From legends such as Billy Fury and The Beatles through to modern day bands like Cast, The Coral and The Zutons, Liverpool has been instrumental in the evolution of guitar music in the UK. Liverpool’s status as the cultural home of British music was secured with four local mop-tops in the early 1960s and there’s little chance of the locals relinquishing its title.
After The Beatles took the music world by storm and inspired millions with their tuneful songs, others followed suit. The 1980s saw artists like Elvis Costello, Icicle Works, Teardrop Explodes with Julian Cope, Echo and the Bunnymen, Wah!/Pete Wylie, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and The Christians create diverse and new sounds from the city. Not forgetting Half Man Half Biscuit, notorious for their amusing song titles like 99% Of Gargoyles Look Like Bob Todd.In the 1990s, The La’s, The Lightning Seeds and other Britpop favourites like The Boo Radleys and Cast took up the reigns and helped fuel Liverpool’s new musical extravaganza.
Nowadays, the current scene is as vibrant as ever, with bands like The Coral, Ladytron, Atomic Kitten, Sugababes and The Zutons once again proving Liverpool’s status as ‘Capital of Pop’. Liverpool Music Week - In keeping with the ethos behind Liverpool Music Week, some of the cream of the north west’s freshest talent have been confirmed including Candie Payne whose dulcet tones give a firm nod towards the classic 60’s sound, Wirral based trio The Rascals, a firm favourite with the Arctic Monkeys having supported them this year and have been holed up in the studio producing their debut EP which is set for release in November, plus 2 other bands from the Deltasonic stable, Wigan band The Suzukis, a great guitar band with attitude, and The Tigerpicks, which comprises of two girls and one boy and a music manifesto which rewrites the indie dancefloor rulebook. Plus no north west musical bill would be complete without rock and roll rompers The Maybes?, this indie quartet have been cropping up everywhere from basement venues to sunshine gigs in the park.
What to Do in Liverpool City Region?
Arts & Culture
Liverpool City Region has the finestcollection of museums and galleries outside of any capital city.
Liverpool's unique sense of fashion and style is amply reflected in its vast array of adorable stores and boutiques
as well as the day and evening wear of the populace, which really does set the city alight.
It's impossible to imagine Liverpool without music or music without Liverpool.
Liverpool was successfully inscribed as a World Heritage Site July 2004, under the theme 'The supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global influence'. No visit to Liverpool, therefore, would be complete withour visitling a place of such historic importance.
Apart from Liverpool having the country's most successful football club,hosting the world's most famous steeplechase and being at the heart of England's Golf Coast, with no fewer than three Royal courses.
The architecture is world-class, with more listed buildings than any city outside London. The heart of the city and its waterfront sit proudly alongside treasures like the Taj Mahal and Pyramids at Giza as a World Heritage Site. Whether you're coming to Liverpool for arts and culture, sport or family outings for the half-term holidays, you'll be spoilt for choice in this great city.
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