Signature Live Events

Simply Dylan: The Shankly Honours Two Great American Song Writers

This month join us for another Signature Live Event in The Garden of Eden, where we’ll be honouring two of America’s greatest songwriters; Bob Dylan and Jimmy Webb. Two iconic musicians who changed the face of music as we know it today.

Stripping back all the pomp and production of mainstream music, Dylan and Webb focused solely on the stories that their songs told and how their music made the listener feel.

Book tickets to our Signature Live Event, Simply Dylan, to see two gifted tribute acts bring to life the music and lyrics that made Dylan and Webb icons of our time.

The Artists

On Thursday 29th August, Signature Live Events will be hosting an event inviting dreamers, rock n rollers and those who simply love great music to witness three fabulous acts taking to the stage, doing what they do best.

Simply Dylan

John O’Connell is a name that is known on Liverpool’s live music scene along with his carefully selected band, Simply Dylan. The group are hailed as the greatest Dylan tribute act and a must-see show for everyone who identifies as a Bob Dylan fan.

“…they (Simply Dylan) marry the extraordinary range and beauty of Dylan’s lyrics with a joyous, exuberant, celebratory sound.” Alan Bleasdale, Playwright

Simply Dylan simply resurrects the wonderful words and stripped back beauty of Bob Dylan’s work, and perform it live for audiences who haven’t been lucky enough to have seen the man himself on stage. What’s more, they do so with an air of effortlessness, something that Dylan himself applied to his own live appearances, focusing more on the words and music and less on aesthetics.

Tom Spence

An incredibly talented artist, leading an exceptional band of musicians, Tom Spence will be recreating the genius of Jimmy Webb, live on stage this Friday 29th August. Showcasing some of the songwriter’s greatest work, Tom Spence and his band, directed by Barney Taylor will put on a breath-taking live performance of classic American songs that are known all over the world

Webb wrote lyrics and music for the greats and counts Johnny Cash and Joe Cocker among his collaborators. Today he remains the only artist to have won Granny’s for his music, lyrics and orchestration and is hailed a genius among geniuses amidst his contemporaries.

“one of the most innovative and musically proficient songwriters of our generation” Billy Joel

Of his own work in music Webb says;

“I like words. I like the way they clash around together and bang up against each other, especially in songs.” Jimmy Webb

Be sure not to miss your chance to see such genius brought to life, at Simply Dylan with Signature Live Events.

The Coral DJ set

The local lads who first formed over the water in 1996, have been a massive influence over indie/rock music for decades now.

At this sensational Signature Live Event, The Coral will be putting on a DJ set that will keep the party going all night long.

Expect to hear plenty of your favourite Coral hits, played alongside other well-loved tunes that will perfectly wrap up an amazing live music event in Liverpool, on The Shankly’s stunning rooftop events venue.

Make a City Break of It

After booking tickets to see what promises to be a sell-out line-up of live performances, why not make a city break of it and book to stay the night in The Shankly Hotel.

Our superb city centre hotel not only provides the perfect stage upon which we set some of Liverpool’s most popular live music events but, below The Garden of Eden, lies a huge collection of luxurious suites and hotel rooms.

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Book your after gig stays for groups, couples, families and friends, in any of the unique and stylish Signature Suites or stay in style in a Shankly inspired hotel room, the choices are endless.

Call 0151 236 0166 or email to add accommodation to your Signature Live Event night.