Sunday in the Park

An idyllic lazy Sunday afternoon of nearly acoustic-soul music in Sefton Park today.

Down at the bandstand...

Down at the bandstand…

The Soul 4 Soul collective, in various permutations, sang and played on a perfect late summer's afternoon.

The Soul 4 Soul collective, in various permutations, sang and played on a perfect late summer’s afternoon.Sefton Park4

And this is who was on.

All part of the Liverpool International Music Festival.

All part of the Liverpool International Music Festival.

It was a lay back in the grass and let the music wash over you kind of day.

It was a lay back in the grass and let the music wash over you kind of day.

Yes and there’s ages to go yet. Check for the other Bandstand events bandstands here.

And the full listing for the whole Festival here.

I only saw the last 3 acts, Christina Mallet, Judith Ude and Amique, but everyone seemed to be supporting and back up singing each other. And it was wonderful. Mostly original songs and very, very high quality. If this is going to be the general quality of the Festival, then thank goodness it’s replaced the Mathew Street ‘Tribute Bands’ debacle of the last few years.

Presenter, from Radio Merseyside.

Ngunan Adamu, Presenter for the afternoon, from Radio Merseyside’s ‘Upfront’

And Amique, with support from everyone else.

And Amique, with support from everyone else.

The good news is that you can see these great Soul4Soul writers and singers the last Sunday evening of every month at Parr Street in Liverpool and also at other places around the north-west. And you can hear Christina Malley, Judith Ude and Amique singing at this link. No one’s paying me to say this, remember. I thought they were brilliant and I’ll be going to see them all again.

Even the sound was brilliant, no mean feat in the middle of the park.

Even the sound was brilliant, no mean feat in the middle of the park.

One thought on “Sunday in the Park

  1. John Viggars

    Not knowing that LIMF events had been running for some weeks, my wife & I spent some time at the bandstand last Sunday which added a highlight to a leisurely walk around the park & Lark Lane. The Matthew St festival had run it’s course & was well overdue for change, so the new festival is welcomed with open arms. I hope we can find the time to get down there this coming weekend for the ‘bigger’ free events…………

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