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Frieling The Music by Corey J. Harbinson

Part of the Liverpool Irish Festival

Theatre & Music
Friday 19th Oct 15:00

£7 (£6 Students)

Please call the venue on 01517071805 for availability

A play with songs written by Corey J Harbinson inspired by Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa. Focusing on a catholic family of women from their point of view. Exploring themes of mental health, oppression, society and religion. Two afternoon performances over two days starting at 3pm. Part of the Liverpool Irish Festival.

Lisa O'Neill

Plus Support

Live Music
Friday 19th Oct 19:30

£10

Please call the venue on 01517071805 for availability

“At a time when sameness threatens to drain the world of charm and surprise, Lisa O’Neill stands tall for difference, as an outlier with a mission to frame the world as she sees it and to perform it accordingly. Her voice is her own. No small achievement.” This quote from the Irish Times captures what many express in relation to Cavan born singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill. Over the past few years she has quietly but steadily built a reputation for herself on the Irish and international scenes and gathered a strong following with her unique folk sound, strong song-writing and distinctive voice. Her debut release ‘Has an Album’ was followed in 2013 by Choice- nominated ‘Same Cloth Or Not’. Her third and most recent album ‘Pothole in the Sky’ was released to critical acclaim and is filled with tension and emotion, contextualising themes of love, loss, heartache and sorrow today through referencing tales from the past with beauty, honesty and defiance.

Eddie and the Hot Rods

FAREWELL TOUR plus Support

Live Music
Saturday 20th Oct 19:30
SOLD OUT

One of the most highly influential and recognisable names from the English Rock scene, Eddie & The Hot Rods have enjoyed a career that has now spanned over 40 years. Although often categorised as one of the founding fathers of the punk era, they were simply interested in playing loud, fast, in your face Rock ‘n’ Roll rather than bad mouthing the Queen or fermenting anarchy. The energy and attitude certainly endeared them to the punks, but the hard and fast style that made Eddie & The Hot Rods one of the most exciting bands of the era has never really dated or gone out of style. Their Pedigree speaks for itself and they have hit some landmarks any band would be envious of, including: a 1977 tour of the USA with Talking Heads and The Ramones; giving the Sex Pistols their first gig as an opening act. Eddie & The Hot Rods were included in the Mojo Top 100 of most influential bands and they are often cited as an inspiration for some of the high profile new bands – young Irish rockers, The Strypes being one example. But this is the last time they will be gracing Liverpool. Barrie Masters is calling it a night on touring. So make sure you get a ticket, and come and send off some legitimate Rock 'n' Roll royalty in style.

The Herron Brothers, Anna Corcoran, Paul Dunbar

Guilty Pleasures Present: Songwriters in the Round III

Live Music
Sunday 21st Oct 18:00

THE HERRON BROTHERS Paul and Steven, previously frontmen for Derby’s The Sons, released three studio albums and toured the continent for several years. Three years ago, they went “duo” and have been writing the songs that have eventually became, (as they are too) “The Last Ones Left”. The pair grew up in North Northumberland talking to the animals, and have an uncanny ability to charm an audience, making them laugh one minute, then have them enchanted by their harmony based melancholic pop songs the next.

ANNA CORCORAN Liverpool Music Award Nominee, Singer songwriter Anna Corcoran, originally from Formby Merseyside, graduated from Goldsmiths college in 2005, with a Bachelor of Music degree. Since then, Anna has been performing extensively nationwide, holding residencies in some of the country’s most exclusive establishments. Anna has spent a lot of time experimenting with the music and arrangements of her favourite artists and her passion for the craft of the iconic singer-songwriters developed as her repertoire expanded. Strong echoes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos with the soulful mellow tones of Sarah McLachlan are very evident in Anna’s live sound.

PAUL DUNBAR Paul Dunbar is described as having a signature vocal with influences of the likes of Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen and Otis Redding, Dunbar’s sound has a rock and soul background with dashes of folk and country. Liverpool-born, Paul Dunbar is a singer-songwriter who plays live across the UK and Europe and has supported the likes of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Big Country, James Taylor Quartet & Frank Turner.

A Night of Social care Improv

Theatre
Tuesday 23rd Oct 19:00

The Year is 2028.

Your fridge tells you what's keeping inside and what you need to buy. AI in work replies to half of your emails. The TV show's plot changes depending on your mood. Bots and machines have replaced most of the human workers in almost every sector... But, who will take care of those we care about when they grow old, or they need a shoulder to cry on?

Join us for a night of Social Care Improv.

Enter the year 2028 and become a future carer to find out for yourself. Your clients are waiting…

Developed by Hwa Young Jung and The Coach House, this FACT Future World of Work commission has been developed in an LCR Activate workplace residency at Community Integrated Care.

A Note to Guests

If you'd like to join the audience but not perform, reserve one of the Members of the Audience tickets. If you'd like to improvise in front of an audience please reserve one of the Show Participant tickets.

Due to the improvised nature of the show, not everyone may get time to participate.

The event is free, but a donation box will be available on the door.

The Simpsons

Treehouse of Horror: Screaming Night

Screening
Wednesday 24th Oct 19:30

After Augusts SOLD OUT screening of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Yeah Buddy DIY & Liverpool Noise return to 81 Renshaw on Wednesday 24th of October with The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horrors special Screaming Night!

A celebration of Halloween, there will be spooky food and drink

You will get to choose the 6 best episodes to screen on the night plus there will be plenty of food and drink.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A QUIZ! And the lucky winner will take home some cool Simpsons prizes!

Common Eider, King Eider

Plus Drekka

Live Music
Thursday 25th Oct 19:30

Few entities in the avantgarde/experimental underground have been able to evoke vivid visions and sentiments of loss, immateriality, abandon, and boundless ritualistic immensity like San Francisco’s dark ambient-doom sorcerers Common Eider, King Eider. Birthed around the mid-two thousands in the wake of San Francisco’s collapsing psychedelic and art rock scene, and gravitating around the core values and aesthetics of San Francisco’s legendary Tumult and Aquarius Records strongholds, Common Eider, King Eider is an obscure congregation of veteran San Francisco sound sculptors who have established themselves as absolute leaders of the pack and unrivaled masters of creation when it comes to realm of the most darkened, immaterial, and cataclysmic sonic architecture that the human mind can fathom. Taking cues from revolutionary and mind-expanding artists like Lustmord, Throbbing Gristle, Wardruna, Dead Can Dance, Halo Manash, Arvo Part, and Sunn O))), through their levitating, soul-shattering, and black hole-sized ritualistic black ambience, Common Eider, King Eider have elevated themselves to the rank of near-mystical figureheads in the realm of modern times dark ambient and drone music. 2018 will see the release of an EP for Cyclic Law in the summer and a LP for Consouling Sounds in October.

The Naughty Lumps

Plus the Gentle Scars + Steriledog

Live Music
Friday 26th Oct 19:30

They were a group of lively students and local Scousers back in 1976 and this band of merry no-hopers broke up in 1980. Now they are back! and back at 81 Renshaw. Those Naughty Lumps and the fabulous Gentle Scars are playing here on 26 October to celebrate the launch of the Lumps second album. Tickets are just £5 so put on your Iggy Pop jacket and get down!

Marc Vormawah plus Special guests

The Return of Marc

Live Music
Saturday 27th Oct 19:00

EX-PERSONAL COLUMN / ELEKTRA RECORDS SINGER STEPS BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT Marc Vormawah, post-punk Liverpool legend with 80s favourites Personal Column, has his comeback gig here at 81 Renshaw. The singer/songwriter will perform songs old, new, borrowed and true as he returns to the stage for his first headline solo performance since his late 80s/early 90s stint as a solo star with the legendary Jac Holzman’s label, Elektra Records. “I’ve been writing and recording constantly and feel ready to do it all properly again,” says the Scouse singer. “I’ll be joined by a band and some very special guests on the night… it promises to be an evening of high song.” One of the city’s best-loved singers, Vormawah followed up the Peel sessions and Stiff Records’ singles of Personal Column with a move to America and a solo album, released on Elektra Records, in 1989. ‘Too True’ was filled with righteous funk and soul and Vormawah made his mark on radio stations across the States. Now he’s returned to his singer/songwriter roots and has been making music in the classic Joni Mitchell/Paul Simon vein, with his trademark biting lyrics and soulful singing. “The new material is the real me,” he says. “There are no big companies or producers involved now – just me, my friends and my songs.”

Kirk Brandon

aKustika

Live Music
Tuesday 30th Oct 19:30

Kirk Brandon is the voice of Spear of Destiny, Theatre of Hate and Dead Men Walking. With over 15 studio albums and countless single releases, his career now spans well over 30 years. He has enjoyed worldwide success with all three of the above bands and is also a leader in every punk rock poll by being the singer and songwriter in The Pack.

Over the last 9 years, Kirk has released five solo acoustic studio albums (the “Dutch Masters” series) that have pulled tracks from all era’s of his career.

The latest of these solo acoustic albums entitled “Dutch Masters Volume Five” has become, in it’s first year of release, the best seller in the series. Over the past 2 years Kirk has joined by master cello player Sam Sansbury both in the studio and at live shows.

Expect a very special evening that will feature all the hits and misses!! including ‘Never Take Me Alive’, ‘Do You Believe In The Westworld?’, ‘Worldservice’, ‘So In Love With You’, ‘Young Men’, ‘Original Sin’.

The BBC’s Jeremy Vine says “@kirkbrandon is one of our greatest musical geniuses”

November

MC Nelson plus Kyami plus Blue Saint

Out of Contex 1st Birthday Party

Live Music
Friday 2nd Nov 20:00

Out of Contex celebrate one year of promoting great music events at 81 and have put together a belter of a line up.

Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon

Live Music
Saturday 3rd Nov 13:00 - 16:00

P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Our regular first Saturday of the Month live sessions in the venue with Liverpool Acoustic. What better way to spend the afternoon.

Emotion Wave

Chemistry Lane + Professor Khaos + Fisherman Swilbert plus Twin Galaxies DJ Set

Live Music
Saturday 3rd Nov 20:00

Emotion Wave take over 81 once again to provide a high quality mix of electronic delight. After doing themselves in with A Day in the Sun, Emotion Wave are back where they are most comfortable: 81 Renshaw. It might be cold, wet and dark outside but we can huddle together and argue about Autechre and Twin Peaks.

For round 14 we've got a very nice mix of styles from your new favourite Liverpool producer/artists.

An Audience with Graham Jones

'The Vinyl Revival & the Shops that made it Happen'

Audience With
Sunday 4th Nov 14:00 - 16:00

Free

No tickets, just turn up!

Get down to 81 Renshaw for what promises to be a hilarious and revealing afternoon with Graham Jones, who will be with us to talk about his latest book, 'The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It Happen'. This is the story of the vinyl revival through the eyes of those who made it happen, the independent record shops. It explains why we have over a hundred more record shops than we had in 2009.

Graham Jones has spent 32 years travelling the UK selling to independent record shops and visited more record shops than any other human. His new book guides you around the record shops of the UK who sell new vinyl. He has gathered some fascinating and funny anecdotes told him by our much-loved record shop staff so that when you visit you will feel like you already know the characters behind the counters. It is perfect for vinyl fans to keep with them on their travels around the country.

The Klubbs

Live Music
Sunday 4th Nov 19:30

Described by Record Collector as 'the most Under-Appreciated rock band' the Klubbs (formerly the Klubs) were regular fixtures at the Cavern Club with only the Hideaways and the Beatles boasting more dates at the famous venue. This is a rare outing in Liverpool, with original member Paddy Breen and Pete Sinclair-Tidy, the band is now a four piece and will be playing some original material mixed with Rock classics

HEAD

50th anniversary screening of the monkees cult classic

Screening
Wednesday 7th Nov 19:30

SOON IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD: The sound of music presents a rare 50th anniversary screening of the monkees' psychedelic oddity 'Head', with support program and Monkee related disc jockey sets from myself Bernie Connor and Buddy.

Grant Sharkey

Plus Support

Live Music
Thursday 8th Nov 19:30

Free P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Grant Sharkey the bass playing troubador makes a very welcome return to 81. If you're new to the prolific world of Grant Sharkey then you are in for a treat. Grant will be playing the front bar for a Pay-What-You-Feel gig. Grant releases a new album every 6 months then travels the countries far flung stages to promote it. In a nut shell, he travels around, playing double bass, telling us it how it is and writing little songs about big things. 40 albums in 20 years. A legend.

Handmade Moments

Support from: Ted Russet, Mike West and Bill Nickson

Live Music
Friday 9th Nov 19:00

Arizona’s Handmade Moments head to Liverpool on their European tour supporting their third album.

"Experiencing a Handmade Moments show is kind of like enjoying a spoonful of political discourse wrapped in local organic bacon and deep fried in hemp oil — and it’s all silky." - Nick Brothers, Free Weekly ".

MORE than a duo...the hardest-working band in rock 'n roll" - Naropa Sabine

John Wheeler (Hayseed Dixie)

Live Music
Saturday 10th Nov 20:00

Have a drink with me! Reflections on the past 18 years of Rockgrass mayhem.

Finding himself still alive, having failed to die from small pox, pancreatic cancer, or liver failure, The Hayseed Dixie frontman brings a new show for 2018 that draws from the last 18 years on the road.

Featuring songs and stories spanning the career of Hayseed Dixie and John's solo records the show is by turns humorous, irreverent, sardonic and absurd - just like life on the road. John's playing a plugged in electric guitar and is joined by percussionist Pete Robbins, so this ain't no soul searching shoe gazing evening. Come drink a few beers with them and rock your face off.

JOHN WHEELER is best known as the creator and frontman of the internationally-known "Rockgrass" band Hayseed Dixie whose recordings have sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and have performed more than 1,000 live performances in 31 different countries. He has recently appeared as a special guest on BBC Radio 2 programs, including the Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Simon Mayo Drivetime.

Tony Slattery and his Prize Idiots

Improv Comedy

Comedy
Sunday 11th Nov 14:00 - 16:00

Come and waste an afternoon in the gloriously stupid company of Tony Slattery (him off Whose Line Is It Anyway?). Chat! Music! Comedy! Gambling! All this and more awaits to assault your senses.

Emilio Pinchi

Plus White Little Lies

EP Launch
Tuesday 13th Nov 19:30

Emilio has chosen 81 for the launch of his new EP Holiday, released on November 9th. “A beautiful, authentic performance that never sounds like it’s trying too hard, yet carries absolute conviction.” - Tom Robinson, 6 Music.

Veronicas Room

By Ira Levin

Theatre
Wednesday 14th Nov 20:00

This chilling thriller by the author of horror classic Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. In 1973, students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its caretakers the Mackeys to meet Cissie, the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, Cissie’s long-dead sister. If she will agree to briefly impersonate Veronica, they believe it will comfort the dementia-afflicted Cissie and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice, and murder. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan? Are you brave enough to enter Veronicas Room? Warning: Contains adult themes that may shock. The Twisted Nerve Theatre Company.

Veronicas Room

By Ira Levin

Theatre
Thursday 15th Nov 20:00

This chilling thriller by the author of horror classic Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. In 1973, students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its caretakers the Mackeys to meet Cissie, the sole surviving member of the family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Veronica, Cissie’s long-dead sister. If she will agree to briefly impersonate Veronica, they believe it will comfort the dementia-afflicted Cissie and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice, and murder. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan? Are you brave enough to enter Veronicas Room? Warning: Contains adult themes that may shock. Twisted nerve Theatre Company.

The Dan Webster Band

Support from Grain Electric (Jamie Fildes & Stuart Warburton) and Chris Elliot.

Live Music
Friday 16th Nov 20:00

Another fantastic night of Americana/Country/Roots music at 81 Renshaw featuring the wonderful Dan Webster (and band) with support from Grain Electric (Jamie Fildes & Stuart Warburton) and Chris Elliot.

Dan Webster is described as ‘one of the U.K’s best kept musical secrets and one not to miss!’ and an ‘An insightful lyricist with a great voice’ Acoustic Magazine. According to Americana UK - ‘He is the missing link, the joining point, where folk fuses with country – as good as you’ll hear on any record out of Austin or Nashville - beautiful – he is Anglicana’. Dan is a road seasoned English singer-songwriter, his music is influenced by the sounds and storytelling traditions of American and British Folk music, which he uniquely blends into his own distinct fusion of Folk and Americana.

“THE TIN MAN will make it on to a fair few ‘Best Of’ lists, and deservedly so." Maverick Magazine ****

Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies

Album launch In-store show

Album Launch
Saturday 17th Nov 14:00 - 16:30

Free

No tickets, just turn up!

Liverpool Kitchencore faves and UK DIY Punk legends play a free show to celebrate the release of their - This is Kitchencore, 'Best of' album, which will be available on the day. The Dinner Ladies will be serving free blind scouse at this all ages show - kids and grans welcome!

Tony Nijoku

Plus Support

Live Music
Saturday 17th Nov 19:30

Tony Njoku is a British-Nigerian electronic music producer and songwriter from London. His self-penned and produced songs have been described as ‘strikingly evocative soundscapes, managing to make even the shortest pop songs sound like epic adventures.’

Tony has frequently played live around The UK for the past two year, including a successful UK headline tour in the spring of 2017. Support slots for Erased Tapes Records’ Rival Consoles, Anna Von Hausswolff, Jacques and a string of well received headline shows curated by Parallel Lines Promotions. He also played the main stage at the 2016 Green Man Festival (which was considered a festival highlight by many viewers including festival director Fiona Stewart and Huw Stephens of BBC1).

Freschard & Stanley brinks

Sets from both artists

Live Music
Sunday 18th Nov 19:30

Freschard grew up on a farm in French Burgundy. She started organising shows in the barn when she was about 12 years old. At 18 she moved to the big city, Paris, where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Andre Herman Dune (who would later change his name to Stanley Brinks) wrote a few songs for her to sing. She called her first E.P. "Neon Orange". Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There, she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own songs. She recorded her second E.P., "Shower Gel", with Mike Gomez on lapsteel guitar. In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, "Alien Duck". Her second album "Click Click", recorded in 2006, features a drummer (Leo Bear Creek), and electric guitar by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, "moonstone", she plays the drums herself. On her fourth "shh..." she also plays the flute. Her last album "boom biddy boom" is a masterpiece. Stanley started his musical career in as Andre Herman Dune in the trio "Herman Düne". He left in 2006 to concentrate on solo work and other collaborative projects. Since then he changed his name to Stanley Brinks and has released an enormous number of albums, most notably with Freschard and English rock band "The Wave Pictures".

Gazelle + Steve Lavine + The Irenes + Lydiah

81 Renshaw + Funnel Music Promotion

Live Music
Wednesday 21st Nov 19:30

81 Renshaw in association with Funnel Music present the second joint event showcasing some of the best new music around.

Gazelle was captivated by jazz from an early age. She sang and played piano throughout school and on discovering a love for Nina Simone, picked up the clarinet and composed her first song 'Jazzy Chocolate'. Whilst studying chemistry on a university exchange year in Versailles, Gazelle found herself unhappy and longing for the creativity she left behind in her youth. This encouraged her to drop out and move into an underground art commune in Paris, working as an Au Pair in the daytime and singing in a band with her housemates at night. Here she quickly taught herself guitar and ignited a love for the seminal electronic rhythms of Jamie Woon and influential beats of Robert Glasper.

Born in Essex, Scott Lavene was raised on power ballads, punk and swearing. In bands since his teens, scratching out a pound note on with dead end jobs in various towns. Always moving, sunny side down, trying to find something to cling to. In London during the late noughties, the behavior became darker, the songs got better and there came a sniff from some major labels and a stint in New York including playing at CBGB’s.

There followed a mental breakdown and an escape from society for six years. No more music, very little hope of returning. Large doses of solitude and lonely debauchery. Alone on a rusty boat, bobbing around the country.

After six months in a House for the Bewildered and a move to the coast a new batch of songs emerged and Scott played for the first time in seven years. One of the singles became Record of The Week on Geoff Lloyds Absloute Radio show and the hope and belief was back. Now, Scott is solo with an ace band, some tales to tell, and a smashing collection of twisted pop songs.

Annexe The Moon

plus Macca taylor & DJ Nanna K

Live Music
Thursday 22nd Nov 19:30

Raised and reared on the sunny northern shorelines of the Wirral Peninsula, ‘Annexe The Moon’ have been creating and baking their particular brand of melodic Psych-Pop since early 2016. Their Debut single, 'Ever Meaning Less' troubled national daytime radio airplay via The Radcliffe and Maconie Show on Radio 6 Music, whilst their latest release ‘Full Stop’ has been recently recommended on 6 Music by Steve Lamacq and Vic Galloway on their respective shows as well as being given an effusive ‘thumbs up’ from Elbow’s Guy Garvey on his Sunday ‘Finest Hour’ Show. Their new single 'In The Mean Meantime' is due out in early November.

What We Did Next

Musical Theatre Open Mic

Open Mic
Friday 23rd Nov 19:30

What We Did Next return for another evening of Musical Theatre/Film Open Mic.

Chicken Shack

Stan Evans (Sink), Andy Rowan (Gogo Cage), Lawrence Marsh

DJ Sets
Saturday 24th Nov 20:00

This has got to be the best night in Liverpool for lovers of cool 50's and 60's sounds. Stan Evans of the Sink Club, Andy Rowan of the Go-Go Cage! and Lawrence Marsh of Rockin' On The Wirral will be bringing you all vinyl sets of the finest early soul, rhythm and blues, mod jazz, rock and roll, bluebeat and all kinds of ace stuff.

Xamvolo + Alex Hulme + Lydiah + Ahmed Khwaja

MIND Fundraiser

Live Music
Sunday 25th Nov 18:00

A Night of great Live Music raising money for MIND. More acts to be announced.

Pia Fraus

Support from Spinning Coin

Live Music
Wednesday 28th Nov 19:30

Estonian dream-poppers ‘Pia Fraus’ formed in 1998 by six art school students. Since then they released five studio albums and a handful of EP’s on various record labels worldwide. Pia Fraus have worked together with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub, who produced their album ´After Summer´ back in 2008. Also collaborated with German shoegaze/ambient wizzard Ulrich Schnauss through various projects. Band been remixed by artists like Teenage Fanclub, Future Pilot AKA, Airiel, Mahogany, Lightships, Bill Well, International Airport etc. After a short break, they are back with the new album "Field Ceremony" and touring the world on 2018.

Ady Johnson

Free entry gig in the front bar

Live Music
Thursday 29th Nov 19:30

P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Catch London based singer songwriter Ady Johnson for a free entry gig in the front bar as he continues his tour of the Country promoting the New Album 'London Songs'

“Classical guitarist invests his songs with soul and wit…” Record Collector Magazine

The Burning Hell

Plus The Southbound Attic Band

Live Music
Friday 30th Nov 19:30

The Burning Hell is the songwriting project of Mathias Kom, particularly known for their literate, often literary and humorous lyrics.

"Canada's The Burning hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that makes you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their aces" Drowned in Sound

December

Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon

Live Music
Saturday 1st Dec 13:00 - 16:00

P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Our regular first Saturday of the Month live sessions in the venue with Liverpool Acoustic. What better way to spend the afternoon.

Jane Siberry

support from Nicola Hardman

Live Music
Saturday 1st Dec 19:30

Iconic and enigmatic; Jane Siberry is one of the world’s most unique and gifted singer/songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned 3 decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world. Her 1985 album The Speckless Sky was a huge critical and commercial success and the follow up albums The Walking, Bound By Beauty, When I Was A Boy and her signature song Calling All Angels cemented her status as one of the world’s foremost performance artists. A Canadian native, Jane’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d Lang on her renditions of Love is Everything, Haint It Funny and a stunning rendering of The Valley. This is guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.

Fascinating Women

Fizzy Bird Promotions

Theatre
Thursday 6th Dec 19:00

'I'M OBSESSED WITH SEEING WOMEN ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT AND EMPOWER OTHER WOMEN. IT'S MY FAVOURITE. WE NEED MORE OF IT'

FIZZY BIRD PROMOTIONS present....an inspirational evening celebrating FASCINATING WOMEN.

Electric, eclectic performances from the finest of Fizzy Birds.

Robin Ince

plus songs from Grace Petrie.

Comedy
Friday 7th Dec 20:00

Liverpool Acoustic and Friends from Nowhere present “Robin Ince - I'm a Joke and So Are You” with Grace Petrie Robin Ince is the host of Radio Four's multi award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. His latest book is I'm a Joke and So Are You - a look at psychology, life, death, love and absurdity - described my Matt Haig as ‘A funny, honest and heartwarming look at the anxious phenomenon known as human existence. Robin’s curiosity and fascination with his own and other humans’ foibles make this book a very funny education.’ while Jo brand said of it , "Robin goes on a journey . ...no he doesn’t thank God .. he talks about lots of interesting , moving and funny things in this book... And one of the interesting funny things is him!"

Join us for an evening of stand up and conversation with Robin Ince, plus songs from Grace Petrie.

Vic Godard and Subway Sect

Plus Support

Live Music
Sunday 9th Dec 19:00

Subway Sect were one of the first British punk bands and have been credited as highly influential on the Postcard Records scene and the indie pop genre which followed. 2018 has been a typically busy year for Vic. He has released new music of his own as well as working on collaborations with The Nightingales and Helen McCookerybook. DJ set from Joe Mckechnie

Welcome To Paradise

A Ship of Fools Theatre Company Production

Theatre
Tuesday 11th Dec 19:15

Those naughty bouffon are back in at Liverpool for the first time in 5 years.

The Captain and Raoul dare you to strap in for a playfully mischievous rollercoaster to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree.

Think Bad Santa meets The League of Gentlemen with Chris Morris' Jam stirred in for added flavour. Expect danger, hilarity and horror as they tap dance back and forth over the lines of decency for your amusement.

You will laugh. You may cry. You might even kill yourself!

**** An expertly written and constructed show... Instead of a love letter to the most wonderful time of the year what we get is a searingly clever pile of hate mail. Broadway Baby

Welcome To Paradise

A Ship of Fools Theatre Company Production

Theatre
Wednesday 12th Dec 19:15

Those naughty bouffon are back in at Liverpool for the first time in 5 years.

The Captain and Raoul dare you to strap in for a playfully mischievous rollercoaster to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree.

Think Bad Santa meets The League of Gentlemen with Chris Morris' Jam stirred in for added flavour. Expect danger, hilarity and horror as they tap dance back and forth over the lines of decency for your amusement.

You will laugh. You may cry. You might even kill yourself!

**** An expertly written and constructed show... Instead of a love letter to the most wonderful time of the year what we get is a searingly clever pile of hate mail. Broadway Baby

Welcome To Paradise

A Ship of Fools Theatre Company Production

Theatre
Thursday 13th Dec 19:15

Those naughty bouffon are back in at Liverpool for the first time in 5 years.

The Captain and Raoul dare you to strap in for a playfully mischievous rollercoaster to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree.

Think Bad Santa meets The League of Gentlemen with Chris Morris' Jam stirred in for added flavour. Expect danger, hilarity and horror as they tap dance back and forth over the lines of decency for your amusement.

You will laugh. You may cry. You might even kill yourself!

**** An expertly written and constructed show... Instead of a love letter to the most wonderful time of the year what we get is a searingly clever pile of hate mail. Broadway Baby

Curse of Lono

plus The Grande

Live Music
Friday 14th Dec 20:00

Fresh off the release of their second album, 'As I Feel', acclaimed London five-piece Curse of Lono will be bringing their unique brand of cinematic southern gothic alt rock to 81 Renshaw

After a sell out tour in May, including a sold-out show at London’s Lexington, they appeared at several UK Festivals this summer as well as supporting Steve Earle, Southside Johnny, Cordovas and David Ramirez on separate European tours.

Western Promise

Support from Peter 'Digsy' Deary, Oranj Son and Marlie Centawer and Special Guests.

Live Music
Friday 21st Dec 19:30

"Shake Babylon Shake" - The Return of the Mighty Western Promise. To celebrate the reissue on Cherry Red records of the critically acclaimed "Here comes a Revolution" album which features Mick Jones of The Clash and Chelcee Grimes amongst others. For a night of Rebel Rock Western Promise are hard to beat

January

Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon

Live Music
Saturday 5th Jan 13:00 - 16:00

P-W-Y-F

No tickets, just turn up!

Our regular first Saturday of the Month live sessions in the venue continue into 2019 with Liverpool Acoustic. What better way to spend the afternoon.

Rob Jones & Rob White

Live Music
Saturday 5th Jan 19:30

The 2 Rob's return to the venue space at 81, Renshaw St. on the first Saturday of the year. They will be joined by some very Special Guests for an evening of original acoustic song. Doors open at 7.30pm and five English pounds will secure you a seat.