Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, March 28th in the Village Hall

“A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant.” – fROOTS

Steve and I have enjoyed seeing Miranda perform with Show of Hands over the years and more recently as she has stepped more into the limelight in her own shows. She has developed and matured to sing and play double bass and guitar across a range of acoustic music. In a duo in the last few years with Rex Preston, “their unusual combination of her double bass and his mandolin, were the perfect fit” (Living Tradition).

Rex comes from a celtic-bluegrass background. “Rex is an absolutely outstanding mando maestro, with an intensely accomplished playing style that so very intelligently combines those desirable qualities of niftiness and sensitivity” (Folk & Roots)

Miranda Sykes is a multi-talented singer, double bass and guitar player who easily slips between genres as diverse as folk, jazz, rock and pop. Her rich, spine-tingling vocals and strident, yet sensitive double bass playing is much in demand and she has worked alongside some of the finest musicians in the world.” Ents24

YET AGAIN WE HAVE STELLAR MUSIC AT OUR VILLAGE HALL!!! ON A FRIDAY NIGHT, WHAT COULD BE BETTER? THERE WILL BE A BAR OF COURSE.
SNAP UP YOUR TICKETS NOW BY PHONING SALLY OAKLEY: 869293
OR US (GILLY STRAWFORD & STEVE RANDALL): 864468

Re. latest album:
“I love this album. Miranda’s a fantastic bass player but this really brings her great voice out into the foreground.”- MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2

“Two songs from Boo Hewerdine (one written especially for Miranda) are delivered with aplomb, as is the traditional Lady Isabel And The Elf Knight, Bill Jones’s Turn To Me, and the best track of the lot which closes the album, John Kirkpatrick’s Sing A Full Song.

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