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Polly MacLean, vocals                                                      Andy Chapman, guitar

Slate Island Band Members

Éilish McCracken, violin                                             Al Firrell, bass & cello

Latest news & gigs:

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Still here

News Thu, 22 Nov 2018

It's been a while, hasn't it? Life getting in the way of music...when they should really be the same thing. Anyway, if a...

Marathon encore...

News Tue, 06 Feb 2018

Last year, our Andy ran his first ever marathon and raised almost £3,000 for Shelter. Well, he's only gone and got himse...

Thursday 22nd February, Fiddler's Elbow

Gigs Sun, 04 Feb 2018

Thursday 22nd February, Fiddler's Elbow

A fine bill at the Fiddler's Elbow, as our mates The Reverse launch their new single 'Abstract Heart' with support slots...

Saturday 10th February, Wardown House, Luton

Gigs Tue, 23 Jan 2018

Saturday 10th February, Wardown House, Luton

UTTER! Lutonia and Luton Culture present 'Light/Shade' at Wardown House Museum & Gallery. We're the only musical act...

Saturday 7th October, Oxjam Clapham

Gigs Sun, 01 Oct 2017

Slate Islands will be playing at the wonderful Oxjam Clapham one-day festival, when gigs will be happening at various ve...

Thursday 1st June, UTTER! Lutonia

Gigs Thu, 01 Jun 2017

Three quarters of the band (minus Al, who's otherwise engaged that night) will be playing at The Hat Factory as part of ...

Wednesday 15th March: Mycenae House

Gigs Sat, 04 Mar 2017

Our Andy is running in this year's London Marathon to raise money for Shelter, the homelessness charity - this is a bene...

Sponsor our Andy to run the London Marathon!

News Sat, 04 Mar 2017

Setting aside his guitar, Andy has been training hard for some time now and will be running the 2017 London Marathon to ...

Saturday 11th February: The Harrison

Gigs Fri, 27 Jan 2017

After an indecently long interval, we return with a London gig - and it's on a Saturday! Come and see us on Saturday 11t...