Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Insititute for the Performing Arts plays host to an exciting new music show this spring.

The 2ube is a weekly live music show that takes place on Friday evenings in Lipa Cafe where some of the most exciting bands from Liverpool’s diverse music scene have been appearing.

Every few weeks these live shows are streamed to an online audience around the world – the next live stream happens on March 20th when you’re invited to embed the YouTube feed on your website.

These weekly shows culminate in 2ube Xtra, a live streamed eight day festival featuring interviews with some of the UK’s most famous and iconic artists together with over thirty of Liverpool’s most exciting emerging bands. Again the show is available for you to embed on your website.

Artists appearing include Satin Beige and Radiolane – more about them below.

Satin Beige

Satin Beige
Satin Beige

Taking inspiration from its iconic eighties namesake, the Channel Four Television programme, The Tube, Liverpool based music showcase; The 2Ube offers an unrivalled opportunity to see discover the most exciting emerging artists active on the north west’s vibrant music scene right now.

Each week we’ll introduce you to some of the acts you can look forward to seeing at the weekly Lipa cafe events as well as The 2Ube Extra Festival which happens in April

Cellist-singer songwriter Satin Beige will be injecting a hit of soulful magic into Spring 2015 with her first single, Addicted.

Last year Satin started making name for herself, singing backing vocals for Nikki Belle (Trippin’ On You) and playing cello and singing with Stephen Langstaff on his UK tour. She now focuses on stepping into the spotlight with her unique blend of sultry cello-led R’n’B/soul.

The Essex born, Liverpool based musician is currently on a solo tour of the UK, accompanying herself on cello. She recently supported Tommy Scott of Space in Liverpool and will also be supporting him at his upcoming London date, before emabrking on a tour with her band later this year.

Satin Beige has recently been in the studio with producers including Lloyd Massett (who has worked with the likes of OMD and Wyclef Jean) and Alex Campbell (P-Theory) and is currently working on refining her signature cello-infused sound.



  • 21st March – The Asylum, Chelmsford
  • 24th March – Hoxton Bar and Grill, London, supporting Tommy Scott
  • 27th March – The 2ube, LIPA and Gorilla, Manchester
  • 1st April – The Bedford, London (tbc)
  • 18th April – 2ube Xtra, LIPA
  • 30th May – Norwich Arts Centre Cafe Bar



After recording their EP at Liverpool’s Grammy Award winning Parr Street Studios and fresh from a tour in Norway, Radiolane return to Liverpool for their appearance at 2ube Xtra with their lively and exhilarating take on guitar driven indie rock/pop.

Produced by Tony Draper, the EP’s warm feel delivers four songs that deal with the trials and tribulations of life’s more mundane moments.

Having gained radio play in both the UK and Norway, ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’ is for anyone who has an unashamed yearning to rediscover that retro indie rock sound.


“There is still a shortage of live music on our terrestrial screens so something like The 2Ube live from LIPA is a fabulous idea, not only does it give the students real industry skills in producing live Television but also offers a platform for emerging music to get seen by a wider audience.”
Dave Monks, BBC Radio Merseyside

Based in LIPA Cafe, Liverpool Insititute for the Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool, 2ube’s weekly showcase takes place each Friday from 5-7pm. The event features a diverse range of bands from across the north west of England.

Keith Mullin of Liverpool band The Farm is a music lecturer at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and the driving force behing 2ube. He describes the event as “a bastion of cultural diversity, a great breeding ground for new acts. In many ways it adopts a John Peel approach to music, not specialist or genre specific, in that you never know what you’re going to get.”

On March 20th, the weekly showcase will be live streamed on a designated YouTube channel, attracting viewers from all over the world as we gear up for the main event, the annual 2ube Xtra Festival which is set to attract viewers from all over the world.

This year 2ube Xtra begins on April 15th and runs until April 23rd, featuring four bands each night, together with exclusive interviews and performances with some of the most respected figures in the music industry.

Media outlets are welcome to attend 2ube Xtra in order to review and interview any of the artists appearing. You are also welcome to embed the show’s live stream on your website on March 20th and for the duration of the festival.

The 2Ube Online:

View/Embed February’s 2Ube Livestream show here:

Timed Running Order:

  • 2.40 Ian Janco
  • 16.50 Sundogs
  • 27.30 Emilio Pinchi
  • 38.20 Silje- Be You (music Video)
  • 58.50 Katya Edwards
  • 1.11.00 Inge Bremnes
  • 1.32.00 Robbie Cavanagh
  • 1.48.00 Native Kings