8:00pm - 11:00Pm / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 7PM | HAPPY HOUR 7-8PM | GIG STARTS 8PM
We are really looking forward to local band The Horse Puppets hitting the M&P stage tonight to debut their new tracks. Come down and have a listen, you won’t be disappointed!
Thanks to a ‘borrow board’ behind the scenes of The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, a Horse Puppet that should have been returned by ‘Molly’ 2 weeks before gave the band a new name. A good job really as the previous suggestion of ‘The Suitcase 17’ was vetoed by Tommy’s missus who said it sounded like a front page headline for a murder in the 60’s.
The 5 piece band from Manchester, soon grew into a 6 piece, then a 7 piece as more instruments and sounds were added when recording their debut album. ‘Sorry For The Inconvenience’ was recorded at Paul and Helen’s home studio in Manchester.
The band have a hybrid indie sound like the more ambient side of The Black Keys or The Arctic Monkeys, mixed with country pedal steel guitar, violin, double bass, electronic synths and large vocal harmonies.
Helen Blytheway - Vocals, piano, accordion
Paul Blytheway - Vocal, guitar
Tommy Fuller - Upright and electric bass
Andrzej Baranek: Piano, Organ, Synth
Josh Savage: Drums
Poppy Smallwood: Vocals and Cello
Chris Hillman: Pedal Steel and Dobro guitar