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

Sat
25
May
Miranda Sykes
Tickets from the pub / 01392 873862

The Bridge Inn
Topsham
Thu
01
Aug
Miranda Sykes
Supporting Lindisfarne

Sidmouth Folk Week @ The Ham Marquee
Sidmouth
Sun
04
Aug
Miranda Sykes
This is a FREE event

10th Lincolnshire Day Of Folk @ The George Hotel
Leadenham
Fri
23
Aug
Miranda Sykes
With Luke Jackson

Cornwall Folk Festival @ Betjeman Centre
Wadebridge
Thu
05
Sep
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 0151 2809394 / 07762 360591/ lesleyscholes@blueyonder.co.uk

Christ The King Social Club
Liverpool

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