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CANCELLED – Andy Skellam ‘Brighten Up The Place’ – Album Launch +// Beth Porter – Live at Prohibition Recording Studios

Date and Time:

February 20, 2024 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Events Location:

Prohibition Recording Studios, 24a Arrad Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP, United Kingdom

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About The Events

Andy Skellam ‘Brighten Up The Place’ Album launch.

Andy is a Bristol based, alt-folk musician with over twenty years experience writing and performing in the UK and beyond. His main instruments are guitar and vocals with influences from 60’s finger-style folk musicians such as Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen & Joni Mitchell to English Psychedelia.

Expect to hear Andy’s poetic and highly visual lyrics and warm unaffected voice, accompanied by some amazing musicians in their own right in this exciting collaboration. Andy will be performing with his band consisting of Beth Porter – cello. Bill Frampton – double bass/bass/back vox and Pete Warner on drums/backing vox.

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 Andy’s third full length album ‘Brighten Up The Place’ was recorded in Bristol, UK using largely analogue equipment and techniques.

Inspired by contradicting themes of realist uncertainty & escapist play, it covers topics from loss & eco-anxiety, to sleep deprived new parenthood and romantic escapism. It is a work of strange and layered beauty.

“Andy creates intimate worlds, inviting the listener in with the warmth of his baritone voice” – Folk Radio UK.

“Something new and rather good” – Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6.

“You don’t get more soothing than the sound of Andy Skellam’s voice… Such a unique guitarist and a pleasure to hear and see. This album is a marvellous balm” Kate Stables – This Is The Kit.

As a multi-instrumentalist, collaborator, composer and songwriter, Beth has a passion for creating, an ear for listening, and a pure, unaffected voice that delivers beautifully original, understated yet powerful songs. Imagine Joanna New some goes to Nashville and writes a song with Anne Briggs and David Byrne from Talking Heads.

She is a member of The Book shop Band , Spell Songs (with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis , Kris Drever) and Red Carousel string quartet. Beth’s cello can be heard on hundreds of recordings, including the Oscar Nominated, and British Animation Award winning film score Robin Robin (Aardman/Netflix) which she composed with Ben Please. 


Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.

This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance. Due to this we have a minimal talking/phone use policy during performances. Any unnecessary noise during performances will result in you being asked to leave the event. We thank you for helping us to create a listening environment and respecting the artists.

No under 18s allowed.

Doors open at 19:00 and the show starts shortly after.

A large proportion of the revenue raised from ticket sales is returned to the artists as payment for their talent and musicianship.

Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.

Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis and are non-refundable.

We politely ask all guests to arrive within 45 minuites of the door opening time to ensure performances are not disturbed. Once performances start, our doors will be closed.

Main Act : Andy Skellam

Support Act: Beth Porter

More Info

Ticket sales end at 12pm on the day of the event – No tickets will be available on the door unless specified by Prohibition Recording Studios. 

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS ON ENTRY. If you have any questions regarding the event or our policy’s, please view our terms and conditions and FAQ section.

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Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.

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