Mr Magpie is many things: a talking bird, a time-travelling mystic, and the commander-in-chief of a new Sheffield band, whose other members include local musicians Matt Alexander (Matt Alexander and The Belljar Band) and Luke Foster (Curlicues).
Under strict orders, the terrorised hired hands are preparing a set of avian-penned home recordings, influenced by landscape and nature, as well as by bands like the Soft Boys, XTC and The Kinks. Their performance at the Dorothy Pax is the first stop on their DIY bicycle tour of Northern England in support of Crohn’s & Colitis UK.
Hungarian Lanterns is a Sheffield- and Berlin-based music group. ‘They possess a seemingly endless array of potent acoustic songs with instantly quotable wordplay’ – bbc.co.uk.
Country-tinged indie from esteemed Sheffield songwriter. Member of Acoustic Angels and former frontman of The Lazy Dollies, he has recently completed an album of his songs performed by Lindsay Dracass.
‘Enigmatic and hugely creative… showcasing melodic country songs with an indie tinge’ – Sheffield Star