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Thu 22nd Nov at 8:00pm
Show Of Hands
@ Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln
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Show Of Hands + Miranda Sykes + Matt Gordon + Leonard Podolak
Show of Hands. Undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music, England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a 'people's band' and we are delighted to be welcoming them to the Drill Hall for what is sure to be a very popular gig! Voted Best Duo and the Best Original Song 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' The Independent.
Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are widely acknowledged as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Knightley, who writes most of their inspired material and Beer, a dazzling multi instrumentalist, have built up a huge following which has seen them sell out the Albert Hall three times and headline at major festivals from Glastonbury to WOMAD. Voted Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ( as well as clinching Best Original Song for Knightley's acclaimed Arrogance Ignorance and Greed) the jury is still out on just what kind of music they play. A genre defying mix of rock, roots, blues, country, trad, and often influenced by the music of other countries, it is played out on an array of instruments from slide guitar to fiddle, mandolin to South American cuatro. 'Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act' (The Independent). They will bring out their first studio album in three years, 'Wake the Union', in Autumn 2012.
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Miranda Sykes is a multi-talented singer, double bass and guitar player who easily slips between genres as diverse as folk, jazz, rock and pop. Her rich, spine-tingling vocals and strident, yet sensitive double bass playing is much in demand and she has worked alongside some of the finest musicians in the world.
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Venue: Lincoln Drill Hall
→ Lincoln Central 5 min walk