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Picnic Area

Picnic Area

Americana / Alt.Country / Power Pop Manchester, UK  UK
I'm not going to heaven if Hank Williams ain't there
I'm not going to heaven if Hank Williams ain't there
Gold chain
Gold chain
Beside the sea (demo)
Beside the sea (demo)
Cuppa tea (from "The essential Picnic Area"
Cuppa tea (from "The essential Picnic Area"
Another age
Another age


Picnic Area acoustic trio playing "Gold chain" at Fuel 30/4/15


  • Fri

    Oct 2

    Prestwich, UK | 8:00pm

    "We shall overcome", Prestwich. Part of the "We shall overcome" weekend of gigs across the UK in protest at the government's austerity measures. Free admission, please bring food cans etc for donations to Salford Central Foodbank. Featuring: Quiet Loner (one of Britain's leading new country songwriters), Picnic Area (alt country with attitude), and brilliant local songwriters Becca Williams and Robin Mukherjee. This gig takes place in collaboration with the "Live at the Legion" gigs that normally take place at the British Legion Prestwich in Bury Old Road. If possible, please bring along the sort of food that the food bank particularly need, i.e. tinned meat and fish, tinned veg, tinned fruit, rice puddings, tea bags, instant coffee, long life milk, sugar (500 grams), cordial, biscuits or snack bars, pasta sauce, instant mash, jam or marmalade.

  • Sat

    Jul 4

    Todmorden, ENG, UK | 2:00pm
  • Sun

    Jun 28

    Manchester, UK | 8:00pm

    Americana night as part of the Didsbury Arts Festival.

  • Thu

    Jun 25

    Manchester, UK | 8:00pm

    Picnic Club (Hosted by picnic Area) ... Blind River Scare (Solo) + TBC

  • 2015

    May 23

    Prestwich, UK | 3:00pm


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  • meiko (Fan)
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  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist)
    just simply brilliant, very classic sounding songs and performances here guys...totally feeling your catchy, playful vibe on the awesome "not going to heaven without hank williams" song and really love how gentle and dynamic that arrangement and performance for "money got no soul" is...just fantastic, totally enjoyable page to listen to!!
  • James Sinor (Artist)
    James Sinor
    Greetings from Las Vegas! supporting independent music, great job! God Bless James
  • MR SLIC (Artist)
    awesome sound..... great guitar play.... stopping thru to show some LUV to the movement..... 1LUV ~SLIC~
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    Mo Bic
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  • WILD&WELSH (Artist)
    Cool blend of acoustic tracks, love the double vocals, great feel. W&W


  • Picnic Area recording in Middleton, pic by Bill Leader
  • Picnic Area at Fuel Bar, photo by Donna Marie
  • Picnic Area at Fuel Bar, photo by Donna Marie


Sounds Like: Wilco, Johnny Cash songs, The Byrds, Neil Young, The Kinks

Label: M60 Recordings

Manager: Andy Callen/ Route One Management

Bio: Wayne McDonald and Andy Callen met on the Manchester acoustic scene in the early noughties, and started working together following the splits of their former bands, Because They Came From The Wrong Side Of Town and The Spinning Fields, in 2005. In 2006 they became Picnic Area, on the basis that t...See Full Bio

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Andy Callen

Guitar, Backing vocals

Wayne McDonald


Matt Crawford


Paul Manina





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