20170512: Friday 12th May: O'Hooley and Tidow
Support: Little Black Dress
O’Hooley & Tidow: With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is
regarded as ‘one of British folk’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for ‘Best Duo’.
Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and soulful
performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart.
A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016
BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 ‘BEST DUO’ NOMINEES
'England's answer to the McGarrigles.’
* * * * * The Guardian
‘Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.’
* * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month
'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.’
* * * * * R2
'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’
* * * * Songlines
‘A fine study of human emotion’
* * * * EDS
‘One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and
Folk Radio UK
‘Brave, beautiful and full of love.’
‘In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.’
Tom Robinson, 6 Music
Cabaret duo Little Black Dress are a captivating vision in black, oozing glamour and dripping with diamonds. Amanda and Dawn delight their audiences with an eclectic musical mix of passion and wicked humour, vintage and contemporary classics, continental melodies and rhythms.
8pm (Doors open 7:30pm)
Entry: £12(door), £11(advance), £10(members).