Baggy Trousers - Little Sparrow
Always a firm favourite here at LCM is our next LCM featured artist Manchester based Little Sparrow. With a brand new EP 'Just 3' released today our LCM #SongOfTheDay is a great re-imagined cover of the Madness classic 'Baggy Trousers'. Katie is joined on the song by Robin Dewhurst on piano and Sarah Dale on cello and backing vocals. The new EP also includes the excellent 'Dry Your Eyes' and 'Tender'
Having released her debut album ‘Wishing Tree’ to critical acclaim and spending the next couple of years building on this through many successful live performances, Little Sparrow then decided to take some time out to write and record towards her highly anticipated follow up album, which she plans to release in 2019.
Her inspiration for creating the ‘Just 3’ EP was taken from the opportunity she was given in 2016 to perform on the Tim Peaks Diner stage at Kendal Calling as part of an event hosted by BBC Radio 6 & Radio 2 presenter Chris Hawkins.
Also appearing at the festival was much respected composer and musician Robin Dewhurst and suggestion was made by the organisers that Little Sparrow & Robin (along with cellist Sarah Dale) should create & record their own interpretation of 1980’s Madness single ‘Baggy Trousers’ and in addition perform it at the festival.
When performed live the team at Kendal Calling & Tim Peaks FM had this to say: “Little Sparrow & Robin performed the song live to a spellbound crowd on Chris Hawkins Tim Peaks
FM Show, creating a real ‘Kendal Calling’ moment. (It is) one of the best cover versions we have heard in years!"
Having enjoyed the experience they decided to seize this special opportunity to collaborate again and so, with the addition of two Little Sparrow originals, they have created a new EP entitled ‘Just 3’.
Recently, Katie made her debut as co-presenter on ‘The Sound Check’ - a pilot edition TV
showcase programme for new musical talent - alongside BBC Radio 6 Music & BBC Radio
2 presenter Chris Hawkins, recorded at Dock 10 Studios at Media City, Salford.
In December 2016 Little Sparrow was voted Laurel Canyon Music ‘Favourite New Artist of
The Year’ and also began 2017 with an appearance on BBC Breakfast.
She is currently busy writing & recording towards her second album which will be released