Fri 20th Apr at 8:00pm
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
@ Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford
Also appearing: Sunjay
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Sunjay
"Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 –the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.
With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.
‘An absolute masterclass in how to do it right.’ Festivalsforall.com
‘Kathryn Roberts’ smoky, assertive vocals are a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart.’ Billboard Magazine
‘As a guitarist, producer and co-songwriter, Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk’ MOJO"
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Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener.
The Roberts-Lakeman name has become synonymous with “quality” during their musical careers which started when they were signed to a major label as teenagers. Now after nearly two decades in music, Kathryn’s sublime vocals merge seamlessly with Sean’s deft and inventive live guitar work on stage – and his award-winning sonic skills in the studio. In addition to his chart-topping hit records for brother Seth Lakeman, Sean has this year alone produced albums or tracks with The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Bellowhead… as well as a string of other folk/acoustic acts.
"An absolute masterclass in how to do it right." - festivalsforall.com
'These guys are something very special' - Acoustic Magazine
English folk's Buckingham-Nicks" - The Independent on Sunday
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Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards.
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