Posted on 19th November 2019

Fifteen years ago today we had our first ever Mellowtone show


Fifteen Years ago today, we climbed the stairs at The View Two Gallery for our first ever Mellowtone show. And what a journey it's been - and here we are with a new programme celebrating our journey of gigs, parties and quietly creating a stir...

Along the way we’ve worked with over 500 live acts at over 50 venues, with 30 DJs, and almost 50 illustrators, artists and designers, plus countless other co-conspirators.

When we reached a decade, we released the 'Mellowtone - Ten Years' compilation. For this milestone we’ll be shining a light on some of the illustrators and visual artists who have contributed to our flyer and poster designs. And of course there are also be a number of live events for your delectation and delight, including a programme of free entry gigs in collaboration with the Handyman, the Static Bar & Mellowtone Pub Quiz, and two more ticketed live shows coming up.

Thank you for your ongoing support. We couldn’t do it without you.

Join us ... x

The Good Ship Mellowtone, by Laura Kate Draws.


The birthday celebrations begin proper on Wednesday 6th November; it’s a gathering and the launch of the 'Mellowtone 15' exhibition, featuring;
- live jazz from The Jubilee Stompers
- our resident Beaten Tracks DJs Richie Vegas & Jonnie O’Hare playing laid back funk, soul, jazz, hiphop, beats and grooves.
- the launch of Handyman IPA X Mellowtone 15 - a commemorative IPA brewed by our friends at the Handyman.

Wednesday 6th November from 6pm Buyers Club, 24 Hardman Street
Please RSVP to

Art, design and illustration have always been a cornerstone of what we do at Mellowtone. Always printed, and consistently monochrome.  'Mellowtone 15' is an exhibition of fifteen original screenprints celebrating this. Featuring artwork by fifteen different artists, in limited editions of fifteen, with each print on sale for (yes...) fifteen pounds. Each image has been lovingly hand-printed by Johanna Wilson at Liverpool studio The Paper Moon, and 50% of proceeds will be donated to local charities.

The exhibition also includes the brand new specially commissioned illustration by Laura-Kate Draws (above), in addition to historic posters, flyers, illustrations, prints and ephemera from the Mellowtone archives.

The exhibition runs from 7th November until 4th December. Free Entry.



A series of free entry events, with Mellowtone Records artists, friends and family ...
All shows are FREE ENTRY

Wednesday 20th November
Seafoam Green - live
+ Medicine Men DJs / Bido Lito DJs

from 7.30pm

Thursday 21st November
Anwar Ali & Dave Owen - live
+ DJ Fika

from 7.30pm

Friday 22nd November
Beaten Tracks DJs - Richie Vegas & Jonnie O'Hare
From 8.30pm

Saturday 23rd November
Edgar Jones - live & DJ set
From 8pm
Saturday 23rd November
Nick Ellis - live
From 5pm

We’ve also collaborated with the Handyman Brewery to produce a limited edition beer. Handyman IPA X Mellowtone 15 is an easy going, light, fruity session IPA, brewed with punchy US hops. Available throughout November at Handyman Brewery, Static Bar, Buyers Club (6th November only) and more.




Sunday 20th October
+ Sue Rynhart
Leaf Tea Shop, Bold Street
In association with Liverpool Irish Festival 8pm / £12 adv

In September 2019, Kilkelly’s debut album The Prick and the Petal will be released on Famous Gold Watch Records.  
More information here

Richard Dawson

Saturday 23rd November
+ support TBA
Studio 2 Parr Street
In association with Ceremony Concerts 8pm / £16 adv

Richard's new album 2020 is released on Weird World / Domino, on the 11th October.   Watch the new video for 'Jogging' here.