Oakland-born guitarist Steven Gene Wold – aka Seasick Steve – will be performing at this year’s Liverpool Music Week.
The American is renowned for his story telling ability through his music, which refers to his early life growing up in the tough neighbourhoods of California.
He will join other acts already signed up to perform in the city during the month of live music in November. They include bands Kasabian, The Specials, Reverend And The Makers, The Enemy and The Gallows, all shows where a ticket is needed.
James Barton, Liverpool Music Week director, said: “Seasick Steve proves the calibre of artiste that Liverpool Music Week can attract, with this year’s festival shaping up to be the most diverse yet.”
Seasick Steve will be appearing at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 7 November. Mike Deane, also a Liverpool Music Week director, added: “Seasick Steve is an artist that all of us here at Liverpool Music Week wanted on the bill. Seeing this man perform in the incredible setting of the Olympia theatre will be something any music fan won’t want to miss.”
Liverpool Music Week will also have a number of free gigs running throughout the city. Deane continued: “The Bays and Twisted Wheel are just the tip of the iceberg for the city centre free shows, we’ve some hugely innovative and exciting announcements to come, and we’re thrilled to announce these two very exciting and very different acts as our first free festival announcement.”
Manchester band Twisted Wheel, who have performed with the likes of Oasis, Paul Weller and Ian Brown, will perform at The Masque Theatre on 6 November.
Liverpool Music Week, organised by the people who set up Cream nightclub and Creamfields, is an annual indoor winter music festival, hosting over 80 events across 20 venues in Liverpool city centre and featuring over 300 live acts.
The festival, now in its seventh year, has progessed from being a week of free shows to a month-long festival with more venues added. Tickets for Seasick Steve go on sale Wednesday 9 September.