Tarragon @ The Tin – In partnership with BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£7 Adv/£9 OTD
Tarragon at The Tin in partnership with BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire
+ support from Bar Pandora
Tarragon is the brainchild of Callum Pickard, an ambitious and hardworking 26-year-old singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Coventry.Over the past five years, Pickard has been honing his craft, writing, recording and in June, released his debut album, I’ve Just Seen A Scene.
Self-funded as a Deliveroo cyclist, delivering food and drink around his hometown, Pickard collaborated with an array of incredible virtuoso musicians including Dave Hartley and Robbie Bennett (The War on Drugs), JT Bates (Bon Iver/Taylor Swift) & John Helliwell (Supertramp) to bring his songs to life and has created a debut that deftly deals with maturing into young adulthood and the emotional growing pains and frustration that come with that.
Tarragon’s debut single, Follow the Sign was self-released on March 25th 2021. The song is a deeply personal ode to his sister and the strength she has shown following her diagnosis with a life limiting illness. It features a hero of Callum’s, John Helliwell of Supertramp playing Tenor Saxophone.
The second Tarragon single, Our Meaning released on July 29th 2021 and features another hero of Callum’s, Aaron Sterling on drums.
Callum will be joined by Laurence Pettite on guitar & backing vocals, Bill Cameron on Saxophone & keys and Jon Pudge on trumpet.
Bar Pandora’s melodious alt-pop is playfully sewn together from the offcuts of personal experience – field recordings, journal entries and improvised fragments – which bop bewitchingly along to a rich undercurrent of harmonic synths, guitars and dynamic beats.
The songs are penned with mischievous frankness and a rare light touch, delivering confessional composites of personal histories and inner-monologues via seductive melodies and the unforgettable appeal of Charlie Tophill’s smooth and sinuous vocal.
After creating Bar Pandora in October 2021, Tophill received funding from Arts Council England to collaborate with jungle producer Simply Dread on her debut EP. The self-titled release came out in July 2022 and earned the project early support and radio play from BBC Radio 6’s Amy Lamé and Tom Robinson. The lead single was also listed in The Times newspaper alongside Beyoncé and Gorillaz as one of the tracks of the week.
This event is the first in a new partnership between BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire and The Tin where BBC listeners will get to discover new talent and get the opportunity to see Introducing artists live on stage.
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