Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston

The Watchmaker's Wife

The brand new album from Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston – The Watchmaker's Wife – although not a parable of their personal lives, is most certainly a reflective, powerful and moving collection of tales of love and loss; some traditional and delivered in a way that maintains the dignity of the old songs; some original and with very modern arrangements; some are covers; all with a vibrant, immediate and edgy feel. The pair didn't set out to create an album with love and loss as a theme, but in the thick of it all, when they just sat back and let out what came naturally, that's what they got.

The Watchmakers Wife

Rex for the first time demonstrates his songwriting muscle alongside original material from Boo Hewerdine. Miranda and Rex are as dazzling as ever on their respective instruments – double bass and mandolin/bouzouki. The duo have kept things as honest as they dare to reflect their live performances. There are no guests; no four-part harmonies; no grand multi-tracked opuses; no bells and definitely no whistles. The songs shout very loudly for themselves with only a smattering of sharp and contemporary production gloss.

This is the beginning of a whole new chapter for the dynamic duo. Rest assured, Miranda and Rex remain the greatest of friends and will be touring throughout the UK this Spring in support of the Watchmaker's Wife release in February. Do not miss them!

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Upcoming Gigs

Sat
01
Feb
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where 'Borrowed Places' opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically & spiritually, 'Behind The Wall' is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities & societies & where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect & maybe even empower us.
George Hotel
South Molton
Wed
05
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Behind The Wall
Birmingham
Sat
08
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01946 723277

The Browfoot Room
Ulpha
Fri
14
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01455 631609

Hinckley ACT, Sketchley Meadows Business Park,
Burbage
Fri
28
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01392 879107

Behind The Wall
Topsham

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