Steve Knightley in The Manor

We are still a little fuzzy headed after our first birthday celebrations but what better way to clear a fuzzy head than to find another excuse to party? Well we have one...

The Band Company are very pleased to be hosting Steve Knightley as part of his 2015 village halls tour.  This is a rare chance to get up close and personal with Steve who will be visiting us at The Band Company Manor in the beautiful village of Hernhill.

This event, to be held on 27th February 2015, is sure to sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets here or contact us for more information.

Or, if you are unsure please read on and see why this is one gig not to be missed:

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

Steve Knightley

 

September 12, 2014