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Oct22

The No/Way Open Mic

The Northern Way, Friargate, Preston

Student venue attracting theatre music and drama students from the Uni and colleges in the area...fabulous talented people come and do a few numbers...great stuff!!

The Glasshouse Sessions with Joanne Louise

Enelles Glasshouse, Lord St (Behind Barclays Bank), Southport

A weekly live music event in the heart of Southport with Live music from Joanne Louise & guests plus floorspots available for performers. Great atmosphere in a gorgeous surrounding!

Oct29

The No/Way Open Mic

The Northern Way, Friargate, Preston

Student venue attracting theatre music and drama students from the Uni and colleges in the area...fabulous talented people come and do a few numbers...great stuff!!

Back To My Roots 

Happy New Year folks!

Well I took the plunge and just before Christmas I moved back to Liverpool, now living just off Penny Lane very close to where my mum grew up and my grandparents lived for most of their lives! I knew it well as a child The Mystery, Church Road and what was the fabulous Odeon cinema where I saw pretty much all of my childhood classics! I even went to school at Mosspits lane for one year when we lived with my grandparents.

I feel I have come home and its a great area with a great live music scene! I am performing @The Other Place on Allerton Road 10th Feb ( details on my events page) My first gig in Liverpool since Folk On The Dock.

 please come along if you are in the area!

After a few months of disruption I am back in the studio next month so will keep you posted!

BBC Radio Merseyside Welcomes JLG 

I was chosen to appear on BBC radio Merseyside this week to represent local Liverpool artists who are performing at Folk On The Dock this year!

I performed The Last Train To Paradise plus chatted about my album and my involvement in this years musical extravaganza on Liverpool's Royal Albert Dock! 

I was on the Jenny Lee Summers Show and she was lovely very welcoming and complimentary and she plays fabulous music on her afternoons with BBC radio Merseyside so.. here is a link and it's available to listen to until 21st August.

BBC Radio Merseyside Welcomes JLG

A Steamy Summer! 

Well with The Green Fayre two weeks ago which was brilliant and upcoming this weekend my first appearance with my band at Bickerstock a wonderful free festival in Upholland Lancs. I am having a very busy summer! I also performed at The Pier Head Village last weekend and delighted to announce my involvement at this years Folk On The Dock in Liverpool at The world famous Albert Dock! I will be performing on The Liverpool Acoustic Stage and The Stan Ambrose Stage both on bank holiday Monday details on my shows section! In July I was lucky enough to have a photo session with acclaimed celebrity photographer Malcolm Goy it was a brilliant session and all of the new pictures are his work! I am so grateful! News regarding my new material coming in September! 

CD's now in stock 

Hey everyone! long time no see!

I survived a bleak winter here in the North of UK! now spring is sprung the blossom is out and its... slightly warmer! I am pleased to say the first song on my next album is almost finished! and I am planning to release a few new tunes on an EP in September! I am creating a new your tube channel with fab new videos so watch this space and I finally had more CD's pressed up so they are now available for purchase!  

I performed a fab gig at local music venue The Ship & Anchor with Bill and James with guest appearance from guitarist John Townsend and we have a couple of festivals coming up over the next few months! 

Keep a look out for the launch of my new channel on you tube! 

 

 

New video footage 

Well this autumn is bringing lots of new opportunities hope you check out the new video of a sneak preview of a brand new song played live recently at a great gig we did at Bar 45... I am accompanied by James Zaphron on guitar and Bill Butterworth on cahon and percussion! yay lucky me...This song will be on my next album which has some country blues influenced songs as well as etherial jazz. and a touch of reggae.. I can't wait to get cracking!

https://youtu.be/khhyMrO6T6s

A busy summer!  

Its been a fun summer... despite the temperamental weather!! I have been rehearsing my stuff with my acoustic band: the fabulous Bill Butterworth on cahon and percussion and multi talented James Zaphron on guitar/vocals... we performed my second original songs gig at Bar 45 last week and had a fabulous response for the packed house. So as we move into Autumn I am happy to say I am running two fortnightly open mic events at The Rabbit & at The Exclusive Piano Bar in Southport... The Piano Bar has been a great place for James Zaphron and myself to brush up on some jazz standards... its a great night! and now on the 20th I am hosting a new Monthly Showcase Night at Bar 45 which will be a platform for singer/songwriters, poets and all kinds of performance I will also be focusing on my original material. At the end of September on 30th, I am performing with my band for Musicians Against Homlessness in Liverpool at Club 27 looking forward to that! so please come along and support the night to raise funds for these very vulnerable people.

Thanks to a Knight in shining armour I am now recording the tracks for my next album..  so very happy to be finally getting these songs down!

Here's a reminder of what you get if you subscribe to my website!

Mighty Southport Radio Session! 

LINK! Mighty Southport Radio Session with Joanne Louise

I can't believe we are in the last week of June! its been a while since I posted... lots to tell... I am now running an immensely popular new weekly music night at the Eighty Eight Bar on Lord St. Southport. Every Thursday at 8.30pm I begin the evening with songs from my album and new material and some classic covers then the floor is free for open mic... and every week we have a special guest on, and its all free for everyone to enjoy!

I have been gigging regularly in and around my current place of abode... and last week performed on Mighty Southport radio.. (click on the LINK above!) it was a laugh. I was very fortunate to have two talented friends accompanying me James Zaphron on guitar and Bill Butterworth on drums... and I hope to be doing that again very soon.

The session starts at 1.35. 

Looking forward to some sunny days over the next few weeks and will post my gigs on the shows section of this website in the meantime stay strong folks its your vision of what you want in your life that will take you there not what you don't want... peace love and good vibrations   <3

 

 

Release of 2nd Edition of the Here & Now 

Well it looks like I am staying in the UK for now! and enjoying every minute! Even happier to announce the arrival of my 2nd Edition of The Here & Now... you can come along to my gigs and buy a copy or buy here on this website, where you will automatically get free download of the album as well!! it's free postage for UK residents! £10 each for 12 original songs and of course you can just download the album for just £7 from here!!!

Decision time in the UK 

Well some of my fans have asked for an update... so... I continue to play in and around Southport on a regular basis which is great as I test out new material and add my own touch to some classic covers! I have a great opportunity to play in Liverpool in March and will be posting details about that very soon
I have just started hosting a new open mic at a friendly venue called Birkers bar & grill in Southport UK, I am a the resident acoustic chill out artist most Fridays there which is fabulous!
All of my dates are posted on my shows page so please check it if you want to catch me live!
It looks like I will be staying put in the UK for now as I build my fan base here but always open and available to travel and play and if anyone has some suggestions or contacts for me especially festivals.
I am planning to do a new video of a couple of my original songs so will update asap!

 
photo by Imelda Michalczyk

photo by Imelda Michalczyk

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