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Steve Knightley
Solo Tour 2012

Saturday 28 January 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


Award winning folk musician

Steve Knightley, the songwriting force behind Show of Hands -widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England and with three Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name, will be performing his solo show at the Gulbenkian on Saturday 28 January at 7.45pm.

The Exeter-based singer-songwriter writes the majority of material for Show of Hands, which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer, and together they won the Best Duo in the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Steve is also enjoying success as a solo artist. In June 2007 he released the understated but powerful Cruel River, his first solo album in seven years and in May 09 he will release Track of Words-Retraced, so called as it subtly revisits and deconstructs his more mainstream-sounding album of the same name from a decade ago. In 2010 Steve won the best original song for “Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed” at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards and 2011 saw the release of his first live album of solo material.


He is renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues.


BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding recently described Steve as “one of England’s greatest songwriters” while MOJO wrote: Steve Knightley’s songs have developed such an edge it’s hard to deny them any longer.”

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