Jessicas Ghost, Liverpool 2014. Photograph by Ian D. Hall
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10
No matter how hard you try, you cannot achieve the goal of seeing all the great bands to come your way in your life time. To try would perhaps be folly, the madness of a person bereft of the need to do anything else and who finds sleep just an irrational pastime.
No matter what, 2012 could be the year that Jessica’s Ghost became a major force in the all-encompassing world of Liverpool music.
There have been some utterly absorbing albums to come from the region this year and rightly so as the city enjoys yet another renaissance in what people from London to New York to Sydney are expecting to hear from the place where the Mersey Beat first came of age, the eighties revival took hold and now the 21st century musical barometer is suggesting and predicting.
Originally published by L.S. Media. February 13th 2012.
Parr Street Studios will host a very special evening in aid of Cancer Research on Monday 27thFebruary. Presided over by Liverpool musician Barry Briercliffe, the night will be a celebration of good music with a couple of extra special guests thrown into the mix that will just one of those nights in Liverpool that in all honesty, you have to be at!
It is fitting that Barry should host this night at Parr Street, with a new album coming out soon, Barry has long been one of the musicians that Liverpool loves, in that he always gives back to the city just as much as he gets out of it.
Barry Briercliffe at Studio 2. Picture by Ian D. Hall
Originally published by L.S. Media. March 5th 2012.
In the area where some of the great albums of the last decade or so have been recorded, argued over, intense discussions over what musical note goes where, it’s always a relative oasis of calm when a night of music goes on, surrounded by the wooden panelling, pictures and awards and the sense of history.
Barry Briercliffe and Studio 2 sounds like a marriage made in heaven, add in the likes of the excellent Jo Bywater, Jessicas Ghost, Rae Clarke and Eddie Cooney, and that marriage is as close to a night of acoustic musical heaven as is near possible to experience.