In collaboration with Get It Loud In Libraries, Thomas Headon is bringing his unique sounds and thought-provoking lyrics to Birkenhead Central Library for a special matinee performance on 8 August, 2021.
Get It Loud’s matinee format brings emerging class acts to local libraries on Sunday afternoons for gigs that are accessible and delightful to all ages.
Get it Loud in Libraries brings a vibrant programme of live music to local libraries, funded by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation to engage and inspire new audiences. With songs that could very easily be the soundtrack to a coming-of-age movie, Headon’s influences are as eclectic as they are wide-ranging: spanning Orange Rex County, to Coldplay, via Harry Styles and back again.
With his penchant for insightful, witty lyrics and joyful melodies that reminise teenagehood, it’s no surprise that Headon has chosen to play such an unexpected venue as Birkenhead Library. Live music in local libraries gives audiences of all ages the rare chance to get up close and personal with their favourite acts.
Get It Loud in Libraries has previously hosted a number of acclaimed musical acts including Adele, Professor Green and Florence + The Machine. Audiences give resoundingly positive feedback to this literary-meets-musical event environment, praising the ‘tremendous surroundings’ and the high calibre of acts.
Since 2005, Get it Loud in Libraries has been programming high quality, live music events in libraries in towns and cities throughout the UK. They consistently demonstrate a unique talent for identifying new and emerging artists on the cusp of breaking through to the mainstream.
The programme is delivered in geographic areas that are generally outside the major metropolitan centres, with low live music provision – especially for young people and families. Incorporated into their work is the GILIL Academy which supports young people’s participation and talent development in creative and cultural activities. Through doing this, the programme seeks to challenge and change perceptions of libraries and to engage new audiences, particularly young people in using these unique and valuable community assets.