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The Purple Shoes Album Launch event + Support

Thursday 29th of September - Tickets on sale now

This will be the launch night of the Purple Shoes second Album with support from the Wellington Wailers and Hickory signals. The Purple Shoes will be performing the whole album in full and you can purchase a limited hard copy at this event. Door open at 7pm and its set to be a fantastic night. Get your tickets now!!! 

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Small Town Fairy Tales

The Purple Shoes

The new Purple Shoes album talks to its audience through song presenting a quirky blend of English infused Americana with a Folk/Pop twist. The Purple Shoes share thoughts, dreams and small town fairy tales.

The band showcased some of this new material at a sell-out show at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in September 2018 before collaborating with

The new Purple Shoes album talks to its audience through song presenting a quirky blend of English infused Americana with a Folk/Pop twist. The Purple Shoes share thoughts, dreams and small town fairy tales.

The band showcased some of this new material at a sell-out show at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in September 2018 before collaborating with renowned producer and festival promotor Duncan Stewart to begin their first Album. Along with BBC sound engineer Martyn Backer and the best of local session players Marie and Mike continued to record the songs they have crafted over the years together into the first Purple Shoes Album.

With songs such as ‘Small town Fairy tale’ Which tells the story of a split personalty caused by addiction with the narrator portraying a dark honesty and a haunting truth that most people can relate to.

Some songs have different vibes entirely with the joy of ‘Angel Shoes’ which tells of a friend who goes travelling and how they must not return until they have stories to bring home with them.

The album leads you on a journey through peeks and lows just like life and the struggles we all go through. With deep and meaning full lyrics alongside cheerful music, some of the songs give the impression that that they are happy songs until you listen closely to the words.

The Purple Shoes can digest what seems idyllic through the presentation of their Small Town Fairy tales. They project a beautiful world, but then they invite you to dig deeper, to make you realize that despite the ideology we all feel the same.

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Album Reviews

An indie-folk triumph that will allow you to unwind and remember what made you initially fall in love with music. ” - New Music Platform

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FATEA Magazine album review

Small Town fairy tales by The purple shoes

A collection of songs possessing local essence, distilled from contemporary experience, then flavoured and seasoned with a shared love of 60's counter-culture and of rock and roll.

About

The Purple Shoes

Twenty first century folk/rock

Female fronted twenty first century Folk/Rock with haunting harmonies and distinctive rhythm. The Purple Shoes talk to their audiences through song presenting a quirky blend of English infused Americana with a Folk/Pop twist. The Purple Shoes share thoughts, dreams and small town fairy tales. 

The Purple Shoes

Sold out local venue the ropetackle arts center. November 2019

Shoreham-by-sea

Bio

Haunting Vocals, cracking stage presence. They drag you along with the sheer fun they are having”

— Brighton Unsigned Magazine

Marie Dance released her solo album “Things Have Changed” in April 2017. After a successful launch and a string of local promotional performances, Marie and Purple Shoes Guitarist Michael Bickers embarked on a nationwide tour as the Purple Shoes to promote Marie’s album and to showcase new material written by the band. 

After 6 weeks of playing to sold out venues across the UK and Ireland, the band returned to the Studio in early 2018 to begin work on a new album. As demand for new recorded material became apparent from the bands 10000 plus supporters online and regular live following, The Purple Shoes released a 3 track ep in the summer of 2018. Following the release of the EP, Marie and Michael were invited to perform as part of the 2018 line up of the touring Canadian folk festival where they opened for the acclaimed Americana band Gordie Mackeeman and his Rhythm Boys.   

In September of 2018 The Purple Shoes played a headline show to a sold out crowd at the well known Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham by Sea.    

In December 2018, The Purple shoes signed a publishing contract with global music production company Rehegoo Music. The band released 2 singles through the label in 2019 ahead of their fourth coming album release. 

Despite spending extensive time in the studio they have made a number of festival appearances and returned to the Ropetackle in November 2019 for a 200 capacity sold out performance of there new and original songs, with many special guests to really showcase there music. It would be safe to say that they have a very loyal following and fan base on there home turf on the south coast of England.

Marie dance and Michael Bickers have become the core of The Purple Shoes and together have written more original songs which they are now putting together for their debut Purple Shoes Album. Using an array of great musicians they have both met and worked with along their separate and combined journeys to complete the Album as a full line up as it should be.   

The Purple Shoes play as a full band with double bass and funky percussion played with a spoon and also tour as a duo with a more stripped back acoustic set. Catch a live full band show for the full experience or catch the stripped back duo for a more intimate and delicate set full of beautiful melodies ans sweet harmonies. 

Song of the month 2019

Melody’s eyes

We love this song’

Rehegoo music label 

Isolation Chambers with The Purple Shoes

During lockdown 2020

The Purple Shoes offered an hours entertainment with music fun and banter every Wednesday night, to keep there fan going and help to keep peoples spirits up. The Isolation Chambers (Iso Bar) became very popular along with the short video adverts they created every week to offer people a bit of lighthearted silliness durin tough times.  Subscribe to the Purple Shoes Youtube channel to watch all three series. Click below>>

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