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Guardian Review Show of Hands, Union Chapel, London

October 31st 2008

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, better known as the acoustic duo Show of Hands, have succeeded the hard way. For the past 16 years they have played hundreds of concerts, often in tiny venues, slowly building up such a devoted cult following that they have packed the Albert Hall three times. Their current tour concentrates on churches and historic buildings, making London’s Union Chapel an ideal showcase for one of the most successful live bands on the folk scene.




The Long Way Home

The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.

‘Immaculately packaged, beautifully produced, finely recorded' and ‘a thoughtful album of warm shades and lower temperature that sounds surprisingly…well…folkie’ - Colin Irwin, fRoots

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Show of Hands are 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".

"Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act"

The Independent

Nominated for Best Album 2016

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards