considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage,
Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK
For Steve, life on the road is more than just
a job: it is almost his life’s blood.
And with the
February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the
original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down.
Acoustic Band for 2021/2022 will find Steve supported by
long-standing band-mate, violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, with
Oli Hayhurst on double bass, and Dave Delarre on lead guitar.
Steve has been playing Live shows around the world for almost 50
years and the thrill of another night in another place to
another audience has not dimmed at all. “We have real adventures
on tour, “says Steve. “I’ve seen the Northern Lights, the
Midnight Sun and dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and
great cities, all on my down-time. I have a great life as a
Latest release, “UNCOVERED” includes
a re-recording of Steve’s own highly-esteemed song “Love,
Compared With You” with a newly composed third verse, plus his
thus-far unrecorded “Only You”, and nine other songs he’s always
wanted to perform. The album features Barry Wickens on viola and
acoustic guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper on
percussion and the Roots Music Legend, Martin Simpson, on
guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the amazing Scottish
singer, Eddi Reader. The acoustic sets will include songs from
the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and eclectic Harley
Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make
Me Smile will all be reproduced in the unique acoustic style.
Close-Up Culture stated: “It was an intimate night in the
presence of a great musician. An individual whose passion for
live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains
Rod Stewart, who covered Steve’s song “A
Friend For Life”, describes him as “One of the finest lyricists
Britain has produced.”
MOJO said simply, “Harley creates
rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.” Steve
has also been described as “A consummate performer at the top of
his game,” and this show will bear that out.
received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from
the Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018.
over 40 years as a live performer, Eddi Reader has effortlessly
developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and
affecting performers. What sets Eddi apart is the depth and
quality of the emotional performance and ability to not only
move the listener, but connect her experience to that of her
audience. No two performances are ever the same.
first brought into the limelight as front woman for Fairground
Attraction, who’s #1 single, Perfect and parent album, First of
a Million Kisses, both topped the British charts, it was Eddi’s
subsequent solo albums that signaled her ability to assimilate
different musical styles and make them very much her own.
Notably, The Songs of Robert Burns (2003) is a timeless
interpretation showcasing the poems of Scotland’s national bard
and gained her an MBE for outstanding contributions to the
From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi
Reader extinguishes the preordained boundaries of genre,
bringing joyous life to all forms of song. Her rare blend of
meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an
astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful
figure in contemporary British music. With 10 critically
acclaimed solo albums, 3 BRIT awards, a #1 single and an MBE in
tow, Eddi continues to delight audiences worldwide. 2022 proved
to be one of her busiest touring years yet, playing sell out
shows as part of her ‘40 Years Live Tour’ in addition to
appearing as special guest with the Jools Holland’s Rhythm &
Blues Orchestra for an extensive UK tour.
band TRB hit the UK top 10 in 1977 with the punk-era anthem
'2-4-6-8 Motorway' and in 1978 'Glad to be Gay' entered the UK
top twenty despite a BBC ban. Tom, one of the decade's few out
gay musicians, continued to volunteer at the then Gay
Switchboard as TRB's debut album went gold. TRB were founder
members of Rock Against Racism and headlined the famous 1978
Victoria Park concert.
After fleeing to Hamburg to avoid
bankruptcy, Tom returned to the UK top 10 in 1983 with the solo
hit 'War Baby', subsequently collaborating with Peter Gabriel,
Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché.
broadcasting, Tom won a gold Sony Award in 1997 for 'You've Got
To Hide Your Love Away', a radio documentary about queer music.
He has been a presenter on BBC 6 Music since its launch, winning
a second Sony in 2011, and is now regarded as a champion of
emerging musicians while still touring himself at the age of 71.
Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her
genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating
audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years.
She has (according to Mojo magazine) "Quite possibly the world's
most beautiful female voice".
Alongside a selection of
favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing
material from her new album "Wanderer" which is a collection of
beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with
her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word
sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of
experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will
attest to their impassioned performances with Cara's warm and
natural stage presence something to savour.
Charley and Hattie always lead with their close harmony
vocals, accompanied by Hattie’s harp and Charley’s rhythmic
With their first major label release ‘Daylight
Crossing’, they burst onto the UK music scene via
Mercury Records with ‘Single and Album of the Week’ on itunes
and BBC Radio Two. An album of strong melodies and instrumental
dynamics, drenched in their signature harmonies.
Cohen, asked them to join his band on his international comeback
tour, calling Charley and Hattie’s voices and blend ‘sublime’.
The one year plan became a six year adventure playing over 400,
four hour concerts around the globe to over four million people.
Whilst on the road with Leonard, The Webb Sisters recorded
and released their album ‘Savages’ and EP ‘When Will You Come
Home’ , produced by legendary Grammy Award winning producer
Peter Asher. Their song ‘Baroque Thoughts’ went on to win The
International Music Award for ‘Best Adult Contemporary Song’.
Tom Petty asked Kent born The Webb Sisters to join him for
the ‘Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary tour,
which included headlining Hyde Park.
In addition to their
own records, The Webb Sisters have given their distinctive vocal
sound to the recordings and live performances with artists
Sting, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Glen Hansard, Goyte,
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Natalie Maines (of the Dixie
Chicks), Damien Rice and Elvis Costello.
by critics and fans, alike, as a one of the finest songwriters
of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary status
for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia and more.
"Soundtrack of our lives!" – NYTimes;
unique and utterly brilliant” – ThreeWeeks.
for an evening of powerful, poignant, hilarious songs about the
ordinary and extraordinary lives we share.
over 25 years now Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their
spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe.
Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their
exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and
warm sense of intimacy for the audience.
recently celebrated her 55th year in the music industry and has
cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered
vocalists, always moving forward with the music that she creates
with Carmelo . Kiki says Carmelo is her favorite guitarist , and
he co-writes and produces all their songs.
latest critically acclaimed album THE LONG RIDE HOME was
released in 2022 , and is full of haunting, emotional and
stunning songs that will hopefully please their army of fans.
Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of their songs
and stories which also include some tracks from the new album ,
unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank
Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My
Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me”, “Loving & Free” and the
Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy has sung unaccompanied
ballads at a sold-out Royal Albert Hall, learnt the songs of
Chinese farmers during her time as British Council Musician in
Residence in Yunnan Province, and spent a year in Tennessee as a
ranch hand, looking after horses, fiddle-singing in the diners,
and immersing herself in the music culture of Nashville. With
unflinching courage, Bella has explored and blurred musical
boundaries from a mastery of traditional music to pop production
and electronics, releasing ten solo records including her 'Best
Of' in 2019. With her acclaimed, mesmerising voice and earthy
fiddle accompaniments, Bella now writes and composes in her
beloved Peak District, conjuring and twisting stories that call
straight to the heart.
“Brit folk's finest” Mojo Magazine
• “Enduringly seductive” The Telegraph • “A fine, no-nonsense
interpreter of traditional music and an excellent songwriter”
The Guardian • “An aura of sophistication that will win over
listeners who never set foot in a folk club” The Sunday Times •
“…a shining star in the folk scene’s firmament” fRoots Magazine