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Picnic Area

Picnic Area

Americana / Alt.Country / Power Pop Manchester, MAN, UK  UK
Right about me (from "Classics")
Easy Rest Motel (from "Classics")
I'm not going to heaven if Hank Williams ain't there (from "You know you want it"
Gold chain (from "You know you want it"
Beside the sea (demo)


  • Thu

    Jan 28

    Manchester, MAN, UK | 8:00pm
  • 2015

    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.

  • 2015

    Jul 4

    Todmorden, ENG, UK | 2:00pm
  • 2015

    Jun 28

    Manchester, UK | 8:00pm

    Americana night as part of the Didsbury Arts Festival.

  • 2015

    Jun 25

    Manchester, UK | 8:00pm

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


Add Comment
  • 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~
  • Mo Bic (Artist)
    Mo Bic
    Heyyyy.. Cool stuff - like me, https://www.facebook.com/mobicmusic Thx.. The Album "MEIN BLICKWINKEL" now obtainable at Amazon and Musicload . You will find the link on my homepage. http://mobic-music.com Good luck with your music... Mo Bic
  • WILD&WELSH (Artist)
    Cool blend of acoustic tracks, love the double vocals, great feel. W&W
  • ABOI DOYLE (Artist)
    Excellent music i enjoyed my visit all the best


  • Picnic Area recording in Middleton, pic by Bill Leader
  • Live at Horse & Jockey, pic by Becky Crawford.
  • Picnic Area at the Manchester Americana Festival 2014, photo by Liz Thompson.


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

Label: Limefield Records

Manager: Andy Callen/ Route One Management

Bio: Wayne McDonald and Andy Callen met on the Manchester acoustic scene in the early noughties. They 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 ...See Full Bio

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Andy Callen

Guitar, Backing vocals

Wayne McDonald


Matt Crawford


Paul Manina





“Picnic Area showcasing their stunning new album 'Classics' ....”

— Philip Duncan, British Legion Prestwich

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