SteveKnightley, the driving force behind the award winning Folk and Roots band Show of Hands, is coming to Wirral on Friday 10th February.
Angela and John Owen, organisers of the Hungry Horse Acoustic Club, are delighted to host one of only two north west dates on the Exeter-based Knightley’s 22 date solo tour of England.
When playing as Show of Hands, Knightley is joined by multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and double bassist Miranda Sykes, and the band has successfully sold out the Royal Albert Hall three times.
Knightley 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. BBC Radio 2’s Mike Harding describes Steve as “One of England’s greatest singer songwriters”.
Performing as support for Steve’s second visit to the Hungry Horse will be guests Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, a talented and much sort after duo who also hail from the West Country.
Steve Knightley first visited the Hungry Horse Acoustic Club last February when it was still in its former venue in Little Stanney, and the concert was a complete sell out. The club moved to its new venue – Whitby Sports and Social Club, Chester Road, Ellesmere Port – last July and is benefiting from the larger upgraded facilities which also provide good access for wheelchairs. The concert will take place in the main concert hall and it all starts at 8.15pm.
Co-organiser John Owen comments – “We are absolutely delighted that Steve has once again chosen to bring his massive talents to our club. I am sure we are all in for a superb evening’s entertainment”.
It is recommended that tickets are booked in advance by ringing 0151 678 9902. The full club programme and more information can be found by visiting hungryhorseacoustic.com
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