Grateful Fred’s: Americana & Roots Music

Grateful Fred’s have been pioneering Americana and Roots music in Formby, Southport and Liverpool since 2010 and during that time have presented some of the best US, Canadian and World artists.

On the first Wednesday of every month, join the Fredhead’s at The Atkinson for a wonderful night of live acoustic music.

The Club Night

7.30pm – Silver Fred’s
8.00pm – Thom Morecroft
8.40pm – Interval
9.00pm – Nigel Wearne

Nigel Wearne

Hot on the heels from playing the Cambridge Folk Festival and UK Americana Music Week in 2023, Australian singer-songwriter Nigel Wearne returns to the UK this winter.

Hailing from Gunditjmara country in the deep south of Australia, Wearne is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influences such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones. A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.

Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK and Canada and performed at a long list of music festivals, including AMERICANAFEST (USA), Port Fairy Folk Festival (AUS), MerleFest (USA), Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (USA) and the Adelaide Guitar Festival (AUS). His sophomore album, ‘Black Crow’ garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone and debuted at #1 on Australia’s AMRAP Charts.

His latest offering ‘The Reckoning’ has received early praise with a nomination for Best Blues Work at the 2023 Music Victoria Awards and a 4-STAR review in The Weekend Australian. Inhabiting the after-dark realms of blues, jazz, soul and Americana-noir, ‘The Reckoning’ is a full band explosion of songs, stories and musical mayhem. All the while, Wearne’s crooning, cutting, monolithic vocal keeps lyricism and poetry at the forefront.

Join Nigel on his third tour of the UK for what promises to be an enlivening and captivating solo performance.

“poignant and mysterious” – MAVERICK MAGAZINE UK
“intoxicating New Orleans-tinged Americana… a bit of Waits, some Early James and C.W Stoneking” – POST TO WIRE
“an eruption of energy, rhythm and melody” – RHYTHMS MAGAZINE

Thom Morecroft

Grateful Fred is absolutely delighted to be welcoming Thom back.

Played on 6music and described by ex-editor of NME, Q, Mojo and Word Paul Du Noyer as “cheering and addictive”, Thom Morecroft is a singer-songwriter from Shrewsbury, precariously hidden away somewhere along Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter.

Thom last played for us in December of 2019 and since then he has been touting the UK and recording new songs, many of which he will be performing for us.

Thom Morecroft | Singer/Songwriter

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