Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin

Looking for a venue in or around Bradford that offers a mix of music, top artists from around the world in a friendly, intimate atmosphere?  Look no further than The Live Room at The Caroline Social Club in Saltaire.

The Live Room is the brainchild of Ron Dukelow and Hilary Booth, both experienced music promoters, who, for ten years were the driving force behind the highly successful Live at the Talbot series at the Talbot Hotel in  West Wales.

It's their intention to bring the same ethos to their new venue at the Caroline Social Club to make it the best folk and roots music venue in the Bradford area. bIf you have a suggestion for an artist to play there get in touch. They can't promise that they'll be able to present them, but they'll consider all ideas.

After a previous gig featuring My Darling Clementine  this comment appeared on Twitter...  'The Live Room is the best thing that has happened music wise in this area in the 15 year I've lived here' (Adrian Gallagher).

Next gig on the agenda is an absolute cracker as Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the stage at the venue.....Friday 15th March 8pm.

It's a chance to see and hear them perform tracks from their highly acclaimed debut album 'Singing The Bones'.  It's a wonderful fusion of genres and is constantly on Mike Hardings playlist on BBC Radio 2.

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are two musicians with a fast growing following on the folk and roots scene. Having just completed two tours with Show Of Hands, they have been receiving very warm reviews of their d├ębut album, 'Singing The Bones', including selection for a fRoots magazine compilation and airplay on Mike Harding’s Radio 2 show.

Fast becoming recognised as one of the finest slide guitarists the UK has produced, Phillip Henry is also a virtuoso on the harmonica. He brings together folk melodies of the British Isles, blues, gospel and Indian music in his moving and original compositions and arrangements. His incredible beatbox harmonica technique is legendary on the festival circuit, and never fails to get the crowd on their feet and jumping.

Hannah Martin is a singer, songwriter, fiddle and banjo player from Devon. Recently commended by Mike Harding for her ‘really fantastic singing’, her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, while retaining a strong sense of the living tradition.

Phillip and Hannah were spotted busking in the back of a pub by Steve Knightley. Seeing the duo's potential, he invited them to fill some support slots for Show Of Hands. This was the beginning of an incredible year for the duo, joining Show Of Hands for a full concert tour, and culminating with an appearance as part of the headlining Saturday night Ham Marquee gig at Sidmouth Folk Week 2011.

Phillip and Hannah continue to go from strength to strength, and will be promoting their new album ‘Mynd’ on this spring 2013 tour.

‘Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo’ - Seth Lakeman

‘I was completely knocked out by this duo... just a terrific album... absolutely great, wonderful’  – Mike Harding

‘….one of the most extraordinary musicians around’ - Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands

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