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
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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