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

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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