Florence and the Machine rose to fame thanks to the BBC. Photo: florenceandthemachine.net

Fresh from the summer festivals, indie band ‘Florence and the Machine’ will be coming to the Engine Shed December 11th as part of their winter 2009 tour.

Florence and the Machine is the recording name of Florence Welsh (22), and a range of other artists who provide backing vocals and instruments. Some of these backing artists included Dev Hynes from ‘Lightspeed Champion’ and band ‘Noah and the Whale’. The current line up is Florence Welsh, Robert Ackroyd (guitar), Christopher Lloyd Hayden (drums), Isabella Summers (keyboards) and Tom Monger (harp).

Florence first came to the attention of the BBC through their radio programme ‘BBC Introducing’, causing her to play many festivals through 2008, including Leeds and Reading Festival. This year the band have toured with Duran Duran as well as playing festivals such as Glastonbury ’09, T in the Park and Leeds & Reading.

To date, Florence and the Machine have relased one album, ‘Lungs’, in July 2009, which was at number 2 in the chart at its highest point. The album contained hits such as ‘Kiss with a Fist’ and most recent single, ‘Rabbit Heart’.

Tickets go on sale Friday 11th September costing £15. Doors open 7pm, and the event is strictly over 16s.

By Elizabeth Fish

Elizabeth Fish is based in Lincoln, UK and is the current Deputy Editor of The Linc Magazine, and Culture Editor. Also in her final year studying a degree in Journalism. Writing interests include entertainment (especially music) and tech. Follow her on Twitter .