Hear Mike’s interview with the guys recorded earlier in October at the Costa del Sol Folk Festival, Portugal, at 5 pm Sunday 1 Nov . Click the Listen now button or if you miss it you can hear it or download it later from the Podcast Archive
Just in case you were thinking of coming to a Show of Hands gig in the next few weeks but haven’t booked your tickets yet… here is some of the feedback from the gigs so far – the new songs are going down brilliantly, and don’t forget signed pre-launch copies of the new album ‘Long Way Home’ are also available from venues on this tour in advance of the 15th January launch date.
‘Fantastic – better than ever’
‘Seriously think that was the best SoH gig I’ve been to great show, loved the new stuff…’
‘Thank you, truly the best gig we have seen in a long, long while’
‘Brilliant! The best SOH gig I’ve been to’
‘Thanks for a great evening, as always!’
‘A fantastic evening. Loved every minute’
‘Well! I’ve been to a lot of memorable Show of Hands gigs over the past 18 years or so but tonight’s Northampton show was up there with the best of them. Just three gigs into the tour and they’re on fantastic form. Loved the format, all new material from ‘The Long Way Home’ in the first set, all the classics in the second. Don’t let this tour pass you by’
…who got spliced last week at The Bridge Inn Topsham, witnessed by Steve & Phil. We’re sure you’ll all join us in wishing them every happiness.
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The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.
The release date is 15th Jan 2016, but pre-release copies will be exclusively available to buy on the Autumn tour.
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
"Voted Best Duo and the Best Original Song"2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards