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Mellowtone celebrates their fifteenth birthday with live music & exhibition

Fifteen Years ago today, the team at Mellowtone climbed the stairs at The View Two Gallery for their first ever show. And what a journey it’s been – along the way they’ve worked with over 500 live acts at over 50 venues, with 30 DJs, and almost 50 illustrators, artists and designers, plus countless other co-conspirators.

Mellowtone celebrates it’s fifteenth birthday by shining a light on some of the illustartors and visual artists who have contributed to their flyer and poster designs over the years. They are also putting on a number of live events for your delectation and delight, including a programme of free entry gigs in collaboration with the Handyman, the Static Bar & Mellowtone Pub Quiz, and two more ticketed live shows coming up.

The birthday celebrations begin proper on Wednesday 6th November; it’s a gathering and the launch of the ‘Mellowtone 15’ exhibition, featuring;

– Live jazz from The Jubilee Stompers

– Their resident Beaten Tracks DJs Richie Vegas & Jonnie O’Hare playing laid back funk, soul, jazz, hiphop, beats and grooves.

– The launch of Handyman IPA X Mellowtone 15 – a commemorative IPA brewed by Mellowtone friends at the Handyman.

Wednesday 6th November from 6pm Buyers Club, 24 Hardman Street
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Art, design and illustration have always been a cornerstone of Mellowtone, always printed, and consistently monochrome.  ‘Mellowtone 15’ is an exhibition of fifteen original screenprints celebrating this. Featuring artwork by fifteen different artists, in limited editions of fifteen, with each print on sale for fifteen pounds. Each image has been lovingly hand-printed by Johanna Wilson at Liverpool studio The Paper Moon, and 50% of proceeds will be donated to local charities.

The exhibition also includes the brand new specially commissioned illustration by Laura-Kate Draws (above), in addition to historic posters, flyers, illustrations, prints and ephemera from the Mellowtone archives.

The exhibition runs from 7th November until 4th December. Free Entry.

A series of free entry events, with Mellowtone Records artists, friends and family.
All shows are FREE ENTRY

Wednesday 20th November
Seafoam Green – live
+ Medicine Men DJs / Bido Lito DJs

from 7.30pm

Thursday 21st November
Anwar Ali & Dave Owen – live
+ DJ Fika

from 7.30pm

Friday 22nd November
Beaten Tracks DJs – Richie Vegas & Jonnie O’Hare
From 8.30pm

Saturday 23rd November
Edgar Jones – live & DJ set
From 8pm

Saturday 23rd November
Nick Ellis – live
From 5pm

They’ve also collaborated with the Handyman Brewery to produce a limited edition beer. Handyman IPA X Mellowtone 15 is an easy going, light, fruity session IPA, brewed with punchy US hops. Available throughout November at Handyman Brewery, Static Bar, Buyers Club (6th November only) and more.

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Sunday 20th October
+ Sue Rynhart
Leaf Tea Shop, Bold Street
In association with Liverpool Irish Festival 8pm / £12 adv

In September 2019, Kilkelly‘s debut album The Prick and the Petal will be released on Famous Gold Watch Records.
More information here.

Richard Dawson

Saturday 23rd November
+ support TBA
Studio 2 Parr Street
In association with Ceremony Concerts 8pm / £16 adv

Richard‘s new album 2020 is released on Weird World / Domino, on the 11th October.   Watch the new video for ‘Jogging’ here.