Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston


In the space of a few short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is: “A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant!”

Well known for the last 8 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK.

2016 will see Miranda and Rex celebrate their 6th year together as a duo and the release of their 3rd studio album.

A real cracker. - Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintilating, sensitive and brilliant - fROOTS

I love this album. Miranda's a fantastic bass player but this really brings her great voice out into the foreground - Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Rex Preston is one of the new generation of brilliant virtuoso instrumentalists raising the bar. A tremendous player. - Phil Beer, Show of Hands

From the first few notes, you know this is something special - FOLKING.COM

It is however with Miranda's almost ethereal vocal performance on Imogen Heap's "Between Sheets" that makes the listener sit up and listen - Northern Sky

Album of the day - EDINGURGH'S VRN

Album of the week - BBC Radio Devon

Upcoming Gigs

Miranda Sykes
With Show Of Hands

Electric Palace
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01353 740999

Ely Folk Club @ The Old Dispensary
Miranda Sykes
For more info & invitation: 01406 425506

House Concert
Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss.
Goodnestone Park
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 07776 323198

Chettle Village Hall
Blandford Forum

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