Birthed in the southern interior of British Columbia, The Magpies have been garnished with the rich culture of the Kootenays. While the band plays their acoustic fueled rock, they rally up a dance floor jamboree pushed along by a foot stomping beat. The five piece band calls Nelson their stomping grounds and has been playing clubs, pubs and weddings for three years in the area. Andrew Parkhouse is clearly an entertainer on and off the stage. Sporting his stoic beard, Parkhouse is backed by his plaid covered band that plays what they call, “Wooden Rock”.

With a sound that tastes like crunchy peanut butter; The Magpies can make you groove on and off the stage. With a tone like the Tragically Hip and the song writing styling in the Mathew Good ballpark; their catchy riffs and powerful melodic phrases will bring you in. The bands been playing professionally for almost a year now and their EP “Awal” was released in March this year. Their plan is to take it out East where they can be heard this summer. Stay tunes and stay stoked for these guys.

Make sure you catch Andrew Parkhouse & The Magpies when they take the stage at Grizfest

Saturday, August 1 @ 1:30 PM

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