Are You Ready For Queercentric Music Night?
We’re hosting our third annual Queercentric music night as part of Homotopia Festival. Yet again, we’re set to showcase the very best in queer music & spoken word - are you ready?
Queercentric Music Night - Thurs 22 November @ District, Baltic Triangle - £5 on the door/ £3.50 advance
This year Liverpool Queer Collective has teamed up with the super queer-friendly space that is District in the Baltic Triangle to bring you another amazing night of queer entertainment. We have an array of performers to share with you so buckle up, you’re in for a treat!
Have a listen and swot up before you see them in action…
Meike from Lonesome Georginas
Originally coming from as far as Macclesfield/UK, Aschaffenburg/Germany and Maracaibo/Venezuela, the Lonesome Georginas started playing together in January 2009 and named the band on Valentine’s Day - after Lonesome George, a giant tortoise on the Galapagos Islands, who's the last survivor of his kind. He's officially the planet's loneliest animal.
Dedicating their music to all the lonely hearts, German Georgina (vocals, cajon, piano), Georgina of the Jungle (vocals, guitar) and Just George (vocals, bass) gave their debut live appearance on St Patrick's day at the Chameleon Bar in Liverpool. The performances of the Lonesome Georginas have been described as 'delightful' and 'entertaining' and their catchy tunes and sweet harmonies tend to stick with people...
‘Pretty darn good!’ ~ Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music.
Like a rough & ready Prince with a rudimentary approach. Armed with a choral vocoder legion and infectious melodies that have a curious soulful tone: this is proper electro pop on a bed of synthesisers, a vocal delivery that obscures gender lines leads the narrative to animate an unapologetic life, love and sexuality, through his transgender experience. Following intimate vocal verses, come powerful, advancing climaxes where the vocoder really comes into its own - it’s all about the energy, the camaraderie of that moment.
Akin to the likes of CHVRCHES, Christine & The Queens and early Madonna, you’ll find remnants of 80’s clapping snares, driving drums with big-wide-synths!
Gen & The Degenerates
Gen and The Degenerates have been gate-crashing the Liverpool music scene for roughly 6 months. Their unique blend of cutting lyrics, emotive riffs and danceable rhythms never fail to disappoint anyone. Their front woman Genevieve Glynn’s soulful vocals hint at the bands old school blues influences while complimenting the gritty 90s inspired guitar styles.
The proudest achievements they’ve garnered include the upkeep of both the guitarist's hair and the ability to store their drummer in small cupboards and flight cases. In addition to these triumphs they’ve also released two well received singles “Money” and “From The Other”. They have also gained a reputation as a force to be reckoned with live, with support slots for Saint Agnes and Dead Naked Hippies, a headline show at EBGBS and their own monthly artist run night at the historic Jacaranda Club.
Ciarán Hodgers - Spoken Word Artist
Ciarán Hodgers is an Irish poet working and living in the UK. He is the Sean Dunne National Young Writer 2010, an International Pangaea Poetry Slam Champion 2015 and the Word War 3 Slam Champion. In 2014 he produced a spoken word EP titled The Hours and in 2015 he exhibited his experimental prose-poem 4/3 in Amsterdam’s NEU NOW festival.
Having cut his teeth in Cheshire, Manchester and Salford he’s performed at Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival in the Southbank Centre, Lingo Festival Dublin, the London Irish Centre, the John Ryland’s Library, Threshold Festival, the launch of Before Passing by great weather for media, the launch of Gerry Potter’s The Story Chair, Manchester Political Pride, FLARE Festival and in the Royal Albert Hall at the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final.
Douglas is a singer, songwriter and concept alternative pop artist, based in Liverpool. Douglas combines melancholic pop music with written fiction and film to create an immersive storytelling experience featuring themes of LGBTQ, socio-political activism, and cultural observations. Their first release, The Quarrelsome Minds of Douglas Savage is a concept album following the life of the titular character. The story is told through a number of mediums including the written story, music, ‘interviews’, poetry.
And of course our lineup would not be complete without our wonderful host Rhys Hollis A.K.A RhyssPieces.
Rhys won Lipsync 1000 2018 and a member of The Lipsinkers. A fabulous cabaret host/performer, Rhys will also be performing a few numbers himself. We can’t wait!