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The Beautiful South co-founder’s new band Sunbirds to play Preston

Posted on - 5th November, 2023 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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Sunbirds’ tongue-in-cheek description of their music is: “The Osmonds fight Radiohead while Stevie Nicks holds the coats”

The Beautiful South’s Dave Hemingway is coming to Preston with his new band.

After leaving The Beautiful South in 2017, Hemingway founded Sunbirds with former bandmate Phil Barton.

November 2020 saw Sunbirds release Cool To Be Kind on the independent label Nectar Records. Kevin Cooper of UK Music Reviews described it as a “must-have album from an amazing new band” while John Aizlewood of MOJO called it “an album with warmth to spare”.

With the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Chris Offen in 2022, Sunbirds influences expanded to range from Americana, 70s pop and folk to indie grunge rock.

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Sunbirds’ latest single Make Up Your Mind – which is described as a “feel-good earworm” – was produced by Nigel Stonier (Fairport Convention, Paul Young, Lindisfarne).

They are currently touring after releasing new album A Life Worth Living in October.

You can catch Sunbirds at The Conti’s event space The Boatyard on Thursday 9 November.

For more information, visit the Continental website.

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