Local Talent Take Over at Liverpool ONE

Liverpool, United Kingdom (2nd March, 2012) – Liverpool ONE, a large shopping and leisure destination in the heart of Liverpool, reveal that students from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) are busking at their premises.

On South John Street from 4:30pm onwards, all next week, students from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) will be taking to the streets and busking for shoppers as part of LIPA Week at Liverpool ONE. Shoppers will be treated to the musical stylings of some of the school’s top name talents, including Anthony Hope, Soul in One, Mutant Viynl, Gaby & The Gents and Graeme Heerden.

Donna Howitt, Marketing Director at Liverpool ONE, said: “Liverpool has always been renowned as one of the UK’s top cities for musical talent, and we’re proud to support local talent. We’re excited to be holding LIPA Week at Liverpool ONE to showcase their rising stars for our shoppers to enjoy.”

Artist biographies:
Anthony Hope
Anthony Hope is a poprock band originating from Trøndertun folkehøyskole in Norway. The band consists of musicians from a wide variety of genres, but they all have a common goal; to play music with appeal for the man on the street as well as the music enthusiasts. In 2011 they won the prestigious demotape award and the mp-live award worth a staggering £24,000. After publishing their demo, “A Beautiful Dance With a Chainsaw”, the band is now constantly working on new original tracks for a second release in 2012.

Soul In One
Fronted by Daniela, Jay Alexzander and Ady Suleiman, the three vocalists are a force to be reckoned with. Already being compared to the likes of The Fugees, these three very different vocalists, surprisingly mesh amazingly together, creating one epic sound. Comprised of Tom, Ed Black, Hamish, and Jake King their rhythm section brings a funky sound to the band. Making up the rest of the band are the horns, Ed Pope, and Raffe, who add the extra fire needed to create Soul in One’s unique sound.

Mutant Vinyl
Hailed for their captivating live performances, Mutant Vinyl travel through Massive Attack, Prince & John Coltrane to bring beats, hooks & black Saxophones. Edwin Pope began Mutant Vinyl over a year ago, and have since landed high profile support slots with Electric Six, Scouting For Girls & Kill It Kid at some of the UK’s best live music venues such as the O2 Academy Bournemouth, the Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms & Liverpool’s Cavern Club. Mutant Vinyl recently caught the ear of Trip-Hop legend Tricky & the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, as well as their track Acid Honey breaking into the Strummerville Top 20 chart at number 1.

Gaby & The Gents
Gaby & The Gents are an electro-acoustic band currently studying at LIPA. We have been together for a few months and have had gigs up and down the country. The band consists of 4 members: Gaby Feldman on vocals, Paddy O’Shaughnessy on djembe, Maxime Mcgowan on guitar and Jonny ball on bass.

Graeme Heerden
Graeme Heerden is a Singer/Songwriter/Pianist from the sandy shores of South Africa. He is currently at LIPA but plays with bands and solo artists outside and inside LIPA. His catchy pop tunes with the influence of blues makes his music edgy and one to watch.

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About Liverpool ONE:
Liverpool ONE is one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations, set in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Built around the existing streets of Liverpool, the 1.65million sq ft contemporary open-air complex is a stylish must-visit for those who love to shop, eat, drink and relax.

Liverpool ONE includes over 160 stores, bars and restaurants, a fantastic 14 screen cinema, an indoor adventure golf course and a five-acre park. Stores include high street favourites such as Topshop, John Lewis, Debenhams, Karen Millen, Whistles and Reiss – as well as the Home Quarter, full of great brands to kit out any stylish abode.

Liverpool ONE also boasts House of Fraser’s first smaller format concept store in the North West, and only its second in the UK, in Liverpool ONE’s Peter’s Lane.
Stores are open for late night shopping until 8pm every weekday, with restaurants open all evening (closing times vary).

Liverpool ONE has a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes with something to suit everyone’s taste from VIP haunt Palm Sugar Lounge to the fantastic Jamie’s Italian!

Located in the heart of Liverpool ONE is Chavasse Park, five acres of open space where visitors can unwind after a long day of shopping. The park is also home to many of Liverpool ONE’s events.

Parking for Liverpool ONE is located at three secure Q-Park car parks. The multi-storey Q-Park John Lewis offers 580 spaces and links direct to the John Lewis store; Q-Park Liverpool ONE (accessed via Strand Street) is a 2000-space underground car park; and Q-Park Hanover Street, a 560-space multi-storey car park on the edge of Liverpool ONE.

For further information, please contact:
Liverpool ONE press office
Tel: 0161 238 9400
Email: liverpoolone@webershandwick.com

Laura Houghton
Liverpool ONE

5 Wall Street


L1 8JQ

Tel: 0151 232 3100

Email: enquiries@liverpool-one.com


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