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Sugarspun are an Alternative Indie rock n roll band from the beautiful lake districts border city of Carlisle. The band is made up of Jamie McGraw (Lead vocals), Steven Dixon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Michael Smith (rhythm guitar), Luke Bell (Bass guitar) and Andy Graham (Drums).
In the autumn of 2016 Sugarspun evolved from a mellow acoustic duo into a vibrant 5 piece alternative indie rock band. The duo consisting of Jamie McGraw and Steven Dixon decided it was time to take things to the next level and sought out to form a full band.
Andy Graham the drummer from McGraw’s and Dixon's former band 'Castanettes' was the first to be added to the line-up. Within the same week of Andy’s arrival both Luke Bell and Michael Smith who Steven had met through a local 'Cumbrian musicians page' on Facebook were introduced to the band.
It didn't take the boys long to get the wheels in motion. In just under 6 months of being together Sugarspun had recorded 4 demos titled 'Is this it?', sold a record amount of tickets for their first ever hometown show at Carlisle's live music venue 'The Brickyard' (ensuring the venue’s busiest Launchpad event in history), received repeated airplay and high praise from BBC radio and set off on an 8 date headline tour of the North that very same year.
Starting in Glasgow the band went on to play in Newcastle, Barnsley, Liverpool, Manchester, Solfest, Edinburgh and finally concluded the tour back in their hometown supporting the UK' s number 1 Oasis tribute band 'Definitely Oasis' at Carlisle's sold out venue 'The Brickyard'.
Watching this band play live you can clearly detect that 'great British rock and roll' influence both in the way they look and sound. This 5 piece channel a similar energy, charisma, passion and presence to many Great British bands such as:
The Stone Roses (in case you haven’t already guessed)
" There’s no doubt at all, it would be an absolute pleasure to catch Sugarspun live. They come across as an act that would be superb in both a small, intimate setting, as well as an immense, festival sort of setting – where these anthems of our time can bring us all together for an incredible series of moments. The spectrum of potential is vast and exciting." - Stereo Stickman on Wandering Blind