BABYBIRD will return for a slew of UK dates this May.

Babybird is an odd one, deceptively sweet and cute in name, but happily for Stephen Jones, it hides something darker growing inside the fluff. Imagine the David Lynch ‘Blue Velvet’ mechanical bird.

Musical life started with the mid 90s with his lo-fi years, consisting of five Stephen Jones solo albums ‘I WAS BORN A MAN’ through to ‘DYING HAPPY’ – a life cycle, released in a nine month period.

This already set him apart from the indie britpop world. Then an album and single went gold, Stephen was hounded and heckled out of Manchester for being that ‘bleeding gorgeous bloke’, to settle in London, and four band studio albums followed.

After many TV shows and world tours, including 6 or 7 appearances on TFI Friday and playing TOTP three times, Babybird released 9 top40 hits, a gold single and album.

Then with the recent help of Johnny Depp Stephen recorded two albums in LA, Johnny playing guitar on both, then going onto direct the video “UNLOVEABLE”.

His song “THE F-WORD” has featured on 13 series of the Gordon Ramsey show. He has had music featured on Dom Joly’s ‘Trigger Happy TV’, ‘Vic and Bob’ shows, and recently on ‘Paul and Bob’s Gone Fishing’ show. Stephen consequently remained friends with Paul, with the pair drawn together by their health issues…

Six years ago Stephen had a heart attack, all whilst releasing over 150 albums on Bandcamp; the phenomenal site that he cites as giving him complete freedom outside of the music business, to persist and meddle.

Most recently a Babybird song featured on the Margot Robbie produced movie ‘Saltburn’.

It cannot be stressed enough, how extremely unusual this all is.

Tickets for his may shows are on sale now: