Library’s got talent

Joe McCorriston and the Blockbuster Blues
Joe McCorriston and the Blockbuster Blues

Lancaster library hosts live music again this Saturday, February 22, with a slant on emerging local talent.

Lancaster Loud is a collaborative project between More Music in Morecambe and the library, in Market Square, to showcase acts that have grown through the charity’s emphasis on creating confidence and spirit in individuals and communities through the arts, especially music.

Headlining the event is Morecambe based Joe McCorriston with his band The Blockbuster Blues.

Joe is fresh from a tour with Bristol based musician Gaz Brookfield, which kicked off with a loud and lively show at The Greyhound in Halton last month.

Gaz’s latest album – In The Company of Thieves – was available at the gig, and proved to be well worth the £5 price tag, with songs about touring, growing up, English towns and cities, drinking and buskers and other subjects.

The pair then went on to perform in Glasgow and Edinburgh prior to a few other gigs in England.

Tonight, Thursday, Joe is performing alongside Matt Pryor and Allison Weiss at Sound Control in Manchester.

He last played there two years ago, but said tonight’s gig would be particularly special because of the support slot for Matt Pryor, who is the lead singer of punk band The Get Up Kids.

Tickets are available from Joe, priced £6, or from the venue at £9.50.

At the library gig, Joe and the Blockbuster Blues (Charlie Galloway on lead guitar, Charlie Burns on bass, and Marc Holland on drums) will be supported by progressive experimentalists Myriad, and alternative/indie/hardcore four piece Fourth Time Lucky, from Lancaster.

Charlie Galloway will also provide a solo support slot on the night.

Entry is just £2, it is an all ages show and doors open at 6pm with a 9pm finish.

Lancaster library also hosts chart-toppers Clean Bandit in April. The event has been organised by Get It Loud in Libraries, and it sold out in one day.