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
30
Nov
Miranda Sykes
Tickets: 01395 222477

Exmouth Pavilions
Exmouth
Fri
01
Dec
Miranda Sykes
Tickets: 01395 222477

Exmouth Pavilions
Exmouth
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

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