Steve Knightley returns to Bradfield on 1st February 2017
Show of Hands’ acclaimed frontman Steve Knightley is a man on a mission – to play as many village halls and “untapped” grass roots community venues in England as he can muster.
One of the British folk roots scene’s biggest names, the multi BBC award-winning singer songwriter has for 21 years played key venues all over the UK with his Show of Hands’ bandmate Phil Beer, topped with no less than four spectacular Royal Albert Hall sell outs.
Taking a break from city theatres and major concert venues, Steve is back playing solo off-the-beaten-track gigs in venues the length and breadth of England, from Cornwall to the Borders which will see him performing at a bedrock of intimate rural venues between January-September, with some organisers staging gigs in their community.
Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed, has been rated as “one of England’s greatest singer songwriters” and has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the anthemic, award-nominated Country Life (about the demise of rural living) and Roots and crowd pleasers like Santiago and his “historical” Cornish miners’ song Cousin Jack.
He says: “Village halls are focal points for rural life, attracting a unique audience and making it as much a social occasion as a music event. I can’t wait to start and get up close and personal with a whole new audience.”
You can buy tickets for this event on Wednesday 1st February 2017 from Bradfield Post Office or on-line at www.wegottickets.com/location/11147
Tickets are £19.50.