LEAF announce ‘All About Music’ month with open mic nights, live gigs and more happening
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January includes the return of LEAF’s open mic nights, live gigs, a pop-up vinyl shop, Pudding Club specials, special themed cocktails and more.
The idea for the LEAF All About Music month is inspired by the signed tea tins from the legends who have taken the stage at Bold Street’s first floor or performed at LEAF’s venues over the years.
Music is a big part of LEAF, from supporting local acts to hosting big stars, and this month will celebrate it in many ways.
During January, the city’s wonderfully storied past, vibrant present and momentous future in music is being showcased at Bold St, Smithdown Road and in West Kirby, as Liverpool gets ready for a huge musical year with Eurovision on the horizon. 2023 is going be a brilliant year for the city and LEAF are helping to launch it with All About Music.
The LEAF Wall Of Fame (Downstairs at LEAF Bold Street throughout January)
This is on show on the ground floor of LEAF on Bold St throughout January and includes all of the signed tea tins from iconic stars including Mick Fleetwood and Mike Skinner to Sister Bliss and local legends Stealing Sheep. There are many tea tins and each has a story to tell.
Open Mic nights are back (Downstairs at LEAF Bold Street – launches 12 January)
LEAF’s Open Mic sessions return after a long hiatus, starting from Thursday 12th January at 7.30pm with host Ogo. This is where the budding stars of the future can be found from across the city region. The doors are wide open to all musical folk from with the chance to perform live in front of a crowd and showcase their singing and instrument skills.
Pop-Up Vinyl Shop with live music (Downstairs at LEAF Bold Street – 22 January)
A pop-up vinyl stall filled with all kinds of genres takes place on Sunday 22nd January during brunch – there’s plenty of crate digging to be had and a veritable gold mine of tunes to discover. Live music too will help everyone ease into Sunday from 11am – 1pm.
Grant Lee Philips (Upstairs at LEAF Bold Street – Wednesday 25 January)
Grant Lee Philips performs at LEAF Bold Street. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, visual artist and actor had a deeply empathic voice and rich acoustic guitar sounds, with his 2022 album All That You Can Dream recorded from his home during the pandemic and inspired by the time and a meditative process for the American icon. Catch him on Wednesday 25th January. From 8pm.
Pudding Club Music Specials (LEAF Smithdown Road Tues 24th and West Kirby Weds 25 January)
No month at LEAF is complete without Pudding Club which returns in January. As usual, five sensational sweet-toothed courses are paired with five loose-leaf teas in an evening of inventive delectation. And for this month, both Pudding Clubs will have a music theme for each dish and music from Mike Blue. From 6pm.
And through January, all LEAF venues will be served taste-bud titillating themed cocktails, including Strawberry Fields + Champagne Supernova to indulge in and enjoy.