Songwriters Showcase Feat: Shotgun Marmalade & Bluebyrd
Shotgun Marmalade – A solo ‘punkcoustic’ act (Sid River) or 3-piece band (plus Ryan Peters – Bass, Rob Simmons – drums) from the Black Country featuring original punk-pop-ska songs written by Sid. Our second album, ‘The Cook-up & Knock’ has just been released, following on from 201’8’s Hopeless Row. The solo version is just Sid on Acoustic guitar but the songs remain the same and work in both forms.
Bluebyrd are an alternative folk duo based in the West Midlands and comprise of Chris Rowley, main songwriter, vocals and guitar and Gareth Pask on keyboards.
We have been together for 4 years and have released three albums and two EPs and have played extensively at gigs and festivals across the Midlands and the North West. We have had comprehensive coverage on local radios shows across the country as well as on the BBC, including an extended slot on BBC WM with Henry Liston.