Singer relocates to city after feeling the love

Liam Browne
Liam Browne

A Mancunian musician and actor has become a Lancastrian convert after falling in love with the city and its people.

Liam Browne, who moved “up north” eight months ago, is currently working on his debut album with Galgate musician James Fraser, and the duo will perform at The Urban Buddha at The Storey on Saturday night, February 28.

Liam, 32, has been an “on and off actor” for 15 years, and his latest foray into the movie world is playing the lead role in a short film called Cache, by new director Tony Boffey.

He is also working with Rowetta from The Happy Mondays on a couple of tracks for his album with James under the banner Liam Browne and the Love.

He said: “The film is quite arty, and quite quirky, and I play the lead role. It’s about a man being birthed into the world, a kind of skit on life, with little bits of advice along the way.

“It’s quite a high budget short film, and it was filmed in Manchester. The big name is Royston Mayoh, who was a bit of a star back in the 70s.”

Liam moved to Lancaster after running workshops in the city, meeting up with Colette Corcoran from Urban Buddha.

The two friends now share a house in Skerton.

“I fell in love with the Lancaster area, and the people I met,” Liam said.

“I’ve been writing lots of poetry, I hadn’t sung before, but I was writing more and more and I couldn’t stop. My mum passed away and that triggered a lot of writing. It’s just evolved through meeting James.

“The whole project seems to be coming to life but more than anything I just want to play live, thats what excites me the most.”

The event at The Storey starts at 7pm and features a short set from 15-year-old Lancaster singer Izzy Binnion followed by the preview screening of Cache. There will then be a set from Manchester based Alana Bondi followed by a 45 minute set by Liam Browne and the Love.