Steve Knightley, frontman and songwriter of folk/roots heavyweights Show of Hands, has an impressive back catalogue. He’s regularly cited by emerging artists as a source of inspiration.
His enduring appeal is partly due to the fact that he’s as at home in a folk club or village hall as he is gracing the stage of a sell-out Royal Albert Hall concert. The Show of Hands fan base extends to luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, who described them as ‘one of the great English bands’. With his song-writing and commentary more razor-sharp and relevant than ever, Steve Knightley continues to remain at the cutting-edge of folk, roots and acoustic music.
Steve has always respected the audience’s interest and involvement in the stories behind the songs. Following the success of his intimate one man show, his latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard new material, he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics, and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own.
“Committed and distinctive songs of love, conscience and history” – BBC Radio 2
Doors open 7.00pm.
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