Salute The Summer!

I have inadvertently made this summer all about Salute The Magpie, well locally at any rate. The Wiltshire wide 5 piece, including Rhys Jones over in Malmesbury, Jack Roberts of Melksham, Tom England over in Frome along with Ellis Capon and Danny Charity in Lavington have secured a number of great shows in and around the area and manage not to over do it in the process.

Recent recordings on their soundcloud, including the awesomely titled “Cairo Car Chase” are hinting at huge leaps forward in their sound, which is not to say there was anything wrong with their sound – just that this is really good music!

That, on top of their recent BBC Wiltshire Introducing session with Marilliam back in March along with an impending Fantasy Radio session too, their certain popularity at the end of summer is nothing sort of fantastic.

You can catch 3 really high profile shows in May, June and July starting with their support slot of Bath’s Bite The Buffalo on Friday May 11th at The Bell By The Green, with some early bird tickets available at

Little under a month later, the band step on to the green on Sunday June 3rd, as part of Devizes Town Council’s Jubilee weekend extravaganza, where they will play a half hour set on a trailer with an audience expected to be over 400 people and finally being the cream of the current local crop, when they headline the local bands stage at Rowdy Rocks Festival on Saturday July 21st at Rowdeford School.



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