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Archive for September 2012

Show of Hands on Steve Lamacq’s Rock College

September 21st 2012

High praise from Tom Robinson (Head of Songwriting) of Steve Knightley’s songwriting prowess plus airplay of Country Life on Steve Lamacq’s “Rock College’ BBC Radio 2 show. About 33mins in here

Autumn Concert Tour starts in 2 weeks time

September 20th 2012

The Autumn 2012 tour starts in 2 weeks time and some venues starting to sell out.
The Roses Theatre Tewkesbury has sold out with a waiting list for returns and the Octagon Yeovil, Cecil Sharp House London and City Varieties Leeds all close to selling out.

The New Studio Album – Wake the Union

September 6th 2012

Show of Hands weave a touch of Folk, a hint of Blues and a pinch of Country into their new studio album released in October.

wtu_front thumbnailBorn out of a love of both English and North American acoustic and roots music, Wake the Union takes a journey through the heart of two landscapes united by a common tongue and musical heritage. Produced by Mark Tucker, the 15 tracks feature themes and styles that alternate between the two countries.

Guest musicians include Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman, BJ Cole, Andy Cutting, Bellowhead’s Paul Sartin, Cormac Byrne and Canadian Leonard Podolak, and as ever Miranda Sykes adds her wonderful double bass and vocals.

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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