MDs Sanctuary tour Poster

Magpie Diaries drop long-awaited debut record, announce extensive tour

With innumerable miles, gigs and festivals under his belt, the man known affectionately as "Magpie" is finally releasing his debut collection. Welcome to Sanctuary.

Alluding to an era of more simplistic notions, Magpie Diaries take flight into an abundant musical sanctuary with this 11-track debut album. It's a sanctuary that delivers Magpie’s story via smooth soulful country, with subtle flourishes of psychedelic rock and roll attributed to great acts such as Grateful Dead, Neil Young and Van Morrison. These influence of these luminaries is melded with modern influences such as Cat Power and My Morning Jacket.

Sanctuary is a journey through the past and into the future, where one can still roam with wild exuberance. Where the desire to perform is matched with  the desire to escape and unravel inside the music.


Full tour announced shortly, current dates include...

Dec 29 - Jan 1 - Woodford Folk Festival

Jan 3 - Nimbin Bush Theatre 1-4pm

Jan 3 - Byron Bay Brewery  w/ Family Jordan

Jan 4 - Federal Hotel, Bellingen

Jan 5 - Flow Bar, Old Bar w/ Coda Chroma

Jan 11 - Brass Monkey, Cronulla w/ Steve Smyth

Jan 12 - Sly Fox, Enmore

Jan 13 - Hardys Bay Club, Hardy's Bay w/ Baghead

Jan 18 - Muswellbrook Hotel, Muswellbrook

Jan 19-20 - Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth

Jan 20 - Junkyard, Maitland

Jan 24 - Servo Food Truck, Port Kembla

Jan 25 - DASHVILLE ON THE ROAD at Tomerong Hall, Jarvis Bay w/ Steve Smyth + Dave Wells + Baghead

Jan 31 - Stag and Hunter, Newcastle

Feb 6 - Transit Bar, Canberra w/ Steve Smyth

Feb 7 - The Old Bar, Fitzroy w/ Masco Sound System

Feb 8 - The Eastern, Ballarat w/ Steve Smyth + Masco Sound System

Feb 9 - Barwon Club, Geelong w/ Steve Smyth + Masco Sound System

Feb 10 - DASHVILLE ON THE ROAD at Northcote Social Club, Northcote w/ Steve Smyth + Masco Sound System + Dave Wells + Baghead