Spiro are an instrumental musical group based in Bristol, England. They formed in 1993 as The Famous Five, soon settling on a line-up which remains unchanged to this day. They released one album (Lost in Fishponds, 1994) under that name before changing it to Spiro in 1997. Their second album, Pole Star (1997) saw a development of their interest in fusing minimalist classical influences with the traditional music of the North of England. In 2009 they signed to Real World Records and released the critically acclaimed Lightbox. Their second album for Real World, "Kaleidophonica", is due for release on 20th February 2012.