Fri28Feb20207:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman's 2020 tour “On Reflection” marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their illustrious career.
From the early days of folk supergroup “Equation” through to the current album release “Personae”, with a nod or two along the way to their extra-curricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle-stop tour through their artistic journey to date.
Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, and winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, with a number of groups and bands. However, their intimacy and strength of passion and supreme musicianship is shown to best effect when they share the stage together – the quality shines through.
Stripped back to their simple, pure talent, with an ever-evolving, eclectic, repertoire, Kathryn & Sean ensure a rare treat for any listener and music-lover who is lucky enough to see them in concert.
With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Imelda May, Bellowhead and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.
“It’s folk music for the modern age.” -The Telegraph
“These guys are something very special” - Acoustic Magazine
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Sun15Mar20207:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
(Formerly Steeleye Span) (Formerly Bellowhead)
"There can be no doubting that both performers are amongst the most, if not the most, talented of their peers. I was probably not the only person to leave the venue in awe at having witnessed something very special” Fatea Magazine
On a summer's day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today's folk scene.
Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe.
With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.
With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there, and have since become an established duo on the folk-roots scene.
The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn.
Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.
These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.
Press Quotes :
"Knight’s playing is a revelation. A world away from folky fiddling, it’s fully informed by the classical style, all long sweeping bow strokes and eloquent legato. Yet he never loses the essential folk heart of the music, tracing a graceful line of his own making”
“Contemplative, accomplished…an evening to relish for some time to come”
“The melodeon is a curious kind of versatile, but Spiers knows exactly how to capture and manipulate its range, adding maximum colour and savour to the music”
Fri24Apr20207:30 pmSt Austell Arts centre, PL25 5HJ
A class act, making its only appearance in Cornwall!
Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield's “Change”, M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up” and Take Thats “A Million Love Songs”.
He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe. He was on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.
His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favorite musicians. Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.
The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘What Does it Take’
The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi and is completed by keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums
Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies. The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the 'Classic Sax Solos' repertoire.
“A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH
“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy
approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while” TIME OUT
“Snake is a joy to work alongside. His musical skills have no limit, in fact
he is as free as a bird” DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)
“Snake has been friend and inspiration for many years because of his
exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it
continue.” HEATHER SMALL
“He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN