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

Thu
08
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 07776 323198

Chettle Village Hall *** SOLD OUT ***
Blandford Forum
Fri
09
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01179 623706

1532 Performing Arts Centre
Bristol
Sat
10
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01803 875527 / 07815 620402

St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell
Kingskerswell
Fri
16
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Stage 2 The Stables ***SOLD OUT***
Wavendon
Sat
17
Feb
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01442 665599

The Greystones
Sheffield

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