Marc Kenny-The Cavern Club

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Nicole with Marc Kenny backstage at the famous Cavern Club

In November, singer-songwriter Marc Kenny released ‘What’s it like in Liverpool?’ the first track to be taken from his new EP “YES IT IS”.

I was privileged to attend the exclusive launch of his single and music video at The Cavern. The video received an award for recognition of achieving 250,000 views in the first 2 weeks of release. The award was presented at the Liverpool International Film Festival by Phil Bimpson.

Last week I went along to see Marc at his weekly slot at The Cavern and got to catch up with him afterwards.

His set-list had something to suit everyone’s music taste. My personal favourites were Adele, Ed Sheeran and  The Killers.

On the success of his new single, Marc said: “The reaction is more than what I was expecting. It’s been incredible. I thought the reaction was going to be good, especially when I saw the finished product of the video. Now it has gone beyond my wildest dreams.”

The rest of the year is already looking busy for Marc Kenny. In March his next single will be released followed by an EP later in the year containing six original songs. He will also be part of upcoming festival line ups to be confirmed in the coming weeks-we will keep you up to date on all of this!

To hear more from the man himself check out his social networks:

Marc’s Twitter

Marc’s Facebook

Marc’s Youtube

 

 

 

Cal McMorran: Hannah’s Bar

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Nicole with Cal McMorran after his gig

After building his name on BBC One’s The Voice as one half of Merseyside duo The Mac Brothers, Cal McMorran is no stranger to the Liverpool live music scene.

Cal hosts a weekly open mic night every Sunday from 9.30pm at Hannah’s Bar in Liverpool. I’ve been to these nights quite a few times since I found out about Cal ( The two cocktails for £8 has almost nothing to do with it.)

The latest night I went to see Cal perform he had some new additions to his usual set-list, there was Bieber, Bowie and Beatle favourites.

You can always expect a mixture of styles from his gigs, his mash-ups are what makes each of his performances so unique. I bet you don’t know many people that could perform Bewitched-C’est la vie followed effortlessly by Justin Bieber-What do you mean?

Playing the guitar the whole way through his gigs, Cal said his dad was a big influence for him growing up and listening to artists like John Martyn made him want to pick up a guitar and play.

The 25-year-old is due to release an EP this year with all his own material. His talent doesn’t end there, Cal also plays the flute during his gigs, adding his own touch to some classics.

There are a few places in Liverpool you can catch Cal performing:

Mondays: Cavern Club 8pm

Wednesdays: Tavern On The Green 9pm

Sundays: Hannah’s Bar 9.30pm

Give Cal a follow on his social networks to keep up to date with more upcoming shows:

Cal’s Twitter

Cal’s Facebook

Cal’s Youtube

If you go along to any of Cal’s shows let us know what you think!