A wonderful opportunity to hear the much acclaimed Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe in an intimate setting.
Award-winning singer-songwriters Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe
find inspiration in new duo and celebrating their debut CD release The Janus Game
finalist, Indie Acoustic Project’s “Best CDs of 2016” Awards
“A masterclass in songwriting from two of the folk world’s finest.” The Living Tradition
“…a delicious and inspiring dovetailing of two major songwriting talents, one which feels to have even more mileage to run.” fROOTS
First paired together whilst on tour in the USA a few years ago, Steve and Jez realised they could be onto something special. Some time passed before the two could reunite again, but the spark was lit and plans were afoot! Then in 2015 Tilston & Lowe embarked on their debut UK tour, sharing the stage and swapping songs… familiar songs made new again.
“They work so well together – two of our best songwriters and singers, understanding and enriching each other’s songs. The audience loved them.” Mike Harding
“top-class pair of songwriters” Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show
The logical next step was to make a CD… and it should probably come as no surprise that when two of the UK’s finest songwriters go into the studio to record what was to be an album reflecting their live show, they come out instead with The Janus Game, a whole album of brand new co-writes!
“…the works of a class act.” MOJO
“…a fearsome combination, The Janus Game an album rich in song.” @Fatea_Magazine
“…brave British folk.” the Guardian
Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe, two of the UK acoustic/folk scene’s finest songwriters join forces for a series of concerts filled with songs and music, chat and banter and intimate insights into their approach to their craft. Head to head, neck and neck (guitar necks, that is!) listen in as they rekindle the spontaneity of their late-night living-room song swaps.
Jez Lowe a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – best singer and best new song, was a timely reminder of Jez’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. He also tours with his band The Bad Pennies and with The Pitmen Poets and is a principal writer on the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads. He’s one of the busiest live performers in the country and his songs are among the most widely sung by others.
Steve Tilston has been described as “a complete guitarist,” “a singer songwriter of rare talent” and “absurdly accomplished.” He’s toured with John Renbourn’s Ship of Fools, traditional singer Maggie Boyle, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn as WAZ!, Ballet Rambert, and with daughter Martha. He’s the writer of the classics The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman and Here’s to Tom Paine and his songs have been covered by a who’s who of the folk scene. He’s won a BBC Folk Award; best original song, appeared on Later with Jools Holland and BBC4 Songwriters Circle and is the inspiration for the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino! He’s also published a novel.
- Kim Lowings and The Greenwood, support from Road Not Taken, Saturday 24th February 2018, 8pm (Doors open 7:30pm) at Sutton Benger Village Hall, Chippenham
- Rosie Hood with Lucy Huzzard Sat. 24th November 2018