Our new regular venue is Sound Food & Drink in Duke Street, Liverpool City Centre on alternate Monday evenings.

K’s Choice acoustic events have taken place at several venues in recent months including Unit 51 in the Baltic Triangle, the Valley Community Theatre in Netherley, and the Hatch in the Hopskotch Street Kitchen & Bar in Liverpool’s Mathew Street.

On this page we’ll try and keep you up to date with everything we’re doing!

Monday 18th July – K’s Choice Monday Madness!

Featuring feel-good acoustic covers band Apollo, plus singer-songwriters Leanne Griffiths, Gary Gardner and Katie McLoughlin.  A few open mic slots available (come early!)

aug 18 flyer sound


Thursday 31st July – the K’s Choice Summer of Love!

july 31 flyer sound

Friday 30th May – Launch of the City of Music album volume II

Volume 2 of the K’s Choice compilation album will be launched at a free event at Sound Food & Drink, Duke Street, Liverpool from 8.00pm on Friday 30th May.  The event is free and copies of the album will be on sale at a special promotional rate of £5 on the night.

Launch flier

If you can’t make it to the launch, don’t despair!  You can order a copy of the album to be sent to you – just click here to find out more about the album and make an order.

K's Choice album vol 2


The evening, hosted by Liverpool musician Derek King, will feature performances from:

Vanessa Murray

Rob Jones & Rob White

Matthew Carroll

Hannah Kewn





Tuesday 21st April – K’s Choice finds a new home!

Our first gig at Sound Food & Drink on Liverpool’s Duke Street.

Sound flier april

Friday 21st March @ the Hatch – a visiting artist from the US of A

Hoax Liverpool & K’s Choice Acoustic proudly present…

Chris Pureka


Tiki Black

Tom Freeman O’Rourke

Hosted by Derek King.

Doors: 7.00pm.
Limited Free Tickets available on:

Why not enjoy a fab meal before the show at Hopskotch Street Kitchen and Bar?? Please call the team on 0151 908 0098 to book.

Hatch March 2014

Rarely does an artist like Chris Pureka come along. In an age of fleeting success and temporary notions, Pureka is an artist of substance, armed with a sharp eye for oft-missed details and an emotional intelligence that can switch from withering to compelling with a subtle inflection. Now, with her third studio album How I Learned To See In the Dark, Pureka adds some bold new elements to the soli…d foundation she has been building throughout her ever-escalating eight-year career.

Kalandra is a folk/rock band based in Liverpool, consisting of musicians from England, The Isle of Man and Norway. Led by vocalist and songwriter Katrine Stenbekk, Kalandra’s music draws influences from Norse and Celtic folk songs with a powerful mix of unforgettable melodies, dark themes and heavy arrangements.

Paris-born Tiki Black was raised in France and Cameroon and currently lives in Manchester and her music reflects her very multicultural background. Her passion for words and music sustained her during challenging teenage years when family hardship forced her to become self reliant very early on, and her lyrics reflect her many and varied experiences. Her songs, sung in English, French and her native Douala, with piano accompaniment, never fail to move audiences.

Tom Freeman O’Rourke has been a part of Liverpool’s music scene for more years now than he cares to remember….! He has played with several bands and musicians over the years and can be found gigging regularly in and around Liverpool with the raunchy “Balls Band”. In quieter moments he enjoys gigging solo, armed with just his acoustic guitar and a bag full of songs, some old and new, but all wonderfully performed.

Friday 21st February @ the Hatch – Our 1st Birthday!

Our first birthday celebration
Our first birthday celebration

Friday 24th January @ the Hatch – a New Year’s Stonk!

The New Year’s Stonk!

The New Year's Stonk!

Friday 6th December @ the Hatch – Yuletide Extravaganza!

The Yuletide Extravaganza!

The Yuletide Extravaganza!

Friday 22nd November @ the Hatch

Hatch flyer Nov

These wonderful acts already confirmed:

Cal Ruddy

Anne Marie Howard

Herringbone John & the Kipper Doctors

Rob Jones & Rob White

Plus special guests to be confirmed……….

Special guest host – Thom Morecroft

Friday 1st November @ Unit 51

unit 51 flyer nov

Friday 4th October @ Unit 51


Yet another fantastic line-up at K’s Choice!

Friday 6th September at Unit 51

For our first monthly gig at Unit 51 we are delighted to welcome instrumental and vocal duos Fran & Fred and Acoustic tales, singer/songwriter Kevin Critchley, classic tunes from the Salty Old Sea Dogs, and some virtuoso guitar work from John Chatterton.

Top live music from 8.00 – close.


Sunday 25th August

As part of the Liverpool International Music Festival we are running a special Sunday afternoon K’s Choice at the American Bar & Grill from 1.00 – 6.00 pm.  Hosted as usual by Derek King, the day’s featured artisits will be SheBeat, Vanessa Murray, Tim O’Neill, Abi Redmond-Best, Marcus Hughes, Cobblestone, Shoes4Brakes, P’Chenga and Kevin Critchley.  Free entry!

25 aug

Wednesday 21st August

This Wednesday is the launch night for the K’s Choice City of Music 2013 compilation album, and we are excited to present performances from four of the artists who have tracks featured on the album: Gary Gardner, Chris Callander, Shannen Bamford and headlining, Robert Vincent.

Because this is a special night there is a small admission charge of £4 on the door, or you can pre-order tickets for just £3 by clicking here  Ticket includes first drink!


Wednesday 14th August

14 aug

Another top line-up at K’s Choice on Wed 14th August – featuring singer-songwriters Joe Kelly and Dominic Dunn, a little bluesy slide geetar from “Herringbone” John Hall, some virtuoso acoustic guitar work from John R Chatterton and unplugged ska and reggae combo P’chenga!

Free entry, great music, great food, a couple of drinks on a lovely summer’s evening mmmm!

Also available on the night at the special pre-release price of £4 will be the K’s Choice City of Music 26 track double CD album, and advance tickets for the CD launch party on 21st August, priced just £3.

Valley Acoustic Festival

We also have a “K’s Choice on tour” stage from 2.00 – 5.00 at the Summer Music Festival at the Valley Community Theatre, Childwall Valley Road, Netherley on Saturday 17th August.  There will be live music inside and outside all day and evening, plenty of fun and frolics and a licenced bar too, entry just £4.  Click here to find out more

Artists confirmed for the K’s Choice stage include Gary Gardner, Peter Harrison, John Hall, Cal Ruddy, Hannah Kewn and Freya Wright.

Valley theatre gig

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