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First review for The Long Way Home album….

December 4th 2015

….in December’s issue of Acoustic Magazine

4* Guardian review

November 15th 2013

4* review by Robin Denselow in today’s Guardian of the Cadogan Hall London show. Click here Phil Beer and Steve Knightley of Show of Hands

5* Review of Colston Hall Bristol show

November 12th 2013

Great ‘5 out of 5′ review of the Colston Hall show 10th Nov by Rob Stokes in the Bristol Post. Click here
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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.

RAH concert review and Cecil Sharp House footage on London Life

April 18th 2012

Review of SOH @ RAH and footage of ‘The Dive’ at Cecil Sharp House two days earlier click here



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