Our free Sunday afternoon showcase some of the best rising musical talent from our local community is back once again! Future Showcase kicks off for the first time in 2024 with Simon Paul Crabb, Eleanor, Neven and Helen Downey all taking the Future Yard stage on Sunday 11th February.

Doors @ 5pm.

Free-to-enter. No ticket required.



NEVEN is a solo acoustic performer originally from Serbia, based in Liverpool. After years of being a drummer in various rock bands, and studying orchestral percussion at Faculty of Music Belgrade, NEVEN turned to his very first love – the guitar.

NEVEN likes to keep his music honest, lyrics relatable, and performances energetic.  It’s bluesy, grungy, non-fiction.



Rooted in and ever inspired by blues, soul and folk, Eleanor is a Liverpool-based singer/songwriter, originally from Luxembourg. Her sole aim is to sing you into your feelings of heartbreak, hope and everything in between. Rescuer Syndrome and Lost Cause, her newest singles, are a lens on Eleanor’s storytelling with stripped back production to echo the emotion of the lyrics. Local and Live media referred to Rescuer Syndrome as “beautifully delicate, painfully honest- and perfectly Eleanor”.



Helen has been writing lyrics, poems, feelings, and thoughts for as long as she can remember. In 2016 Helen decided she wanted to learn the guitar so she could perform her songs. And that’s exactly what she did.

Embarking on her musical journey Helen taught herself to play the guitar, and began to write more songs. Working in a few different jobs along the way helped her to realise that her true calling was music.

Helen’s music is best described as an eclectic mix of modern / pop folk and is a product of her musical influences she was exposed to at home growing up, including Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Petty.

Helen performs regularly at venues in and around Wirral, however has also performed at a number of festivals around the UK. 

Helen believes music is the essence of life and she is very happy and proud to be able to share her music with the world – and she hopes people enjoy listening to her music as much as she enjoys creating it.