Sunbirds, the new band of The Beautiful South’s Dave Hemingway, continue their rise with the release of a brand new single ‘Make Up Your Mind’ released on Friday 1st September, a feel-good earworm featuring Laura on vocals produced by Nigel Stonier (Fairport Convention, Paul Young, Lindisfarne).

November 2020 saw Sunbirds release ‘Cool To Be Kind’ on the independent label Nectar Records. Kevin Cooper of UK Music Reviews described it as a ‘ a must-have album from an amazing new band’ while John Aizlewood of MOJO called it ‘an album with warmth to spare’.

With the arrival of multi-instrumentalist Chris Offen in 2022, Sunbirds influences have now expanded and range from Americana, 70’s Pop and Folk to Indie Grunge Rock. A tongue-in-cheek description of the music by the band would be “The Osmonds fight Radiohead while Stevie Nicks holds the coats”.

2023 will see the band continue to grow with the release of their next album ‘A Life Worth Living’ this October and many live dates around the UK.

Being accomplished musicians, this 6-piece love to perform and always pull out all the stops whether it be performing favourites from Cool To Be Kind, showcasing new material from A Life Worth Living, or dropping one or two songs from Dave’s undeniable legacy.

SUNBIRDS are a band very much on the way up as their shows testify. Catch them in small intimate venues while you can, don’t miss out, this band truly soars.

Sunbirds – Autumn / Winter 2023 UK Dates include:

Friday 6 October BARROW – Underground Music Society
Saturday 7 October ST HELEN’S – The Citadel
Sunday 8 October CHESTER – Alexander’s Live
Monday 9 October NANTWICH – Words & Music Festival
Friday 13 October SHEFFIELD – Network 3
Friday 20 October WORTHING – The Factory Live
Saturday 21 October PORTSMOUTH – Wedgewood Rooms
Sunday 22 October CHIPPENHAM – Neeld Arts Centre
Monday 23 October GUILDFORD – The Boileroom
Tuesday 24 October CAMBRIDGE – Six Six Venue
Thursday 26 October LONDON – Rough Trade East
Friday 27 October LEICESTER – The Soundhouse
Saturday 28 October LINCOLN – Southside

Thursday 9 November PRESTON – Continental
Friday 10 November WIRRAL, HESWELL – Big Room Live
Saturday 11 November BEDFORD – Esquires

Saturday 18 November SHIIINE ON FESTIVAL 2023 – Minehead, Butlins
Sunday 19 November BRISTOL – Folk House (Acoustic Show)
Wednesday 22 November GLASGOW – Hug and Pint
Thursday 23 November KINROSS – Backstage at The Green Hotel

Thursday 7 December HULL – New Adelphi Club
Saturday 9 December EXETER – Cavern
Sunday 10 December PENZANCE – Acorn
Monday 11 December WOLVERHAMPTON – Robin 2

Tickets for all the above shows are available from –

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