Musicians to perform free gig at Sheffield record store

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Two long established Sheffield pop musicians have joined forced and are putting on a free gig in the city.

Andy Peake, the keyboard player and a founder member of The Comsat Angels and Nick Robinson, the guitarist in the band, have formed a new group called Lost Garden.

With just the pair on stage, plus an array of effect units, the pair are performing in unusual venues.

Nick said: “You certainly can’t dance to it, so we’re trying to find places where people can sit and concentrate on the music.

Shows so far include performances at Bishop’s House, in Norton Lees, and a lunchtime concert at Sheffield Cathedral.

There are also plans to play at Burngreave Cemetery and Rare and Racy, on Devonshire Street.

The pair will be playing at Sheffield famous indie store Record Collector, in Broomhill, on Friday, May 22 at 12pm.

Andy said he still remembers Record Collector selling the first Comsat Angels EP back in the late 1970s before they even got signed, and both musicians feel the city owes shop owner Barry Everard a huge debt for supporting local bands.

Lost Garden’s debut CD, Cotyledon, has just been released by a local label, English Electric Records.