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Picnic Area

Manchester-based Picnic Area came together through a shared liking for the darker, quirkier end of country music. In their short history they have already played support to acclaimed American country singer Jan Smith, Norah Jones' guitarist Adam Levy, Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley, and top alt country acts such as Bonebox, The Beatnik Filmstars, and Quiet Loner. Andy Callen is also a member of Shatner's Bassoon and The Spinning Fields, whilst Wayne McDonald 'came from the wrong side of town'. ABOUT PICNIC CLUB - Picnic Club is a showcase for acoustic/ Americana/ alt country acts we put on once a month at the wonderful Fuel Bar in Wilmslow Road in bohemian Withington in Manchester. We put on local acts but also performers from different parts of the UK (and the USA as well!) who play a compatible style of music. Come play with us at our Picnic... Via Picnic Area's debut CD "The essential Picnic Area" is now out on M60 Recordings, 21 great tracks for only £5.