Some nice staff comments from Piccadilly Records.

Piccadilly Records have been kind enough to write some nice comments about our new EP ‘Five Past Lives’ this week. Our EP is on-sale in their wonderful record shop in Manchester’s NQ.

Barry says: “Johnny Powell and co. smash out another pastoral suite of off-kilter folk melodies, psychedelic twisting instrumentals and organic electro-acoustic breakdowns, all topped by warped and emotive vocal flourishes. Brilliantly eccentric, but eminently listenable outsider indie for the soul.”

Piccadilly Records EP page:

Buy or listen to the EP here:





Next gig: Beatification Xmas Special – Fuel Bar, Manchester – Dec 21st.

‘Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts’ are delighted to be playing our next gig at the Beatification  Special event at Fuel Bar, Wilmslow, Manchester. We are particularly fond of playing to an attentive audience so it should be a lovely evening all round. Also performing, amongst others, will be poets John G. Hall, Fiona Brehony and Jackie Hagan.

Here is the facebook page for the event:



Salford Trinity Church gig in Manchester next week! – January 17th 2013.


‘Johnny Powell and the Big Sad Face of Infinity’ will be playing one last gig before the album is released and this will be at the beautiful Salford Trinity Church in Manchester not far from Victoria train station. They will be supporting Kirsty McGee and The Listeners will also be playing. The night is put on by the fantastic Little Red Rabbit Records based in Manchester.

You can buy tickets here for £5 – I don’t think there are many….

Read more about it here:

Here is a picture of the fantastic church… it looks amazing in this photo by Peter Rea.

Hopefully see you all there….