It probably wasn’t the biggest music venue that the artists performing at the Harris Library for the Amp It Up event will ever have played but for those who attended it was an intimate live music experience.Advertisement
The night started with Lee Southall, guitarist with The Coral, who played a solo acoustic set. Lee showcased his fine guitar playing and new songs which he assured us will be featuring on a new album, coming soon.
Next up, a band many of the audience had clearly come to hear, The Carnabys. The band played songs from their first album and also aired their new single which is available for download now. They seemed slightly bemused to be playing in a library but were determined to enjoy themselves at what must be one of the smallest gigs they’ve played in a while.
Headline act for the night was talented singer, songwriter Joe Dolman. Joe took time out to chat with fans before and after the gig – this was the first show of his UK tour. Joe has been working hard on the gig circuit for a number of years despite still only being 19 years old. That hard work was evident at the Harris on Friday night when he had the audience singing and clapping along to his self penned songs. Joe knows how to entertain an audience and his set was a great way to round off an interesting ‘Hijack the Library’ night at the Harris.
The event was arranged by Blaze which is a project that works across Lancashire to develop the next generation of cultural leaders and artists.