Red Bird Sky 'The Unravelling' - Saira Records

A debut record, Every Lesson in its Turn, brought this talented duo to the attention of music fans in England and further afield. Bringing together an eclectic mix of Folk, Americana and Celtic influences, Red Bird Sky create original songs of real depth, whether looking at the more difficult aspects of life or just observing the intricacies of relationships. Bernie Maguire sings with a confident and mature voice and combined with Mike Seal's restrained  guitar playing, their songs are engaging and interesting.

Produced by Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys), "The Unravelling" sees the band joined by a number talented musicians and backing vocalists, including Rod Clements (founding member of Lindisfarne) and Paul Beavis on drums (Andy Fairweather Low and The Lowriders). Rod plays Dobro, Baritone Guitar and Mandolin on several tracks, whilst Nigel Stonier's multi-instrumentation adds  an energy and colour to every song. She Ain’t Lookin’ Back is an observation on domestic abuse and having the will to leave. Being Human deals with the innate ability within us all to be compassionate and reach out to each other. Barney Soanes plays some great harmonica on this track as does Oliver Garrett on the track Travellin’ Light. Ben Cashell (Cello) and Gabriella Gemesi (Viola/Violin) also feature and the excellence of the various studio musicians is a strong influence  throughout.