Boz Hawyward and Brian Tibby
‘Edward Edwardly and the Marquis Of Flixton’

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The third album from Manchester folk/roots artist Boz Hayward is a collaboration with the late Brian Tibby. Hayward provides the music, which is a mixture of stripped down acoustics and multi instrumental workouts from the Bozchestra of trumpet, violin, domra, harmonica, clarinet, bodhran, guitarron, keyboards, harp and piano creating different atmospheres on an off the wall release that has something of the English eccentric flavour of Viv Stanshall and Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

The lyrics were provided by ‘Big Brian’ Tibby who was the regular opener at Chorlton Folk Club where the pair met. Tibby sent a series of whimsical handwritten letters about local life in the South Manchester suburb of Chorlton to Hayward. Inspired by the letters ‘Edward Edwardly and the Marquis of Flixton’ is Boz’s musically witty response, a 13 track album which, named after one of the most vivid character sketches from the collection, sets each of these to his own unique blend of orchestral urban folk music that is rumoured to be the soundtrack to an up and coming film.

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  2. I knew and was fond of Brian Tibby fifty years ago. He was the milkman and a loyal friend. Happy Trails Brian. John

  3. Alty Grammar, 1 Park Road Timperley, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Roxy Music, cigarettes, old cars….

    Rest in peace Brian – you were one of the funniest, most decent blokes I have ever known and I’m glad you found some happiness. See you again one of these days.


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