Magic Trees from across the pond

Canadian rock band Magic Trees
Canadian rock band Magic Trees

A GLOBE-TROTTING band all the way from the wide-open prairies of Canada will play for music fans in Leigh later this month.

Classic rock outfit Magic Trees, originally formed two years ago in Saskatchewan by four actors performing at a drama festival, will take to the stage at The Boar’s Head, in Market Place, on June 29.

The Canuck rockers, made up of multi-instrumentalists and couples Jason and Colleen Moon and Ian and Jaime Dickson, are making their way through the North West on a summer tour of the country’s pub venues, performing tracks from their second album Another Way To Exist.

For their live appearances in the region, the group have also been joined by Burnley bassist Craig Kennerley.

The UK trip is the second time Magic Trees have travelled to the UK to perform their brand of bluesy rock, blended with a sprinkling of organ riffs, a touch of acoustic guitar and tight vocal harmonies.

Their live shows mix numbers drawn from their two studio albums with covers by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who and Cream.

The group was founded after the members met while performing Shakespeare at an outdoor festival, and decided to form the band on the basis of a shared passion for music and travel.

The hard-working group have toured constantly since their inception, matching their UK trips with several long road jaunts across the Canadian provinces.

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