Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston

Biography

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

Mon
03
Jul
Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes
All Hands On Deck
Budapest
Sun
27
Aug
Miranda Sykes
Towersey Playing Field
South Oxfordshire
Sat
09
Sep
Miranda Sykes
Ropley Parish Hall
Ropley
Fri
15
Sep
Miranda Sykes
Devoran Village Hall
Truro
Sat
16
Sep
Miranda Sykes
Poltimore House (The Chapel)
Poltimore

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