Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin – SOLD OUT
Saturday 4th April 2015
The Square Tower
Doors Open: 7.15pm.
Tickets £10 each. £12 on the door (if not sold out).
Sorry folks, this show is now SOLD OUT, but if you’d like to put your name down on our waiting list for any returned tickets then please e-mail us at email@example.com
You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address. If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
A truly unique young duo, at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with!
Recently described as “Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo” (Seth Lakeman), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are on of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk / roots/ acoustic scene in recent years – a journey that resulted in their winning the “Best Duo” in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go.
“Phil and Hannah play songs and tunes on Dobro, fiddle, harmonica that are textured, hypnotic and utterly captivating. Phillip Henry is a master craftsman on the slide-guitar and harmonica and has a fine, clear voice…he is one of the most extraordinary musicians around.” (Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands)
Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK’s top slide guitarists and harmonica players. Over the past decade he has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specialising in lap slide techniques, his masterful Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences to create a truly unique voice that has been described as “Stunningly good” (Dick Gaughan). His innovative harmonica style combines Country, Blues, and Folk styles with beat-boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st Centuryharmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition.
Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, creating haunting compositions delivered with “a bold and beautiful singing style all her own” (BBC Radio 2). Writing mainly on fiddle, viola and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles, she has been commended by Mike Harding for her “really fantastic singing”. 2012 saw Hannah selected to be part of the National Theatre’s War Horse School, working with Joh Tams, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson.
The bands much anticipated 2nd album release, “Mynd” proved to be an extraordinary piece of work that attracted wide acclaim from both the public and their colleagues in the music industry, and led to their award as Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.
What The Critics Are Saying
“On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I’ve heard in years” (Mike Harding)
“Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original” (Robin Deneslow, The Guardian)
“An imaginative and innovative album – songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianshipof Henry and Martin. Strong and original – an unusual treat” (Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph)
“Eloquent performers – a musical success story” (Fiona Tarkington, BBC Radio 3)