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SOH on Bob Harris Sunday…..

December 10th 2015

Bob will be playing a track from ‘The Long Way Home’ album on the Bob Harris Sunday show 13th Dec. ‘Superb‘ – Bob Harris

4* Review for Wake The Union in the FT

October 28th 2012

4* review for Wake The Union by David Honigmann in Saturday’s Financial Times Life & Arts section (online version “paywalled”).

The duo returns with less anger and more music ranging from jazz shuffles to slide guitar baiting“:
On 2009’s banker-bashing Arrogance Ignorance And Greed, Steve Knightley sounded thinned out by anger. He has refound his voice here, whether on the home territory of “Cruel River” (the Dart) or on the Louisiana lament “Katrina”. The music ranges from a Richard-Thompson jazz shuffle on “Company Town” to slide guitar baiting Cecil Sharp on “Aunt Maria”; “Stop Copying Me” turns a suspicious eye on the life virtual and digital.

Wake The Union reaches #73 in the Official Album Chart

October 22nd 2012

Bizarrely sandwiched between Jay-Z with Kanye West and the Best of INXS this is the first time a Show of Hands album has charted in the Top 75 of the Official Album Chart.
With alt-folk/acoustic acts like the Mumfords, Jake Bugg, Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Bellowhead (brilliant, guys) giving the X-Factored crowd a run for their money we’re in good company.

Thanks to all of you out there for buying the album and supporting us.

Steve & Phil on Radio Leeds…

October 14th 2012

Steve & Phil live on BBC R Leeds 8pm tonight (Sunday 14 Oct) talking to Dave Crickmore on The Durbervilles Show.

Steve & Phil on Judi Spiers Show BBC Radio Devon

October 4th 2012

Steve & Phil will be live on air on the Judi Spiers Show BBC R Devon after 11am Friday 5th October. They will be playing some songs and chatting about the new album Wake The Union and the upcoming show at The Great Hall Exeter Uni on Friday 19th October. Available on Listen Now for 7 days after transmission.



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

Order your copy direct from us or here:


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