MP3 of the Day #896: Robin Dewhurst and Little Sparrow

By on Monday, 8th August 2016 at 10:00 am
 

Header photo from the Kendal Calling Twitter

I personally don’t need any further convincing. However, I realise you, the reader, might need another reminder that the greater Manchester area is just teeming with incredible talent. Stockport band Blossoms just released their eponymous debut album on Virgin EMI last Friday. (Read my review of Blossoms here.) Blossoms’ lead guitarist Josh Dewhurst proves the old adage ‘the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree’. Josh’s father Robin is a professor of music at the University of Salford and an accomplished musician in his own right.

Just this past weekend, he’s made a track he’s collaborated on free for download for a limited time. If you never thought there could be a successful reimagining of Madness’ 1980 hit ‘Baggy Trousers’, it’s time for a rethink. Robin and Little Sparrow (aka singer/songwriter Katie Ware) were invited by the Tim Peaks FM team to perform live at the Tim Burgess‘ themed coffee shop at Kendal Calling 2016. This was where they unleashed their spellbinding new cover version, named by the Tim Peaks FM team “one of the best cover versions we have heard in years!” To read more about the collaboration, check out this article by the Manchester Evening News.

To grab the intriguing wistful cover of ‘Baggy Trousers’ with the elder Dewhurst on piano, Little Sparrow on vocals and Sarah Dale on cello, visit the Kendal Calling site here. We’re looking forward to more from Little Sparrow, and we can’t help but hope that Robin continues sharing his talents to the world outside of his classroom.

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11:13 am
21st August 2016

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