Thursday, 13 March 2014


Liverpool Town Hall

I was inspired to post about my home city after watching this video in response to the awfully embarrasing 'This Is Liverpool' 'reality' show trailer.  

Albert Docks

As the video says - Liverpool can't really be summed up in one sentence. 

I saw the comedian Russell Kane at his Liverpool show last year and he said that when someone says they are from Liverpool, its the only place where it's not followed by the words 'it's a shit hole'. 

It's hard to explain how good the city is, how great the city is. You have to visit it to understand -  as the video says, it has the 'We'll look after you mate' kind of attitude. 

I know people think that the accent might be a bit harsh on the ear sometimes, I have thought that myself before - but its the accent and whole personality of the city and the people in it, the architecture and the hidden gems of the city, the endless music scene, the great nights out, the coastal spots which could be mistaken for a holiday destination (on a sunny day!) which make it 'Lovelypool'.

Livvy x

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Jade Ann - Manchester academy 3 - 8th March

On International Womens Day, Jade Ann stood her ground on an all male bill in her support slot at Black Lights' headline show at Manchester's Academy 3. 

Her set was around 45 minutes long and consisted of six of her own compositions and featured ambient percussion from a talented drummer Matt Wheelton. 

Jade Ann is currently studying Music at Salford University and is getting very well known in the Manchester and Greater Manchester music scenes. 

Looking nervous as she tunes her guitar, as soon as she is stood in front of the microphone and begins playing her guitar, you know she belongs there. 

With a great range of vocal ability, you could compare her to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. But with her individuality, in my opinion she isn't really like anyone else, she is completely and totally herself, bursting with humility and full of mind blowing talent. 

I expect huge things for Jade Ann. 

She ended the set with her recently released single titled 'Midsummer'. Catch up with Jades gigs and recordings on her Facebook page here