Steve Knightley, ‘Show of Hands’ frontman and BBC award winning singer-songwriter, will be heading to the picture perfect village of Hernhill, Kent for a very special gig in association with The Band Company.
Show of Hands widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England have filled the Royal Albert Hall on four occasions but for now, Steve is looking forward to bringing his songs and stories to smaller and more intimate locations.
As he says – “With so many songs written for and about people who actually live and work in the countryside I’m really looking forward to playing them in their spiritual homes!”
Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, The Exeter based singer-songwriter writes the majority of material for the band which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and together they won Best Live Act in the 2004 BBC2 Radio2 Folk awards – the only category voted for by the public.
He is renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues.
‘One of England’s greatest singer songwriters’ Mike Harding BBC Radio 2
‘Bleak, witty and finely observed’ The Guardian
‘Committed and distinctive songs of conscience, love and history’ BBC Radio 2
‘Gravel voiced spokesman for the rural poor’ The Times