21 June (Midsummer’s Eve)
The VGM, the University’s original Victorian HQ, provides a suitably atmospheric setting for Dave Jackson’s dark tales, set against a sparkling but sparse instrumental background.
Singer, Jackson, croons of drownings, burnings and lost souls that wander dark fairytale landscapes. Jackson is a veteran of various cult Liverpool bands: The Room, Benny Profane, Dust & Dead Cowboys. In 2010 he released his first solo album, Cathedral Mountain, which received four star reviews in Q and the Daily Mirror. It was recorded with the help of John Head (Shack) & Tim O’Shea.
He is currently recording a follow up album with the Cathedral Mountaineers, who consist of Robin Surtees (Benny Profane) & Greg Milton (Barbel) on guitars, Andy Wilson on keyboards, and Natalie James, Dee Harry, Mary McCombs & Jan Ross, the Cathedral Mountain Choir.
Q Magazine: ‘There’s an intimate quality to the performances which feature some lovely vocal harmonies. The songs are soothingly melodic but with a dark underbelly’
Mojo magazine: ‘Think of a crossroads halfway between Johnny Cash and the House of Hammer, there you will find Dave Jackson waiting’
Food will be served in the Waterhouse Café from 18.00 – 20.00, including a selection of mains at just £5.
To book a table contact the Waterhouse Cafe on 0151 795 0352