Flogging pictures of a well-known children's TV presenter caning chemicals in a nightclub isn't the usual way for a band to find start up cash. Most people just get a job in a guitar shop.
"We're not too proud of it but it was worth it to start the band and buy the instruments!"
The Tapestry are from Manchester. They are Liam Faherty (vocals/guitar) Katy Baker (Bass/vocals) Dyna (Guitar/vocals) and Zara Finnegan (Drums/vocals). Their tunes are both impossibly catchy and implausibly glamorous.
It's early days, but so far the guys have got stuck in to recording their debut album with Mr. Jim Spencer (Johnny Marr, New Order and The Charlatans) and cutting their teeth live. So far they've managed to attract the approval of Liam Gallagher.
"He showed up at a London show recently, we had a chin wag backstage and he was a total gent. Later we got the 'Fucking tune!' seal of approval."
Having supported The Strypes, Pete Doherty,The View, Young Knives & The Courteeners, The Tapestry are set to play 2 headline shows in April. The band will play:
11th April Ruby Lounge, Manchester
12th April Queen of Hoxton, London (This Feeling)
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.