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Inspired by dream pop, traditional brass, woodwind and strings skilfully fused with electronica, he brings his passion to create a daring and dynamic new set. Callum’s songs derive from personal experience and whilst sometimes abstract, his lyrics complement the fresh approach to his new sound. Collaborating with a multitude of local, national and international musicians, Callum is currently recording his debut album and will showcase four of these new songs at Sound: In Bloom. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Singer-songwriter Callum Pickard has a very unique sound. Inspired by dream pop, traditional brass, woodwind and strings skilfully fused with electronica, he brings his passion to create a daring and dynamic new set. Callum’s songs derive from personal experience and whilst sometimes abstract, his lyrics complement the fresh approach to his new sound. Collaborating with a multitude of local, national and international musicians, Callum is currently recording his debut album and will showcase four of these new songs at Sound: In Bloom.

CALLUM PICKARD

The band will be showcasing new music inspired by one of Coventry’s most famous poets, Philip Larkin. The group will take Larkin’s words and render them in to song with fresh, folk, jazz and classical instrumentation. The set will also include a retelling of Larkin’s life by a talented company of actors. 

ABOUT THE BAND
The Mechanicals Band began to form in 2016 around a set of songs written by vocalist Wes Finch that were made in response to a competition set by The RSC in Stratford on Avon. Finch was asked by the BBC to perform these Shakesperean songs at The Other Place theatre as part of the #Shakespeare400 celebrations and recruited long term musical collaborators Ben Haines (percussion) and Jools Street (violin) to perform them for Radio 3’s In Tune programme airing live from the theatre. Encouraged by the response the trio added viola player Katrin Gilbert and double bassist John Parker to their ranks.

THE MECHANICAL BAND

This is the question They Come For You In The Night dares to ask. With music, created on a bed of thick synthesised lines and glued together with booming reverb laden drums, combined with haunting, intoxicating melodies and mesmerising projected visuals, we’re invited to musically immerse ourselves in a parallel world. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST
They Come For You In The Night are a Coventry based duo created by singer/song-writer Alice Weston and multi-instrumentalist/sound engineer Daniel Faulkner. Both have an equal input into the creation of the songs and artwork, which has formed a unique synth-wave/mystical pop style.

THEY COME FOR YOU IN THE NIGHT