Only Child - Only Child with String Quartet // + Support – Live at Prohibition Recording Studios

Only Child with String Quartet // + Support – Live at Prohibition Recording Studios

Date and Time:

October 11, 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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Following 2023’s sold-out show at Tate Liverpool, the twelfth annual Only Child with String Quartet gig comes to Prohibition for the first time!

The story so far… in 2012, Only Child’s debut EP was recorded at Liverpool’s Crosstown Studios with one rule: no electric instruments!

Singer/songwriter Alan O’Hare was joined by a string quartet at a gig to launch that release at Leaf on Bold Street in 2012 and once a year since has recreated the atmosphere with a gig in hometown Merseyside.

View 2 Gallery, The Zanzibar Club, St Bride’s Church, Thornton Hough Village Club, 81 Renshaw… all intimate spaces that Only Child has performed with the strings and O’Hare can’t wait to bring the concert to Prohibition in 2024.

The songwriter will be joined by special guests on violins, viola and cello for the performance, which will comprise of string-augmented versions of Only Child favourites and new songs (the band release fifth album ‘Holy Ghosts’ in summer 2024).

In 2019, ‘Wintersong – Live With String Quartet’ was released and you can listen to the recording here:

“Doesn’t so much tug on the heartstrings as yank them almost out… “ – Americana UK.

Only Child have released four albums & three EPs since forming in 2012.

New songs from the forthcoming fifth album are streaming now:

“Only Child take their cue from the likes of Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Mike Scott & The Waterboys and Christy Moore.” – Liverpool Acoustic

Image: John Johnson Photography


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: Only Child & String Quartet

Support Act: TBC

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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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