Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston
Folk Radio

It’s a joyful noise that will have you open-mouthed at what two inventive musicians can achieve with (purposefully) limited acoustic choices. So engaging is this record that it achieved that rare combination of immediacy and longevity and has rarely been off my hi-fi since it arrived.

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Liverpool Sound and Vision

Ms. Sykes and Mr. Preston have produced an album that doesn’t just sit at the heart of the English Folk scene, it captures the very essence of what Folk knows itself to be

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Accoustic Magazine

Love and loss? Familiar themes maybe, but recorded in Miranda’s sitting room, the duo have come up with a clutch of songs that’ll stifle that yawn. The sparse, muted strums of Rex’s bouzouki introduce Miranda’s haunting voice on the title track, before the double bass pushes the song into an unexpected climax of bowed bass. Other obvious highlights include Rex taking over the vocals for Boo Hewerdine’s ‘Sad’, the folky splendor of ‘Going To The West’, and the bluegrass romp of ‘Good Natured Man’. It’s an album that transcends musical boundaries and is stamped with originality.

Upcoming Gigs

Fri
22
Dec
Miranda Sykes
With Show Of Hands

Electric Palace
Bridport
Wed
17
Jan
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01353 740999

Ely Folk Club @ The Old Dispensary
Ely
Sat
20
Jan
Miranda Sykes
For more info & invitation: 01406 425506

House Concert
Spalding
Sun
21
Jan
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
Dover
Thu
08
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 07776 323198

Chettle Village Hall
Blandford Forum

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