I have been told that Toy Hearts, whom I have written about previously after having seen them twice at Grateful Fred's in Formby, will be making a final appearance in Liverpool before they move to Texas in May for six months. The band is fronted by two very talented sisters, Sophia and Hannah Johnson, and also includes their dad, Stewart, an impressive musician himself. Their style includes hot-club swing, country love songs and bluegrass. They have released four CDs to date and have toured extensively in the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, and the USA. Whispering Bob Harris likes them and has played them on his Radio 2 country show.
They are the guests of Liverpool Acoustic this Friday 25 January at the View Two Gallery on Mathew
Street in Liverpool's Cavern Quarter. They will be supported by local singer-songwriter Marc Sunderland. Tickets are £9 in advance on-line here or £10 on the
door. Doors open at
8.00 p.m. and the music runs from 8.30 to 11.00.
The band will also be appearing on the same day on Billy Butler's BBC Radio
Merseyside show at 2.30 p.m. They'll be talking about
their music, their move to Texas and their Liverpool show, and they'll play some songs
live on air. So, if you wish, you can try before you buy!
For beer drinkers, no draught beer, only bottled ales in this venue, although there are many decent pubs in the area.