Magpie Diaries & Lyle Dennis Express
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Magpie Johnston is a unique fella. Born and bred to be the Dashville man. He grew up on the same rural property where he now hosts some of the best weekend outdoor parties Australia has to offer.
Generally consumed by festival creation and the ‘running of the project’ essentially it was the desire to play music that which started it all.
Its been a rollicking 13 years since the first Gum Ball was held, where he first stood on stage alongside his brother Dan with their teenage rock n blues protege’ Johnny Real & The Lovemakers. Over the years, just as the audiences have grown, so has Magpie and his musical vocation grown. Through development within the all star band the Dashville Progress Society, his brotherhood with Baghead and his beautiful drumming wife Jessica, he is slowly but surely working his way towards sharing a collection of personal music that tells his story within this crazy world.
Originally Magpie Diaries was a performance concept where Magpie set out to compile and perform all his random writings amongst various books and scrap paper, from time spent travelling, under the influence or in solitary confinement of the back shack at Belford as a teenager. The songs are old soul, unique and somewhat timeless, some are new some are up around 18 years old. One thing is for sure though, a catalogue of music has begun that will appeal to anyone who enjoys laid back music from the heart.