Mother Onion set to rock Sowerby Bridge

Mother Onion
Mother Onion

Watch out Calderdale, Mother Onion are here.

The four-piece psychedelic rock outfit who hail from Halifax will play their first gig and launch their debut album at The Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge, on Saturday night.

Frontman is Chris Booth, 32, (vocals, guitar and keyboards), Martin Gardiner, 35, is on vocals and bass guitar, Ben Watson, 25, plays guitar and Oliver Perry, 22, is on drums. All four have played in other local groups, and Martin and Oliver are still currently also with Uncle Johnny.

“We’ve got a slightly more visual approach than other bands and have our own film collage editor, James Glossop,” said Chris, “We’ve put nights on in the past. Sneeze was probably the best remembered one. This visual element which also included costumes and giant wall hangings has influenced the way we want to go with our live shows. The music we play has different aspects to it and can be quite spacey, so to mix this with more constructed songs and to vary the sounds gives us quite a bit of scope on where we can go. Ecclectism is a word that spring to mind! We just hope to get a good vibe going so people can enjoy themselves.”

As well as the debut gig at the Puzzle Hall on Saturday, the band will be playing at the Indian Summer Festival at The Shears Inn on September 8 and one further afield in stockport at Bakers Vaults on September 6.