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

Wed
27
Mar
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 07845 821041

Banbury Folk Club @ The Banbury Cross
Banbury
Thu
28
Mar
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01487 814114 / pndmcleod@btinternet.com

Upwood Village Hall
Upwood, Huntingdon
Fri
29
Mar
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 01263 860573 / christinearm@hotmail.co.uk

Swanton Novers Village Hall
Swanton Novers
Sat
06
Apr
Miranda Sykes
Hop Barn @ Hopyard Farm, Hockerwood Lane
Nottinghamshire
Fri
26
Apr
Miranda Sykes
Tix: 0208 6869421

Ram Club @ The Old Cranleighan Rugby Club
Thames Ditton

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