Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

The crowd at the launch gig

To all who came last night to the Casa, and to everyone who listened in live online, a mega thankyou.

Particular thanks go to Barry Briercliffe and Chad Draper who have been locked away rehearsing with me for the past few weeks, and for The Woolly (Shaz) who has been locked in with us bossing us about and making sure we were on track.

Also thanks to The Woolly for setting up the room for me while I was out grabbing some food (as well as some nifty backing vocals on John Lennon Said!)

Big thanks too to Howard Northover who dashed home from holiday just to do the gig. He’s a good friend and it was fab to gig with him again.

Major major thanks go to Nigel Paice of who had both the dexterity of an octopus and the multitasking skills of an operating system not made by Microsoft. (Yes I know that’s a very nerdy reference).

Nigel not only ran the front of house sound for us, but he ran the on stage sound, while simultaneously beaming out a live broadcast to the internet, and recording the whole show. Wow!

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Thanks too to Deb who monitored the live stream back at home all night long. You defo deserve a mention!

Massive thanks too go to Vinny T Spen and Stuart Todd who performed fantastic sets and each received an enthusiastic encore.

A big thanks to Jo on the merch table who happily took your money from you in exchange for the new album. I hope you all enjoy it.

A big thankyou to our compere Graham Holland who helped organise the event via Liverpool Acoustic Live.

The Liverpool Acoustic Live event normally takes place at View Two Gallery every month and I urge music lovers to give it your support.

Graham is one of the key champions of acoustic music in Liverpool with his podcast, his live events, and his invaluable web directory of what’s on acoustically in Merseyside,

Liverpool Acoustic Live’s next event at the View Two is September 25th. Be there for more fun!

Thanks to everyone at The Casa for letting us have the venue, and to the Casa staff for looking after us. Keep supporting The Casa. It was set up by the sacked Liverpool dockers and every penny you spend over that bar supports some fantastic work in the community.

And most of all, thanks to you for coming along, stamping your feet, clapping your hands, standing on the tables, cheering your little heads off, singing along, and buying the album. If it wasn’t for you, it would have been just a big posh rehearsal.

So thanks to you especially.

And a big thanks to Mum n Dad, who always support me more than it’s reasonable to expect. Mwah to yer both!

Watch this space too – I’ll be posting Woolly’s pictures of the event and YOU are on them!!! (Check out Woolly’s amazing photography at

In the meantime, let’s know what you thought of the night by leaving a comment below.

Last song at the album launch

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  1. Mark Woods - August 29, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    Well done mate and to everyone involved.

    Loved the new stuff, loved the old stuff and loved the covers. It was a really, really good blend.

    I had a great night and I’ve got a headache to prove it this morning.

    Thanks from Beth too. She is listening to it as I am writing this.

  2. Lesley O’Hagan - August 29, 2009 @ 11:51 am

    Couldnt make it to the gig last night , but did manage to link up via your web site – Sounded awsome. First saw you at the Shrewsbury rally and been a fan ever since. Well done.


  3. Louise Baldock - August 29, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

    Another great Alun Parry gig, never mind you thanking us, we should be thanking you. I will write it up sometime over the weekend on my blog – I do have a few notes I took straight afterwards. It was a lovely evening, spent with lovely people, listening to lovely music, what more could we ask for?

  4. Paul - August 30, 2009 @ 12:17 am

    Thanks Alun and everyone for a great night, well worth the visit from Yorkshire :) see you at The Picket :)

  5. Colin - August 30, 2009 @ 9:40 am

    Great gig Alun,
    as Paul has said its us that should be thanking you, keep up the great work, hope to see you again very soon.

  6. Matt Swift - August 30, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    Excellent night alun, nice one. Lots of booze did flow! Was a proper folk night wasn’t it!? See ya soon… ps. I lost my signed poster – gutted :P

  7. Matt Swift - August 30, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    PS… who is that drunken fool on the table – oh the drunken fool is me :P

  8. Alun - September 7, 2009 @ 7:46 am

    Hi everyone

    Thanks lots for your very kind comments.

    Am glad you all had such a good night.

    Al 8-)

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