Wired Goliath

It was Looprevil Radio’s Student Stations fundraising night, and Scouse Sounds got VIP access to interview Wired Goliath before they performed.

Taking to the stage, the band performed a series of their own riff-filled songs. Enjoying their music as much as the crowd did.

The band consists of Liverpool born Chris Lennon and Thom Schofield, who have performed in Liverpool’s music scene for the entirety of their musical careers. When asked what it meant to them to perform in Liverpool they said: “Well it’s our home city isn’t it, this is it. This is where our heart lies, representing.” However, the band revealed that they are planning to fly the nest with a scheduled gig down in London in the next couple of months.

 

The duo described their music as “riff-city” saying they thought of it as quite energetic and driving. Noting some of their artistic influences such as: The Beatles, The Hives and Jimmy Hendricks saying that they were inspired by music that makes you “move and bang your head a bit, and you get a lot of energy out of it.” Chris added: “It’s like Jeff Buckley as well though, it’s quite melodic so it’s not just heavy in the way a lot of metal music is, so it’s got a bit of a song to it I guess.”

With Chris performing on guitar and main vocals and Tom on base, their clear lyrics yet energetic music gave the crowd a night to remember. Making their riffs look easy to perform both musicians appeared to be at ease with their guitars, taking a comfortable stance and rocking in time to their songs.

With their goals set high the band’s dream place to perform would be: “any big festival like Leeds or Glastonbury.” But they are taking to the stages of  London for their first big steps.

All in all this duo know how to work the crowd and play some amazing songs, to hear more from them check out their Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/wiredgoliath or follow them on twitter: @WiredGoliath.

Have you seen Wired Goliath perform before? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

(*performance video provided by Wired Goliath – performed in Liverpool Zanzibar Club)

Mia Wakefield

Usually accompanied by just her guitar or keyboard, Mia Wakefield plays an acoustic style of music that draws in an audience and allows you to sink into a relaxed state of mind and let the world pass by.

Mia stands out from the crowd with her meaningful original songs, bravely baring her voice to an audience supported only by the beautiful riffs of her guitar. However, the Liverpool songwriter is not opposed to the idea of experimenting with different styles.

Discussing the future of her music, she said: “I’d like to add other instruments into my songs and play about with genres! I’d actually love to make a song inspired by Jessie Ware’s soft R’n’B music. I’m also working on a dance track at the minute which is definitely a different sound to the type of music I play!”

Her whole family have supported her decision to pursue a career in music.

She said: ” I was always kind of worried to play my songs to them in case they didn’t like them. They’re the people I want to impress the most and who I want to be proud of me! They saw me play at The Cavern, and saw how much I’d grown since my school performances, and told me they loved it! My sister has been to almost every gig, so I think she’s my biggest fan!”

Studying music in school, Mia was initially rather shy and only performed for assessments. Now, she has been writing her own music and publicly performing for almost a year.

The 20-year-old said: “Overall, I’m probably most proud of ‘Tides’ as it was the first song I wrote that I was impressed with. I wrote it with an aim to use metaphors and create this kind of imagery, so it took a little longer to put together in comparison to my other tunes. It’s a lot of people’s favourite actually, I think it’s because it’s a catchy one! I think it’s one of them tunes that drag you in straight away.”

Take a listen to ‘Tides’ and let us know what you think in the comments section below – Mia has also posted a variety acoustic demo recordings to  her Soundcloud! Check them out!!

The singer-songwriter said: “I haven’t got any big gigs lined up just yet at the minute. But I’m sure you can catch me round town, playing at open mics. I’m trying to find some new venues and play there!”

Mia can often be found around Liverpool in places like The Jacaranda, Leaf (where we came across the talented Maddie Stenberg and reviewed their regular Tuesday open mic night), The Magnet and Ameriesko (where we spotted Sian Richardson and Azariah Hardy playing)

She continued: “I always post on my Facebook music page when I have an upcoming gig, so there’s no excuse not to go!”

To find out more about where you can find Mia performing next, you can follow her on Twitter (@MiaWakefieldXx), Instagram (@miiawakefield) or on Facebook (Mia Wakefield Music)

Have you seen Mia perform? Let us know what you think by getting in touch with us!

Out of the Bedroom: A Liverpool Open Mic Night

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Along the cobbles of Bold Street in Liverpool city centre sits LEAF Tea Shop, serving up wholesome food and countless varieties of tea, the relaxed atmosphere allows you to really loosen up enjoy the best in new music.

The Souuse Sounds team attended an open mic night that runs on a weekly basis called “Out of the Bedroom” and give undiscovered artists a chance to showcase their original music.

A spokesperson for LEAF said: “Our music programme is generally of an acoustic and folk genre but we have had the occasional different style pop up every now and then such as Cassette Boy DJ set and Brass Roots for example. The regular Open Mic Night event is held every Tuesday which is run by Johnny Sands, who also does another in-house event called Maison Johnny.”

Nothing beats an evening of live music, especially in Liverpool, a place famed for our love of making music and for sternly supporting our very talented up and coming artists. Out of the Bedroom Open Mic is a perfect example of local talent standing strong, with a packed house and great atmosphere every Tuesday night.

Bring your own instrument and original songs for a chance to perform.

Description of the evening and how to get involved via their website

Aspiring musicians took to the stage for their 15 minutes of fame and preformed three to four original songs in the packed out coffee shop.

The chilled out atmosphere really complimented the acoustic music that filled the air. It was really exciting to look through the packed out seating area and trying to guess who would be getting up to perform, showing that talent really does exist among the general public.

After their performances, we spoke to some of the artists that really caught our eye. Maddie Stenberg really caught our attention as she prepared to perform. Aaliyah went and had a chat with Maddie who, at 15 years old  took to the stage with confidence as she performed her original songs. The interview piece should be on the site soon!

We will no doubt be returning to LEAF next week to sample some more tea and find Merseyside’s next big musician!

LEAF host a variety of music nights, if you’re interested in going to any or even fancy performing there yourself then follow the link below to find out what’s on and when: https://www.thisisleaf.co.uk/listings/#listing-01-03-16

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