*** margaret's MOONSHAKE debut 1992 LP EVA LUNA will be reissued on deluxe double vinyl w/cool extra shit - release date tbc 2023 on Too Pure / Beggars Arkive *** Margaret Fiedler McGinnis is a Chicago-born London-based musician, composer and copyright licensing professional. Under her maiden name of Fiedler, Margaret (Mags to her friends) has released numerous critically acclaimed albums with her bands Laika and Moonshake - Laika being an important influence upon Radiohead, amongst others. From playing as a teenager in a band with Moby, she's also contributed lead guitar, cello, keys, percussion and backing vocals to PJ Harvey's world tour in support of her Mercury Prize winning album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. Margaret also spent 2 years with Wire holding down lead/rhythm guitar after the departure of Bruce Gilbert. Alongside her music Mags gained a post-graduate law qualification at the College of Law, Bloomsbury, London and has worked in Music Copyright at the BBC and provided all rights clearances for Paramount's MTV music-based programmes produced in the United Kingdom. She is the Owner and Director of Mineral Point Music Ltd providing a full rights clearance/music supervision service. A new band PEA is in the works plus a few other musical projects are bubbling away. Mags is always up for discussing projects - contact her!