Friday 22nd February 2019 – we welcomed Chris Chambers and Autumn Dawn Leader AKA Secret Magpies for a concert at the Hinckley ACT.
They used to be “The Way Out” – now you can enjoy their original progressive folk in a new guise…
With special guest Melanie Pegge.
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About Secret Magpies
The Secret Magpies are Chris Chambers and Autumn Dawn Leader.
“We’re from Loughborough in Leicestershire, in the UK, and we write and perform Original Progressive Folk(ish) music. We both sing, and between us we play piano, electric and acoustic guitars, lyre, mandolin, dobro, and lap steel. We’re both full time musicians and experienced performers, and met by chance at the All At Seagrave festival in May 2016.
“After doing a totally unrehearsed set there, we realised we had something special together, and until April 2018 we performed as The Way Out.
“In April 2018 we reluctantly decided to change our name. There were just too many other outfits using The Way Out. It made life very difficult in digital media. We were hard to find. So we became The Secret Magpies.”
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening was £8 for members and £9 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
The Hinckley ACT
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.