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Issue:- 30 May 2013

Stars added to Waterfront line-up

THE UK's best selling classical artist and a BRIT Award winner are the latest names to be part of the free Pier Head
concert in June.

Back by popular demand, Russell Watson will be the finale act of Music on the Waterfront on Saturday 8 June from 6pm to 10.30pm. He performed last year to rave reviews, and will return again this year as the final act.

Russell said:- "I am absolutely delighted to be performing for Music on the Waterfront! It was such a fantastic evening last time, I can guarantee we will have another wonderful night! Look forward to seeing you all there!"

Singer songwriter KT Tunstall who scooped the BRIT for the Best British Female award in 2006 and also won an Ivor Novello
Award, will take to the stage on the Saturday ahead of the release of her fourth, hugely anticipated albums 'Invisible Empire' and 'Crescent Moon'.

They will join other acts including Katie Melua, The Christians, Nell Bryden, Lighthouse Family frontman Tunde Baiyewu, Jack Savoretti and Thea Gilmore.

Liverpool City Council's Cabinet Member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "The line-up this year is stronger than ever, with household names set to wow thousands of people for free in the beautiful surroundings of our world heritage waterfront.n We know a highlight for many people last year was Russell Watson's emotional and dramatic finale, so we're delighted he is retuning once again for what I'm sure will be a stunning performance. Liverpool excels when it comes to free, outdoor events and I'm sure Music on the Waterfront 2013 will be a huge success."

The Saturday evening event is hosted by Smooth Radio.

The music action kicks off on Friday, 7 June 2013, from 6.30pm to 10pm as homegrown talent takes to the stage. Acts include Mercury Music Prize winner Terri Walker, big band artist Neville Skelly, Jon Casey Blues Band - Merseycats, pianist Victoria Sharpe and jazz group Tipitina.

For the latest information on the City's Cultural Events, visit:-, like Culture Liverpool on Facebook or follow Culturelpool on Twitter.

English Rising Star To Make Nashville Debut at CMA Music Festival

HOT off of the announcement she has been nominated for Horizon Award at the 2013 British Country Music Awards, Southport's Abi Bridgeman will make her American debut during the upcoming CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

"It's so exciting. I'm happy and surprised about the nomination, and combined with being able to perform in Nashville during the Music Festival, well, it's all a bit overwhelming."
beamed Abi.

The talented blonde, a native of Southport and former Miss Southport, will arrive in Nashville with a particular focus:- "I want to share my music with the world and the world comes to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival."

Abi's appearances in Nashville will also be the first opportunity for audiences to hear her new song:- "Without You", written and produced by Irish singer/songwriter Pete Kennedy. The song is currently available for digital download, worldwide, on iTunes and most digital music outlets. Abi Bridgeman was recently signed to KEMC Records on an artist development deal.

Abi Bridgeman, it seems that it's a name that country music audiences on both sides of the Atlantic had better get used to hearing.

Please show your support byu buying her album via iTunes and help this talented Merseyside singer to get a number one!

If you are in the states and visiting or live in Nashvill, please pop over to see Abi live, on stage during CMA Music Festival. she will be performing on:-

Abi on the 29 May 2013 has also been live on Siren ( 107.3FM in Lincoln, from Nashvill USA.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, Whiskey Bent Saloon, noon til 5pm, as part of the CMR Nashville International Country, Acoustic Show.

Friday, 7 June 2013, Bridgestone Arena Acoustic Stage.

To follow Abi on Twitter go to:- @AbiBridgeman.

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