Subscribe to our email newsletter Click Here »

Posts Tagged ‘wake the union’

NEW – Steve Knightley Songbook 5

January 20th 2013
Songbook 5

Songbook 5

Fourteen songs from ‘Wake the Union’ plus six songs from ‘Live in Somerset’ and ‘Covers 2′ arranged for guitar by Matt Hamblin.
Bonus material – ‘The Cuatro songs’ – seven tracks originally written and arranged for cuatro / ukulele.

You can order your copy now from the online shop


Wake The Union tour update

November 15th 2012

This week’s gigs got off to a flyer at Ipswich Corn Exchange last night. Tonight (Thu 15 Nov) we’re at The Orchard Dartford followed by two other venues new to us White Rock Theatre Hastings on Friday, G Live Guildford Saturday (selling fast) and then revisit the Waterside Theatre Aylesbury on Sunday.

SOH interview with Mike Harding 7 Nov

November 6th 2012

Hear the guys’ interview with Mike Harding on BBC R2 Wednesday evening 7th November.
With chat about the making of the new album Wake The Union and airplay for some of the tracks the show start at 7pm and will be available on Listen Now for 7 days afterwards. Click here

Wake The Union airplay on BBC R3

November 2nd 2012

More airplay for Wake The Union tonight (Fri 2 Nov) on World On 3 presented by Mary Ann Kenendy. Thanks Mary. Click here

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.



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