles lined up to play. It is a night when musicians and audience come together to celebrate their common bond – a total love and respect of music.

Klee Music Acoustic Night @81 Renshaw Street Saturday 9th March 2019 Tickets £7.50 in advance, from the venue or www.kleemusic.co.uk. £10.00 OTD Doors 7.30pm

Please Note: Order of play decided at soundcheck. Klee Music strongly advise prompt attendance!

Richard Joy