They They Theys

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– The Skinny, Edinburgh/Glasgow
March 2014

“They They Theys are at once a band, a film and a poem. A beautifully shot film, carefully orchestrated with Sandra Alland's words, and strings, a harmonica, percussion and an oboe, touches on the issue of bodily fluidity whilst also allowing itself to be a startling piece of art.”

– The Student, Edinburgh
March 2014

Poetry, megaphone: Sandra Alland
Guitar, mandola, harmonica: Lawrence
Percussion: Chris Red
Oboe: Nathan Gale

They They Theys are poet Sandra Alland and musicians Chris Red and Lawrence. They are sometimes accompanied by the stunning visuals of Ania Urbanowska and BSL performance by Alison Smith.

They They Theys formed during SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape (26 February-1 March 2014, Media Education, Edinburgh). After four meetings in January 2014, we had a four-night sold-out run. In May 2014, They They Theys joined the line-up for Who's Your Dandy? at Edinburgh Filmhouse, another packed-out event.

Theys have also featured at Free Pride, LeithLate and Fail Better. If you have an accessible and safer-space venue to invite us to, we're there!


1. They They Theys perform 22 January, 2016 at Arts & Precarity Cabaret, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow. BSL interpreted, level access. More info here.

2. They They Theys perform 12 February, 2016 at Living With, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh. BSL interpreted, level access. More info soon.


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