Dream Of The Purple Baby

A song of reincarnation and adventure… Hold on tight!

Should you wish to support future recordings, Dream Of The Purple Baby  is also available to buy on all platforms here,

The World Famous Inland Seaside Resort of Matlock Bath

Recorded in the shelter at Matlock Bath train station. For the CD ‘Lyric in Limestone’ (2012), produced by Glassball. Posted here in loving memory of John Beano and Deb Rose.

The Floating Sheep Of Disbelief  – LIVE @ The CAT Club


See vintage footage of Peak District winters set to a musical snow poem

I Must Be Me – LIVE @ Fearon Hall

Doorways Off True Lovers Walk – (In lockdown, just Anna her piana, and dog Betty snoring in the background)

PsychicBread are a five piece with origins in the Peak District, London, Dubai, and Moscow who met through gigs, jams and a shared love of the extraordinary. 

Featuring the surreal narratives of Mark Gwynne Jones (‘Inspired…’ The Guardian  ‘Astonishing…’ The Daily Mail), PsychicBread conjure a world of truth and illusion. Winners of four Festival Fringe Awards their performance draws on elements of storytelling, vaudeville and psychedelic-folk. It’s dramatic, funny and at times startlingly sensitive.

PsychicBread are currently recording new compositions. For some pictures of them recording Dream Of The Purple Baby see here.

N.B. New PsychicBread recordings are in the pipeline. In the meantime, listen to some choice cuts from our debut album In the light of this…

What people are saying…

‘Very cool… There’s an Old Grey Whistle Test vibe about the music and images. Atmospheric and deranged… my favourite kind of nightcap!’  Dave Sturt (Gong)

‘Psychedelia at its best.’ Daniel Ambrosioni (The TripDown Project)

Would love to hear King Tubby put Purple Baby through the echo dek, great track… The Darkness Of Their Eyes is great too!’ Oreewan Kenobi

‘Can’t wait to hear the album!’ Andy Flint

‘Billed as Spoken Word, this underplays the complexity of Mark’s unique genre. His stories are imaginatively enhanced by an evocative sound-track created by the music, percussion, and vocals of PsychicBread and the effect is spell-binding. Overall, this is a very rewarding, exotic experience, not to be missed.’ Sarah Jones (Oxford Festival Fringe)

‘My problem now is to review a performance that is quite indescribable in a way that can convey the fun, ferocity and flight of fancy that was Mark Gwynne Jones and PsychicBread. …the evening swung the audience round in dizzying circles that made you laugh, pause for thought then laugh again. You never quite knew what was coming next, what was true story or fantasy… and what sound would emerge from PsychicBread’s next configuration of instruments to explode over the audience like wild and exciting fireworks.’ Caroline Frith 

‘I’ll be the first to concede that this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. It wasn’t mine, to start with. But by the end of the evening I was absorbed completely and could quite happily have listened for several more hours. So I guess it is my sort of thing, and I can’t imagine I’m going to see it done any better.’ Nick Butterley (Buxton Festival Fringe)

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